I have to have several plants of African Violets (AV) – students use leaves to look at different types of cells. Two years ago I inherited 4 plants with flowers ranging from pink to blue.
I replanted one of them in a bigger pot before reading that they don’t like being moved. The plant became bigger than non-transplanted ones, but eventually, its growing point died. A little shoot developed on top, but also dried out. I cut off the crown, put it in a pot and waiting for the bottom half to sprout new leaves as a YouTube video on propagating AV advised. It’s not going great, the top half seems to be rotten and the bottom keeps growing fungus on top.
I saw an advice that scraping the top layer from the bare stem created when the leaves fall off and putting it in soil creates more roots. I did that and the plant died. Despairing, I bought 5 little plants from Dibley nursery. One of them, “Favorite child”, is flowering already.