Uh-oh, What's wrong with these leaves?

maguiretrots(8)July 23, 2012

I bought this violet, Austin's Smile, from a reputable vendor on Ebay a few weeks ago. I also got a Pixie Blue, but it crashed upon arrival, so she gave me a refund. I keep this in a window in the bedroom, well, two windows as I switch as the sun changes, and you can see it's been doing very well. However, I started noticing these marks on the leaves, and it's been so long since I've been in AVs, I can't remember what might be causing this. The windows are never opened, by the way. My other AVs are in the front of the house under a light.

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Another leaf

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 5:01PM
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And another

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 5:02PM
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The whole plant

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 5:04PM
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They look like older leaves with some minor damage from being scraped or bent. Other than that the plant looks rather healthy.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2012 at 11:05AM
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Your plant looks healthy. Leaf damage happens, but rarely affects the health of the plant.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2012 at 11:40AM
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Thank you! So I can take a deep breath and not worry.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2012 at 11:51AM
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Looks like water & fertilizer, and/or insecticide burn damage to me.
With perhaps a bit of sun bleaching as a result of the insecticide in too high a light intensity, The damage was probably from spraying just before they increased the shade last spring.
Many greenhouses have so many plants, that watering from the bottom, or carefully from the top is not always fesible.
So they water quickly down the rows, and pockets of damage can sometime occur as a result.
But, as your plants grow with more leaves, you can easily remove the damaged ones after a sutable number of replament leaves grow.
You can even root the damaged leaves once removed, usually with no problem.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2012 at 2:28PM
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robitaillenancy1(zone 5)

What is the name of the plant. It is probably one with a pebble texture. You don't see this type of leaf often, so enjoy.

I would not be worried about these leaves. Take an artists' paint bush to brush the debris off the leaves and they will look better. Pretty Plant.


    Bookmark   July 24, 2012 at 6:21PM
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It's an Austin's Smile, and I do have soft paint brush, but because this one is still in quarantine, I didn't want to risk anything. I'm trying to ignore the debris for now. Therefore, aesthetics will have to wait. ;-)

    Bookmark   July 24, 2012 at 6:32PM
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