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Hi I tried adding an African Violet to my new vivarium and within a few days I noticed the leaves were getting gray. Should I pull it and forget about including it? How can I resolve the issue? Is it a scorching of the leaves, or fungal growth from too much moisture? Thanks in advance.

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They’re pretty tough plants, but I suspect it will slowly decline and will not bloom for you. The leaf issue you’re seeing looks fungal and likely caused by water sitting on the leaves, and while some plants will acclimate, I don’t think the odds are good with this one.

Actually, if you care about this plant, I would recommend removing it, finding the healthiest mature leaf that you can, wrapping the stem in a little sphagnum, and planting that in the vivarium. African violets propagate easily from leaves, and the moist conditions will encourage it to root. The young plantlet may have the best chance of acclimating to the humid conditions.
Thanks, I have taken it out and cut 2 leaves. I wrapped one in sphagnum and put it into the vivarium, the other one I put into my sphagnum growout bin.

I am also a little concerned for this Marcgravia rectiflora. I had it in a growout bin with sphagnum for about 3 weeks and noticed it had some good roots on it so I decided to set the base in the ABG and lean it against the wall. The leaves are starting to look a little curled, do you think it will be fine? It is located at the back of the vivarium so when it mists it does not get very wet. I have been hand misting it to get it settled in.
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