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Diseases of African Violets

Posted by violetgirl59 6 (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 9, 10 at 14:32

I've been growing AF's for years and I've never had a problem with diseases. I did learn early on when watering the plants, do not overwater; this will cause "root rot" and once this starts, there is usually no way to stop it. You have to dispose of the plant. Some people may already know this piece of advice--always water AF's from the bottom and never at the top, give it just enough water for the plant to be able to soak the water up in a couple of minutes. If it takes longer than 2 minutes, you've given it too much water. Let the plant dry almost completely out before watering again. AF's like "semi-moist" soil.


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RE: Diseases of African Violets

Light soil is a MUST! Top watering is how we water in our greenhouse. This is done with a water breaker on a Gardenhose.We wet all of the plant. Top watering is not bad.


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RE: Diseases of African Violets

Travis,
I sent you an email about next week's visit.
Dora


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RE: Diseases of African Violets

I wick water my violets but water from the top once a month or so to leach the soil. I learned this to prevent buildup of fertilizers etc. I keep all of my windows open during the summer which puts a dirt coating on all of the plants so I gently bath all of them, including the AVs, at least twice a summer. They seem to love it :)


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