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28/07/2012 at 10:04

Hi there how can i get rid of whitefly from my African violets, i thought that you cant wet the leaves, i,ve only got spray. HELP.

28/07/2012 at 10:29

You are right in saying you shouldn't wet the leaves but you can use an insect spray on them . I' ve had mine for several years and have had the odd infestation and had to resort to a quick spray. Are you growing them in the right conditions ? It suggests to me that they may be a bit too dry. African violets like a humid condition and I always water from underneath using a trough and letting them take up as much water as they need . Make sure you isolate the plant . Good luck.

28/07/2012 at 10:42

Sorry Tony forgot to post you this link-

28/07/2012 at 17:32

Thanks very much jean very helpfull,i was worried about leaves but i have done what you advised hope its cured. I to water and feed my plants in the same way you described also they are very near kitchen sink so plenty of humid air,thanks again.

28/07/2012 at 21:04

Glad to be of help Tony, So many people have helped me on this site so it's nice to help someone else.

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