Houseplants forum: What's wrong with my African Violet?

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Name: Colorado Amateur
Parker, CO (Zone 5b)
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ColoradoAmateur
Aug 6, 2017 11:02 PM CST
My AV has developed these bumps on the leaves. Can anyone help me figure out what's wrong?
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Name: Will Creed
NYC
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WillC
Aug 7, 2017 5:18 PM CST
Hard to tell from 2-dimensional photos. Could be damage from water droplets on the leaves. Or mealybugs. Or mildew.
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Name: Francis
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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bouncyshamrocks
Aug 9, 2017 12:50 AM CST
The discoloration looks like it could be sun damage--is your violet someplace where it's getting direct sun? They prefer indirect sun as their leaves do tend to scorch. Bumps or ripples in african violet leaves seem to be fairly normal for their anatomy--this varies by the breed however. Though abnormally shaped leaves that seem warped and/or lumpy are usually caused by irregular watering. I'm not sure if that's what you mean by bumps though.
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Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
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Agoo
Oct 4, 2017 10:46 PM CST
Do I need to repot my AV's yet? Thank You!
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Happy Gardening :-)
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Oct 5, 2017 4:45 AM CST
@Agoo Colleen, your photos are out of focus/blurry but from what I can see, your plants look very happy and healthy! I say if it ain't broke, don't fix it. I'd leave them in their current containers.
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Name: Will Creed
NYC
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WillC
Oct 6, 2017 9:16 AM CST
I agree with Lin and would add that AV's rarely need repotting.
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arbiec
Mar 31, 2018 1:54 PM CST
My AV has hair on the leaves..Maybe mold..What do I do..This one is about 40 years old..Don't wanta lose it..Help !
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Mar 31, 2018 2:23 PM CST
Hi arbiec, Welcome!

Can you upload a photo so that we can see the plant and it's leaves? African Violet's have soft pubescent/hairy leaves. If you can provide a photo, it will better help to determine the issue.
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Name: Will Creed
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WillC
Apr 1, 2018 10:56 AM CST
"pubescent" is a great word, Lin. New to me in regard to plants, but indeed accurate and appropriate! Thumbs up
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
I now have a book available on indoor plant care

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