african violet leaves crack

brownellJuly 7, 2014

Can someone tell me what is happening to the leaves on my african violet? This is a recurring problem. I handle the plant carefully and haven't noticed any bugs. I use african violet potting soil & fertilizer. Stumped!

Thank you

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fortyseven_gw

I think it is just normal wear and tear. Perhaps someone in your house, or even yourself, may have accidentally bumped into the plant. Or perhaps the edge of the pot was a bit rough or had fertilizer salt on it that the leaf rubbed against. The position of the cracks on the leaf seems to have been resting on the edge of the pot. If the leaf is in a vital position on the plant, you can leave it alone. It is not diseased and the damage won't spread. Joanne

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 12:33AM
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Linda

I agree with Joanne. This is some kind of mechanical damage not an environmental one.

Linda

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 12:41AM
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