Monday, February 26, 2024

Tight centers, hairy leaves

Question:  Several of my violets have tight centers and hairy leaves.  I may have overfertilized when I switched fertilizers.  But when I read my magazine, the description of tight centers and hairy leaves seems to come up when describing cyclamen mites.  How do I tell the difference?  I do have misshapen blossoms on some plants, but […]

Lost center on plant

Question:  Recently, I have experienced a problem with the center growth on some of my violets.  On some otherwise healthy plants, the center growth has disappeared.  The plant would remain healthy, then eventually sprout suckers from the center. Answer:¬†¬†Though there might be another explanation, this seems to happen to us most commonly on certain varieties, suggesting […]