Diseases of the uzambara violet

Diseases of the uzambara violet

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Many plants are subject to various diseases, but there are those that affect exactly one specific category. It is necessary to take effective measures as soon as possible to combat the parasite.


  1. Gray rot
  2. Powdery mildew
  3. Late blight
  4. Viral infections

Before purchasing a violet, I found out all the necessary conditions for growing it: humidity, light and room temperature. When buying Saintpaulia, you need to carefully examine the plant in order not to miss the possible risk of already infection of the plant.

I have studied enough literature to accurately identify the type of disease and how to deal with it. Here I will describe the most common diseases that are inherent in the Uzambara violet.

Gray rot

Other indoor plants, not only Saintpaulia, suffer from this fungal disease. The infection affects the tissue of young seedlings, leaves, flowers and buds. The plant turns brown, decays or becomes gray-brown. The violet becomes covered with brown spots that quickly spread throughout the plant. Usually, this type of parasite enters weakened plants through mechanical damage. In this case, you need to spray it with a copper-soap solution (dilute 20 g of liquid potassium soap and 2 g of copper sulfate in 1 liter of water). In order not to face infection, experts recommend preventive procedures. Feed with fertilizers and microelements, which significantly increase the plant's resistance.

Powdery mildew

This is a specific disease of violets, the pathogen itself can be attributed to the genus Oidium. As a result of infection, a white powdery coating is formed. And over time, the leaves begin to die off and the plant withers. The infection manifests itself in conditions of a sharp jump in temperature and humidity. Such a plant must be sprayed with solutions of fungicides - colloidal sulfur (using shampoo or liquid soap).

Late blight

This disease is aggravated by the presence of leaf nematodes (round microscopic worms). The leaves of the plant rot and turn brown, eventually the whole plant dies.

Viral infections

They can often be found on the Uzambara violet. The infection significantly slows down the growth of the plant, weak flowering. Linear patterns and yellow rings appear on the leaves. Insects also appear with this infection: aphids, thrips. Such plants that have undergone a viral disease are eliminated because they cannot be cured.

In my experience, I only encountered gray rot. For a long time I could not understand what kind of disease I was facing. Therefore, I had to study all possible infections in a short time and determine how to deal with it. For a moment, I even thought about giving up. But I could not because The plant was presented to me and I cannot give up so easily and you, too, do not give up!

Watch the video: How to setup African violets on a self watering wicking system (June 2022).