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Author: RetiredVermonter Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 31089  
Subject: African Violets Question Date: 10/6/2012 9:56 AM
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My wife has had African violets in pots in the house for years. She tries to keep them watered -- but not overwatered -- and fertilized, and with enough sun.

One plant has developed a problem, however: It blooms, looks healthy, etc., but several leaves around the outer edge are all turning YELLOW, almost WHITE. They do not look brown or shriveling or dead; they just seem to look anemic.

Cause? Solution?

Thanks!

Vermonter
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Author: pauleckler Big funky green star, 20000 posts Top Favorite Fools Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 30328 of 31089
Subject: Re: African Violets Question Date: 10/6/2012 3:15 PM
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My African Violets are having a terrible year too. I have lost many of them with similar conditions, even though I have had success with them for years. I thought I might have introduced a disease to them from buying a new one or perhaps from contaminated soil, etc.

Or I notice the drought this year gave us summers day with 30% humidity outside, while 90+% is the norm (makes the corn grow, you know). So perhaps keeping them well watered in low humidity has been a source of the problem. I keep the soil moist, but that may not be enough.

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Subject: Re: African Violets Question Date: 10/6/2012 3:44 PM
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Thanks. I'll pass that info on to my wife.

Vermonter

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Author: RetiredVermonter Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 30336 of 31089
Subject: Re: African Violets Question Date: 10/11/2012 9:13 AM
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Paul:

This is the "sister" plant to another one we have in an adjacent room (she divided two plants that came together 3 years ago), and the other one is still doing fine. Weird.

We still wonder why....

Vermonter

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