Doctor Optimara

White Residue on Leaves

Leaves have a white residue on them.

This symptom is most often caused by getting water on the leaves, though it may also be caused by pesticides. Even if you have not applied pesticides yourself, pesticides may still be the cause, most notably on new plants. In such cases, the residue may be the result of pesticides used in the greenhouse where the plant was first cultivated. However, if your Violet is not a new plant, and you have not applied pesticides yourself, then the problem is almost certainly water which has gotten onto the leaves. If you cannot rule out pesticides, then you will need to identify other symptoms.

You may either view the list of possible causes, or select from the list of additional symptoms below in order to narrow down your search.

Additional Symptoms

  Navigation Arrows
Begin New Diagnosis
Doctor Optimara Main Page | Glossary of Violet Terms | Contact Optimara
Pests, Pathogens and Cultural Problems (Complete List)

Copyright 1999 Optimara/Holtkamp Greenhouses, Inc. Nashville, Tennessee. Doctor Optimara is a trademark of Holtkamp Greenhouses, Inc. Optimara and the Optimara logo are trademarks of International Plant Breeding, A.G., Switzerland.