Some of the older leaves on my plant are dying. I’m trying to tell myself it’s just that they’re done or it’s been so humid they can’t survive. But I’m afraid it might be a goner…
I think this is completely normal. The new growth looks very healthy. Don’t give up on it quite yet.
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The new leaves all looks pretty and fine. Just make sure the leaves stay dry and the soil is not overly wet. If the older leaves are soft and mushy, remove them. All the best.
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I was never able to keep African Violets alive, but my sister has at least 100 of them! She has such a green thumb.
Leaves on the top looking quite healthy, you might still be able to see the beautiful flowers ☘️☘️
I kill things on sight, so I got nothing for you.
I’m pretty close to that. My mother could take a plant that was near dead and have it back to full health in days. I miss having her around to rehab mine:(
My sister has the best luck with African violets, while I kill them wishing a few weeks. Good luck with yours.
My grandmother used to grow African violets. They are very finnicky. These look healthy to me, but I’m no expert. If you feel like they’re declining, may take some good photos and visit a nature center and see if a naturalist has some advice for you? I know that might sound odd, but some of the people who work at botanical gardens and nature centers are extremely knowledgeable about plants and happy to share what they know. 🙂
It looks like over watering. How wet is the soil? Are the dead leaves dry or wet?
The leaves were spongy. The soil is barely wet. We’ve had very high humidity though:(
I think my mum used to stand her African Violets in saucers of water rather than pour water onto the top of the soil. You may very well already be doing this.
That is the normal way I water it but when the soil got too dry I was pouring water carefully in to the top of the pot. That probably made the problem worse.
I’ve never grown one, but the top still looks good. Don’t overwater is my advice, the leaves look begonia like and those get mushy from too much water.
I hope you can save it.
I don’t water my African violets very often, sometimes they are dry as a bone when I remember to water them, so maybe let them dry out a bit? The new leaves look wonderful, so you are doing something right!
Good luck! I’ve never had good luck with African violets at all.
Don’t give up on it! This happens in plants, the leafs on top look good!
I am no longer allowed to own fish or any plant other than the Pothos. All fish and all other plants other than the Pothos die under my care. It’s tragic really, how many attempts I’ve made to have fish and a variety of house plants. Thankfully the last time I tried with plants, I was able to give them away before they completely croaked and I heard 2 months later from the new owner that they were thriving under her care. I don’t think she was gloating…..she might have been gloating.
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