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Sistadebbie
Sep 1, 2016 12:36 PM CST
So my boss bought me a white violet and I've had her for about 3 weeks and it seems her petals are starting to droop. I've kept her in a warm area where she doesn't get too much sun and I give her 1 ice cube a week. Am I doing something wrong??
Name: greene
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greene
Sep 1, 2016 12:50 PM CST
Is your plant an African Violet/Saintapaulia?
I'm pretty sure they like room temperature water; the ice cube may cause chilling of the roots and may cause the leaves to have a downward curling. Since receiving the plant have you re-potted it?
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terrafirma
Sep 1, 2016 1:48 PM CST
I can't imagine that 1 ice cube of water a week is near enough. And I agree with greene. Watering plants with ice isn't a really great idea. Brrr.

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