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Help Diagnose White Circles

Posted by Garret_87 Zone 6 (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 3, 13 at 17:49

I got a couple beautiful african violets at the nursery two weeks ago. They have been doing very well and have been blooming like crazy, but this week I noticed white circles forming on the leaves. Any ideas what this could be? It doesnt look like powdery mildew to me, but I am new to African Violets. Any help would be great.

Should I spray the leaves down and clean them off? What would be the best solution?

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RE: Help Diagnose White Circles

It looks like water drops to me. Try to wipe them off with a damp qtip. When you water, make sure you don't get leaves wet.

RE: Help Diagnose White Circles

It seems like it could be something more than just water spots. Has it been treated for anything lately? (I'm thinking of the fungicide I sprayed for Powdery Mildew.)Facebook's AVnerds has a lot of experts that hang out there and could probably offer a diagnosis.

Here is a link that might be useful: African Violey Nerds ;)

RE: Help Diagnose White Circles

It is either hard water or some kind of pesticide/fungicide spray. To remove it - try this. break off an old tired leaf of AV, break it in half and try to rub the spots with it.

It is nothing bad, it is just unsightly...


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