These Ain't Yer Grandma's African Violets!
LOl at the Rubber Duckie, "Thank you!" You got me Lmao at the end. XD That was just too cute. Thank you so much for this video, it gave me a clear, visual understanding of how to give your dirty violets a nice shower/bath. And it didn't take so long. One question, should it matter if the soil is moist when giving them a shower or should the soil should a little bit dry before giving them a shower? Great Vid! :D
I love your videos. Question for this one, everytime I've tried washing an african violet, I end up with spots or burning on the leaves. I don't put them back under lights until they've dried, and I even typically blot the leaves as well as the crown. Could my water be too hard or something? Drives me nuts!
Lindi--Sounds to me like the water is just a tad too cold. Try warmer water, like a bit warmer than your body temp.
Thanks I'll give that a try. :)
Ah, the cold water/spots thing explains a bit for me! I wondered, though--how often do you wash? What do you do if the plant's in bloom?
Wash when dirty... Which depending on your conditions can be often or not at all :-) If the plant is blooming, water won't harm blossoms.
Awesome! I have a lot of dirty violets over here that could use a bath :)
I've always heard don't wet the leaves''will cause water ( white or brown spots) damage, especially cold water. My mother always used a small soft paint brush to remove the dust by lightly brushing the leaves. She had beautiful huge violets!!