African Violets
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Africian Violet Care

Zone Moncks Corner, SC 29461 | [email protected] added on December 5, 2017 | Answered

Should I cut the dead blossoms off at the tip or the end of the stem. Also dead leaves at the tip or at the base. Nancy

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BushDoctor
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Answered on December 5, 2017

This can be tricky, as these plants are VERY sensitive to change. The way I do it is very intensive, and requires your attention for multiple days. Cut the leaf or flower right where it joins the stem, and slowly cut back the stem as it dies. This will allow the plant to take back valuable nutrients from the stem as it slowly dies.

Here is an article for more information on the proper care of these plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/african-violet/african-violet-care.htm

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