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cleaning african violets?

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by Amy R. on January 05, 2005 12:05 AM
hola, i was wondering if anyone had some suggestions for cleaning african violet foliage. mine have become quite dusty and i'm unsure what to do. i tried lightly spraying them with warm water(it's the cold that makes them spot, no?), but that just left them sort of muddy. any ideas?
by Dixie Angel on January 05, 2005 02:23 AM
Hello, Amy! [wayey]

I dust my African Violets using a feather duster. I don't think that getting the foliage wet is a good idea. It will not only cause them to have spots, but they will mildew and rot, too!

Dianna

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by dgp on January 05, 2005 02:41 AM
I clean mine with a soft brush. I've also been known to spray them with warm soapy water but you have to be careful. Let them dry in a warm spot in your house away from the sun. Daylight (even from a north window) on wet African Violet leaves can cause burning and spotting.
by lizheaemma on January 09, 2005 01:10 AM
toothbrush works really well, I'm sure your husband won't mind if you use his! [Wink]
by Amy R. on January 09, 2005 01:41 AM
LOL, lizheaemma, i'm on it!!!

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