Help Diagnose White Circles

garret_87(Zone 6)February 3, 2013

I got a couple beautiful african violets at the nursery two weeks ago. They have been doing very well and have been blooming like crazy, but this week I noticed white circles forming on the leaves. Any ideas what this could be? It doesnt look like powdery mildew to me, but I am new to African Violets. Any help would be great.

Should I spray the leaves down and clean them off? What would be the best solution?

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It looks like water drops to me. Try to wipe them off with a damp qtip. When you water, make sure you don't get leaves wet.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 9:56AM
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It seems like it could be something more than just water spots. Has it been treated for anything lately? (I'm thinking of the fungicide I sprayed for Powdery Mildew.)Facebook's AVnerds has a lot of experts that hang out there and could probably offer a diagnosis.

Here is a link that might be useful: African Violey Nerds ;)

    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 2:03AM
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irina_co(z5 CO)

It is either hard water or some kind of pesticide/fungicide spray. To remove it - try this. break off an old tired leaf of AV, break it in half and try to rub the spots with it.

It is nothing bad, it is just unsightly...


    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 12:26PM
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