Can I save African Violets affected by cold?

JDandMcGeeFebruary 23, 2013

My 30 year old African Violets were subjected to 48 hours of cold when we lost heat during a blizzard. Some of these plants belonged to my now-deceased mother so they have real sentimental value. Is there any hope of saving them? The leaves are all wilted. Thank you.

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On the Optimara site, on the plant care page, there are detailed instructions on what to do for violets that have been subjected to cold. I hope this helps. Also, imho, I think some people are too hasty in throwing out damaged violets. These plants are tough and, given the proper care and a lot of patience, can often become beautiful specimens again.


    Bookmark   February 24, 2013 at 12:58AM
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perle_de_or(Zone 7)

I had that happen a few winters ago. I saved them by getting the best looking leaf on the plant and puttting it in soil to propagate. I hope this helps you. If you haven't done any leaf propagation there are lots of video tutorials on youtube.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 4:03PM
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