African Violets
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My African violets get leggy and then fall down and rot off. What to do?

Zone portland Oregon | Anonymous added on January 13, 2020 | Answered

The plant is small and the outside of the plant's leaves bend over and rot. How do I fix this: the stems get long and lay down.

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on January 14, 2020

This is a sign that there is not enough light, and the soil remains too moist. Let them dry out pretty well between watering and do not let water come into direct contact with the leaves. Increase the light, or add supplemental horticultural grade lighting as well. This article will give you information on how to properly grow African violets:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/african-violet/african-violet-care.htm

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