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Clearwater, Florida
Jun 29, 2017 6:58 PM CST
I transplanted my African violets about a month ago. Everyone is growing well and love their new homes - except for my first born.
Her leaves are now curling, going limp, then falling off.
I just read one of the FAQs on your website addressing the issue. I understand the clay pot in which she now resides may be causing the roots to be too cold (possibly causing root rot) and African violets like to be a little root bound.
My question is: Do I transplant her again to a new pot? Is it too soon? Should I put her back in the pot she was in? (I would need to transplant the one I just put in there.)
Thank you! I really appreciate the assistance!
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Jun 29, 2017 7:47 PM CST
What kind off pots, did you put babies in.
To cold ! In Florida???
She could be at end of life.
To big of pot.
Need more lite.
We need more info ?
Thanks 😁
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Jun 29, 2017 8:49 PM CST

It does sound like that particular violet did not appreaciate its new home. Violets like to be in small pots - the very biggest violet I ever owned was in a 4" pot.

Violets don't die of old age but they do suffer from rot easily. I transplanted all my violets a couple months ago and one is still looking sad and limp.

Can you post a photo of your violet? Maybe seeing it will help in a diagnosis.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost


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