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Often, having received a beautiful blooming violet as a gift, flower growers notice that with time the plant begins to wither. It refuses to bloom and becomes sluggish. If the correct care is taken behind the violet, the cause of the situation may be a plant disease such as root rot.
Root decay of violets
A feature of violet, thanks to which they love it so much, is a long flowering - up to 8 months a year. A healthy flower has juicy solid leaves and many inflorescences. The violet struck with decay will not bloom.
Root rot is a fungal disease of plants, manifested in the fact that the leaves begin to shrink, darken and fall.
Petioles become soft and liquid, and the trunk becomes bare. The development of infection contributes to the excess moisture in the pot as a result of abundant watering. If at the same time the drainage hole is small, the water constantly stagnates in the pot. In this case, the disease quickly spreads to the whole plant and can completely destroy it, if not to take urgent measures.
How to save a violet from root rot?
First of all, it is necessary to remove the violet flower from the pot and completely remove all damaged leaves. If the disease is in its initial stages, you can try to save the entire flower.
To find out the extent of the lesion, cut the bush with a sharp knife - cut off its root system. Carefully inspect the place cut - the presence of a brownish tint on it suggests that the rot has already reached the trunk. Cut the stem again. The purple shade of the cut is a healthy petiole.
The remaining healthy part of the violet should be cleaned from large old leaves and allowed to dry.
outlet To root the upper part of the plant you can:
- In the water. Pour water into a plastic cup and place the violet in such a way that only the lower part of the outlet, but not the leaves, is immersed in the liquid. You must ensure that the water does not evaporate completely, and was constantly, otherwise the plant dries.
- In the soil. Plant the flower in a small pot with a loose substrate, in which there should be a hole for drainage. At the bottom of the pot put a layer of expanded clay, so that the hole does not clog. Cover with a glass.
If the violet is rooted in a glass with water, you can plant it when the roots grow to 1.5 cm.