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leaf problems

Posted by jlm303 5 (My Page) on
Sat, Nov 9, 13 at 22:38

Hello all -
My work horse, Harmony's White Lace, developed some darker areas on the center leaves when I was experimenting with LED lights. The backs of the leaves seemed solid, were now dark purple. Now, months later, I have one leaf with a black spot and another that looks like this. Is this late effects of a light burn or something more insidious? I don't see anything crawling.
Thanks, Jodi


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Hi this is my plant that got damaged from HEAT. A few wks ago our climate was very hot and this is what happen to all my violets,they are in a northern exposure. When I first saw them this one did not show any damage but now three wks after all of them have started to show it, so each few days I have to be removing drooping leaves some have even lost an entire side of leaves. So I think your problem was too much heat. All you can do is remove the leaf and put the plant in a less light situation. The big leaf next to it shows burnt to but it will take longer to fall off. I know this is upsetting for you but as linda say " its a learning experience". Good luck. VELLETA


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Jodi -
looks like the old burn form the light. Remove the damaged leaves and repot your plant. Your LEDs probably were way too close.

irina


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Velleta,

Your plant looks good. Good job! Are all your burned babies looking this good?

Linda

This post was edited by whitelacey on Wed, Nov 13, 13 at 3:42


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Hi Linda, how are you? Well they only look good because of you and your expert advise. Sadly I lost my warm summer sunshine. ;( but it was the worst affected. I am sad but to be very honest the rest are ok so I just take a deep breath and move forward. They are all growing new leaves. I am not looking for a bloom for now but I an gaining the experience I need to keep them healthy. Hopefully they will thrive and reward me later. I also notice the ones place in the small cups grow quickly so I am SLOWLY getting their. I am a bit more confident with them now so who knows maybe in the near future I will be able to say" violets are really easy once you know what to do". And that's all because of all the wonderful people here. Thanks again. VELLETA.


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One plant I just brought home from the store is developing spots like that on its outside leaves too. I am assuming it either got a bit cold on the way home, or the store watered them too generously...
It's still flowering, so I am leaving it as is for now (put down a 'perfect' leaf for insurance though).
And nope, no sign of bugs, but I am keeping it separate until I re-pot it into fresh soil...


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Thanks guys! That one is the only one who got burned. It was in the same spot, same distance from the fixture but I switched the bulb from the compact flourescent to a LED. I removed that leaf and switched back the old bulb and everyone seems happy. Here's the current grouping.


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I love how you have your plants in spice pots! Such a unique arrangement! Lovely plants.


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Thanks! The Lyons violets come in square pots and fit perfectly.


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