Pruning and/or Reviving an African Violet
So, I just recently received an African Violet as a gift, then drove across 3 states in rather high temperatures. When I finally got it out of the car, it looked rather droopy and sad. I took it into a cooler environment (about 73 degrees F) and gave it some water. Nothing was improving. I did some reading and realized I was over watering it, and it wasn't getting enough light. I corrected those errors and the plant is starting to perk up.
My violet doesn't have any blossoms, just leaves. Here is the problem: The stems of the leaves are plump and healthy and thriving. On a few leaves, the stems start to droop closer to the leaf with the leaf a rather dark green color and very wilted. So - can I pinch/cut off the wilted/dying leaves without damaging the plant? If I take off the dying part will the stem regenerate a leaf? Or might the leaves perk up like the stems have? I'm scared of removing the dead leaves and perhaps damaging the violet permanently.