Another day another problem
Today, I checked up on my primula and saw one leaf was a bit limp. At first, I wasn't sure what was going on, then I tried moving the leaf and it's base is rotting. Of course, I checked the rest of the rosette for rot, but it seems alright at the moment. (It almost looked like it was bouncing back for a week as new leaves appeared to be growing).
What would be the next logical step from here? I know I need to probe the leaf, but should I go from the base and remove it from the soil? The leaf is still firmly attatched, so it might be a little challenging to pull it off the plant (I've tried already). I did also pinch off all the dead flowers and remove the dead leaves lying in the soil to reduce bacteria populations. I might take the plant to school tomorrow to see what I can do to save it as I suspect that the roots are beginning to outgrow the pot. Not that I have any larger pots with drainage though, but perhaps I could prune the rootball...
I did read up on crown rot treatments and diagnosis... apparently, the crowns of plants might turn red, which is happening in my Primula. All I can say is, from my perspective, the prognosis is very poor.