What happens if you get African Violet leaves wet?
The soil for African Violets should be kept moist. When watering an African Violet one can water from either the top of the bottom but use water that is room temperature. When watering from the top be careful not to get the leaves wet, getting the leaves wet can cause spots or rings to appear on the plant’s leaves.
How do I know if my African violet has root rot?
- Plant topples over at the base. The top part of your African Violet may separate from the root system entirely, though the crown is still intact.
- Roots are decayed.
- Roots have yellow or yellowish-brown stripes on them.
Why does my African violet has droopy leaves?
There may be a couple of reasons why your plant is wilting. It could be that the plant is too dry and needs water. On the other hand, wilting African violet leaves may also be a sign of overwatering. This can occur when the plant is watered too much, especially if the plant is in a plastic pot.
How do I bring my African violet back to life?
Brown spots on African violets are often referred to as leaf scorch, a form of sunburn. To encourage healing and new growth, move your African violet to a room that receives ample indirect sunlight or hang a sheer curtain between your light source and your plant to help diffuse the direct rays.
Can you overwater an African violet?
Learning to water an African violet (Saintpaulia ionantha) properly is essential to growing a healthy, long-lived plant. African violet is susceptible to root rot and crown rot when overwatered, and both disorders can seriously injure or kill the plant.
Should you deadhead African violets?
Deadhead African violets to encourage more blooms. African violets make useful flowering houseplants since they can bloom for up to nine months per year. They do need the other three months off as a rest period. As with any plant, proper care is essential to maximize both the plant’s health and blooms.