A couple days ago, I noticed that the flowers on my 99 cent African violet were looking “powdery.” In a panic, I cut all of them off the stems. It wasn’t one of my finest moments (I probably should have run to the store and got some spray), but I couldn’t help myself. I’ve seen this sort of thing kill more than one of my plants. The violet seems okay, now, but I’m on the lookout. If anything pops up, I’m buying some spray.
I also noticed something strange about my blue/purple violet. (It looks different depending on the light.) One of the buds has these white “balls” inside of it. I’m sure it’s just some malformation, but it’s interesting nonetheless.