What is eating the leaves on my Nodding Violets?

My nodding violets in baskets have holes in the leaves, which turn grey and dry. Could you please tell me what to use to help them recover.


01 February 2019 11:43 PM

Hi Robyn,

these spots are probably caused by water droplets on the leaves refacting sunlight and causing burning. Nodding violets are in the gesneriaceae family like african violets which also have hairy leaves and are also prone to this problem. Best solution is simply to avoid wetting the leaves and to grow in a covered spot. prune lightly and often and liquid feed with Yates Thrive Flower & Fruit Soluble Plant Food to promote new healthy leaves and more flowers.

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