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Diagnosing an African Violet

Doctor Optimara allows you to progressively input combinations of symptoms in order to zero in on the cause. At each step, you can view the entire list of problems which may cause the symptoms you have indicated to that point. When the diagnosis is complete, you will be provided with a complete description of the problem, along with recommended treatment and prevention options. To begin diagnosing your African Violet, click on one of the buttons below. Select the one which best describes the part of the plant on which you are seeing symptoms.

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Note: "Other" includes symptoms which either do not appear on the other five areas or are not specific to any one area of the plant, i.e., symptoms which appear on the plant as a whole or in the soil, pot or watering device.

Looking up Pests or Pathogens by Name

If you are simply interested in obtaining information on a particular pest, pathogen or cultural problem, you may access the complete list by clicking on "Pests, Pathogens and Cultural Problems (Complete List)."

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