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How to Identify and Save African Violet From Root Rot

After receiving a beautiful flowering violet as a gift, growers often notice that the plant begins to decline over time. It wilts and fades away, becoming lifeless. A plant disease such as root rot may cause the problem. Violets affected by root rot will not bloom. Root rot is a fungal disease that causes the …

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How To Clean African Violet Leaves (3 Effective Ways)

As with all houseplants, basic hygienic procedures are required for African violets. This includes cleaning the leaves to remove dust and other contaminants.  Soft velvety leaves can capture all kinds of dirt: dust, pets’ fur, or soil from outdoors. This disrupts the photosynthesis process, makes breathing difficult, and creates an ideal environment for the spread …

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8 Signs of African Violet Dying (Here’s How to Revive It)

African violet leaves have a short lifespan, lasting no more than a year. After that, older African violet leaves will begin to wilt, turn yellow, and eventually die to make room for new foliage. However, if your plant is drooping, appears burnt, and nearly all of the leaves are yellow with brown spots, you should …

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8 Causes of Brown Spots on African Violet Leaves (With Fixes)

African violets are eye-catching houseplants with lush, velvety green foliage and drop-dead gorgeous blooms. As pleasant as African violets are, they are prone to various problems that mar their beauty with brown spots. What could go wrong? Brown spots on African violet leaves are commonly caused by diseases such as fungal leaf spots, bacterial blight, …

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How to Save an Overwatered African Violet (Step by Step)

African violet is one of the most beautiful houseplants you can have. That is unless it has become mushy or discolored as a result of too much water. Many houseplant gardeners make the mistake of overwatering. When trying to care for your plant, it is easy to overdo it. Check for major damage and relocate …

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