Why do I have brown spots on the leaves of my nodding violet?

Have a nodding violet which has brown spots on leaves, took sample to nursery and they thought it was fungus so sprayed with mancozeb plus (recommended) and fed with African violet food but not much improvement, could you please advise any other treatment.


17 August 2013 11:34 AM

Hi Ann,

If it is a fungal leaf spot (which nodding violets do suffer from) Mancozeb Plus should cure this problem. You may need to apply this product on more than one occasion until you can see some improvement. Check your drainage also as too much water around the roots can cut out oxygen to the area causing the plant to suffer,. Aphids, thrips and mites can also be a problem so look over the plant to see that there are no pests present. If so treat with either Yates Nature's Way Vegie & Herb Spray Concentrate or a Yates Pyrethrum Insect Pest Killer Concentrate spray.

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