Asked March 28, 2023, 10:17 PM EDT
I was gifted the plant two years ago. It has been repotted a year in good quality African violet potting soil. To encourage blooming I feed it with Jack's classic African violet water soluble plant food. it has just bloomed beautifully for the past month, and as the three bloom stems fade, two more are alrready up and budded! I water it once a week sitting in water until topsoil feels moist. However, it has always had a problem with the outer leaves. They continually drop until they touch the rim of the clay pot and then proceed to rot off at that point so that I must clip the leaf off. I at first thought it was the plastic container in which it came and switched to a clay pot. It made no difference. The plant is firm, but doesn't look "happy" somehow as the leaves turn downward. I don't know what else I can do to make it happy. It receives good light, a short amount of morning sun from an east window. Thank you!.
Dakota County Minnesota