Violets growing weird
Can anyone tell me why my violets are growing this way? The leaves keep dying on the lower area then I'm stuck with it looking like this ugly mess. I've had african violets for over 20 years and never had this problem until we moved to this house about 5 years ago. Slowly over time more and more of my vioets are looking like this. For the most part I have self watering pots and start them like you see here with a wick to pull up the water. I'm wondering if that is the problem. In years past I had very few self watering pots and I mostly watered from above.
I used to really like aftrican violets but I'm slowly throwing them out because they look so ugly and they don't bloom as much as they used to when we lived in a warmer/dryer climate. I"m in Oregon where it rains the majority of the time.