Dark spots on every leaf! help

jollygreen07(5 or 6)September 16, 2007

I have grown african violets for years. I put my three favorite plants outside one day for some fresh air. They were under the cover of the front porch... Well, here in Colorado we got an afternoon rain shower and the next morning every leaf had a large brown spot on it. What should I do?

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robitaillenancy1(zone 5)

Did the sun come out after the rain? When water touches the leaf then the sun shines, it is like a prism and doubles the intensity and will burn the leaf.

Nancy

    Bookmark   September 16, 2007 at 11:44AM
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jollygreen07(5 or 6)

I get lots of intence sun here, so I think that is what happend ! Should I pinch off all the leaves? or just wait untill they die? Every leaf has a huge brown spot in it with some green around it. About 60% of each leaf is affected. I love love my plants and I want to save them. Thanks for your response.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2007 at 11:57AM
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robitaillenancy1(zone 5)

You will need some of those green in the leaves to supply nitrogen to the plant. Don't take off too many leaves unless it is a large plant.

nancy

    Bookmark   September 16, 2007 at 9:27PM
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jollygreen07(5 or 6)

Thank you Nancy for your advice. I think I will get a grow light for the ICU !!

    Bookmark   September 17, 2007 at 11:01AM
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