I told you that my African Violets were pretty dead and depressing. Well I tackled them last weekend. I had to. It was literally do or die as many of them were working harder at dying than living.
Remember I showed you the pretty picture of one of my favorite violets that once looked like this??
…and when I finally got to the plant it looked like this???
I managed to try to salvage this. How depressing. I’m not sure if it will take but I am going to give it a try. I hard try.
My favorite one…this one… (picture of it a year or two ago) ended up in the garbage. It was all the way dead.
I had gotten it from Kayla. I think in the past I had given her a plant start of it. I called her to see if she had any. The answer…No. UGH. She bought it for me at the Camp Courageous thrift store in Manchester, Iowa. If anyone is ever there and sees an African Violet. BUY IT FOR ME!! I’m guessing someone likes to propagate them and then donates them.
Repotting is always a mess!! See??
I’m happy to report that I saved more than I tossed. Four got completely thrown away. It made me sad….but I have others that I know I’ll be able to save so I guess in the end it could have been worse.
There are a few that are iffy. This one… It was clipped from another plant as two crowns were starting. There isn’t a good root system on this.
…and this one.
This one suffered from root rot.
It looks good but their roots are terrible. I had tried these pots for Violets and it turns out they were terrible. Initially I liked them but my plants haven’t trived with them. I think the plants get too wet.
Although they are self watering…I still don’t think they are right for Violets. I ended up getting rid of all of these pots.
In the photo the plants look good at a quick glance but all of them are suffering from foliage that isn’t filled out like it should be. See all the leaves are heavier on one side than the other?
In the end I’m really grateful. It could have been MUCH worse. Little by little, I have hope, that these guys will all get a chance to grow and be what they once were.
So now that the Violets are taken care of, it’s on to the sewing room. It needs attention.