African violet - Knowledgebase Question

Lake Zurich, Il
Question by amayaalfredo
March 14, 2010
I bought this plant 3 yeas ago, this winter it lost many leaves and it has a long stem exposed. Any ideas?

Answer from NGA
March 14, 2010


African violets grow in a rosette from the crown of the plant and when you get tight new growth crowns it can indicate lack of sufficient light or overfertilization. There's nothing you can do to repair the crown but you can propagate your African violet through leaf cuttings and start a healthy new plant with a normal looking crown.

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