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hairy leaves

Posted by bjpoole34448 south carolina (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 18, 09 at 16:27

my new little violet, Rob's Artic Chill, has very small new leaves, curled down and it looked like a white edge. On closer inspection it is tiny little hairs all around the edge of the leaf. I was wick watering the plant. and took it off and just was trying to let it dry. I lightend my soil before wicking. and my other 2 new plants are just fine. Any Ideas? thanks.


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RE: hairy leaves

It sounds like cyclamen mites to me. I have managed it by soaking the plant under a bath of Avid for 10-20 minutes. But you will have to treat all your plants and the surfaces they sit on to avoid losing everything. It's a major hassle. You will lose some plants.
Carol


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