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Seaecho
Phelan, CA
(Zone 8b)

October 21, 2011
6:02 PM

Post #8858677

Here is a bloom of my new Sky Diver. Wish I had a better quality camera so I could capture the color. It doesn't show here, but there are blue/lavendar streaks and spots. The bloom is very small--I wonder if they will get bigger with subsequent blooming?

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

October 23, 2011
12:41 PM

Post #8860425

The bloom is very pretty.

Lynn
jamiew
Montgomery, AL

October 23, 2011
7:03 PM

Post #8860895

Tell me about Sky Diver. Is that an african violet? I love yellow blooms.
Jamie
Seaecho
Phelan, CA
(Zone 8b)

October 23, 2011
9:08 PM

Post #8861007

The bloom is actually white. It looks yellowish in the pic, but is not. Yes, its an AV. I'm hoping the bloom will be larger when its opened completely. I hear Sky Diver can vary greatly in bloom color. That prompted me to get one, to see what color I got. The blooms are also held fairly high above the foliage. Here's a link to show you the diversity of color you can get with the blooms.

http://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&hl=en&source=hp&biw=&bih=&q=sky+diver+african+violet&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

October 24, 2011
10:33 AM

Post #8861605

Seaecho
It might just be the light,but the plant looks like it could have a little powdery mildew.If so,spray a little Lysol above it and maybe increase air circulation.

I loved the link.It had pictures of many lovely African Violets.
Lynn
imadigger
Palm Bay, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 25, 2011
6:08 AM

Post #8862766

could be light reflecting off the hairs on the leaves.
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

October 25, 2011
10:08 AM

Post #8863117

I wasn't sure either.
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

October 25, 2011
5:50 PM

Post #8863665

Okay, to weigh in on his one: All I can recommend is Neem - both for prevention and control... :)
Seaecho
Phelan, CA
(Zone 8b)

October 26, 2011
2:06 PM

Post #8864744

LOL, its remnants of the packing material that was used! Two sellers sent me plants in some kind of stuff that looks like fiberglass, but is not, because its soft. I am still having a heck of a time getting it off my plants, even though they get a warm bath with every watering. It won't brush off easily either. The plants bpsimpson sent me are the only ones that don't have it, and they didn't have that packing material in their boxes. So I'm HOPING its not powdery mildew!
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

October 26, 2011
2:26 PM

Post #8864775

Oh, is it the yellowish, fibrous kind of stuff? Like rock wool? That's a total disaster as a packaging material. I cannot believe that it's still being used...

It gets stuck on everything that has a fuzzy surface and it makes me itch and sneeze...

Unfortunately, I haven't figured out an easy way to get it off plants...
Seaecho
Phelan, CA
(Zone 8b)

October 28, 2011
8:10 PM

Post #8867593

Yep, I'm pretty sure that's what it is! I kept thinking it would eventually come off on its own, but its been WEEKS and its still there! LOL
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

October 29, 2011
11:14 AM

Post #8868108

I have never heard of it.I am sure glad it's not mildew!

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