Schultz African Violet Liquid Garden Plant Food with Micronutrients – 4 oz

Schultz African Violet Liquid Garden Plant Food with Micronutrients – 4 oz

$10.99

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Description

Feed Every Time You Water! Schultz African Violet Liquid Plant Food is Specially formulated for African Violets and other blooming plants. Easy to use and contains the basic micronutrients your flowers production and plant needs.

  • 8-14-9
  • For all indoor and outdoor plants
  • Encourages new growth
  • Easy-to-measure dropper
  • Just 7 drops per quart of water
  • For all varieties of African Violets

    General Feeding Tips

    Mother Nature feeds plants every time it rains, dissolving nutrients and distributing them evenly to all plants in your yard and garden. You can do the same every time you water, feeding with plant food.

    Plants feed at different rates depending on the soil temperature. That’s why it is important to use a specially formulated plant food to ensure the plant is effectively receiving the proper nutrients.

    Plant Food contain three essential elements for plants to grow and thrive; Nitrogen, Phosphate and Potash. Nitrogen (N) is a major element in plant nutrition, promotion of rapid growth, leaf formation and greening. Phosphate (P2O5) is the source of Phosphorous (P), which is essential for a strong root system, brighter, and more beautiful flowers, and overall growth. It also hastens maturity and increases yield. Potash (K20) is the source of Potassium (K), which is a catalyst for many plant functions. It helps build stem strength, increases disease resistance, aids in photosynthesis, and increases root growth. Potassium also provides starches and oils, helps reduce water loss and wilting, and is necessary for plant protein formation.

     

    Common African Violet Problems

    Crown Rot
    This is a fungus disease that is usually caused by watering too much, having poor drainage, or planting too deeply. Younger leaves will appear stunted, black, and will eventually die, whereas the older leaves will droop. There is no treatment for already affected plants, so you should do your best to prevent it from occurring. To prevent, check repeatedly for accurate drainage and be sure to only water your plant when the surface of the soil is dry.

    Botrytis Blight
    This is a fungus characterized by water-soaking lesions on the underside of the leaves. The stems, leaves, and flowers will turn dark and will appear to have a fuzzy coating. Remove affected plant parts right away. Prevent it from happening again by keeping the leaves dry while watering and by lowering humidity and improving air circulation.

    Powdery Mildew
    This is a fungus characterized by a white powdery substance growing on the surface of the leaf. The best way to treat, is to remove all of the affected leaves and to treat the remaining leaves with a fungicide spray.

    Ring Spot
    This is a physical problem that is often caused by allowing water to get onto the surface of the leaves in direct sunlight, or by watering with water that is too cold. The best way to keep this from happening is to use only room temperature water, and to be sure to apply it only to the soil.

    Cyclamen Mites
    These are extremely small pests indicated by the stunting or curling of flower buds and/or leaves in the center of the plant. Flower buds may fail to open. The best treatment is to just discard the infested plants and to sterilize the containers they were in prior to reusing. If the plant is valuable, they may be treated with a miticide, but it doesn’t always solve the issue.

    Aphids
    These are small, soft-bodied insects that usually appear in large masses. You know there is an infestation when there is a sticky substance (honeydew) found on the leaves, under the actual insects, or on the surfaces of the plant. The only treatment is to spray with insect sprays labeled for indoor plant use, and that won’t damage the African violet any further.

    Thrips
    These are tiny insects that feed on pollen and plant tissue. Often, the pollen will be noticed on the leaves and around the flowers. The flowers may become deformed or brown at the tip. The best treatment is to remove and discard all of the flowers and flower buds. Spray with an insect spray labeled for indoor plant use, and that won’t damage the African violet any further.

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