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Aug 18, 2015 6:07 PM CST
Name: Lynne
Houston, TX. Zone 9b (Zone 9b)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers I helped beta test the first seed swap Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
I let my african violet go dry while out of town and it lost half it's leaves -the lower ones. Is there something you do to make it look right when it's this 'trunk' with only the upper most leaves? Do the lower ones grow back? It used to be so full and pretty.
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Aug 18, 2015 7:21 PM CST
Name: Victoria J.
Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Nursery/Garden Center Employee
My thoughts would be just to keep it moderately moist like you would have normally... Fertilize if necessary, and let nature do its work Smiling I'm no professional, mind you... I just would assume regular care would bring it right back to normal.
If it grows, I can kill it.
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Aug 23, 2015 3:58 AM CST
Name: kitty T
columbia sc (Zone 7a)
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cut off the dead and repot and keep it moist . also while you are repotting scrape the neck and put the soil mix to the where the bottom leaves should be and make sure you cover the neck . if I can be of any further help let me know .
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Aug 23, 2015 7:23 AM CST
Name: Christine
NY zone 5a
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I agree with goodgirl, it needs to be potted deeper, it looks very wobbly.

goodgirl Welcome!
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Aug 23, 2015 7:32 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Hi goodgirl61 Welcome! from me too!

Lynne, I totally agree with goodgirl/KittyT. When that happens with African Violets you can re-pot and bury the plant deeper. A couple of good tutorials and photos are shown here:

Rob's Violet website: http://www.robsviolet.com/less...
http://inthegardenwithhelensch...
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Aug 23, 2015 9:12 PM CST
Name: Lynne
Houston, TX. Zone 9b (Zone 9b)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers I helped beta test the first seed swap Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Thanks a bunch for your recommendations. I replanted him today and planted him deeper. Looks so much better and he probably needed the new potting mix. Thanks again.
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