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Q.African Violet – what causes the tight formation with the new leaves not allowing the buds or new leaves enough room to grow?

Zone Parker, co 80138 | Anonymous added on September 27, 2020 | Answered

I have a wonderful plant that blooms regularly however, the very middle of the plant is becoming more crowded and tightly compact. This does not allow the bud to grow up right and stunts their growth. What causes this? Thanks for the help.

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Answered on September 29, 2020

Too much fertilizer and/or too much bright light can cause this. You can filter the light your plant is receiving and stop fertilizing it for a while. Also, try flushing the soil by drenching it several times, letting the water run out of the pot. Do this until the water runs clear, and then let it dry before watering again.

Here's a good article: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/african-violet/african-violet-care.htm

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