Thursday, July 14, 2011

Washing An African Violet

Not really my best video ever, but this is how I do it!

7 comments:

  1. 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

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  2. 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!

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  3. Lindi--Sounds to me like the water is just a tad too cold. Try warmer water, like a bit warmer than your body temp.

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  4. Thanks I'll give that a try. :)

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  5. 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?

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  6. 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.

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  7. Awesome! I have a lot of dirty violets over here that could use a bath :)

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