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new to African Violets - need help

Posted by beth7happy 9 CtrlFl (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 10, 13 at 12:34

It was by accident, I promise! no WAY do I need another plant addiction, but.....please tell me it's not happening!!
This first picture - all the curly leaves followed me home from the store. For a dollar, just looking at the leaves is a bargain!! But...it was over watered and it's still in a plastic growing pot. (this is the first of 4 posts I'll probably do; I don't know how to post multiple pix here).

Should this be repotted immediately? What kind of pot; what kind of soil? Fertilizer?


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RE: new to African Violets - need help

Beautiful curly leaves!!
There looks to be drainage in the bottom of the pot, but you
may want to rule that out as a problem. I wouldn't transplant it if I thought there was shock from overwatering.
Plus a plant that is slightly pot bound blooms better. Your plant still has a little room in there.
It should be watered only when it has dried to the touch and bottom watered to avoid wetting the foliage. About every week is sufficient, but every plant varies by a day or so...
Every third watering, top water, carefully, to wash down accumulated salts.
Roots must never sit in water for more than a few minutes.
Fertilize c liquid fertilizer once a month or so Lightly.


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