The issues of an AV living in a college dorm
Hello. I'm new, not only to African Violets, but to house plants in general. I'm in a college dorm in Northern Maine. At the beginning of the semester, I bought three near-death plants at Walmart in an attempt to perk up my dorm. All three have thrived on my cold-but-sunny window sill.
A couple weeks ago, my mom split some of her African Violets, and having had some luck with my plants, I jumped on the opportunity when she offered me one of the newly repotted violets.
Unfortunately, my violet has done anything but thrive. It looks severely depressed, actually, with several issues. The leaves have lost their shape a bit, with some wilting. Having been warned repeatedly about over-watering, I assumed the problem was the cold air on the window sill, so it's been relocated to my desk where it's hopefully warmer, but it hasn't perked up any.
I also have a problem with something that looks like fruit flies, but only with the violet and not my other plants. I think they may be fungus gnats. Could these be the cause for my violet's depression? If so, how do I get rid of them?
I appreciate anything you can tell my about caring for my new plant, but please keep in mind, I'm in a dorm and my money and resources are limited.