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Is this normal? What would cause flowers to not open completely?

Hello everyone! I was hoping someone could help me with my Shiawasee Trailer African violet that I recently purchased. I got her from Etsy a month ago. Despite being shipped from Florida to Hawaii, it arrived very healthy with lots of buds. They blossomed in just a few days and look stunning, but for one thing... the flowers don’t seem to open all the way. There’s about 7 blooms at the moment and 6 of them have the same issue with the inner most petals staying completely or partially closed.


I’ve looked closely with a magnifying glass and see no indication of bugs. There’s no browning or discoloration or anything on the petals or leaves. It seems healthy and pretty otherwise.


Is this normal? Do they just take very long to open fully (though some blooms are two weeks old)? What could be causing this?


Thank you in advance.


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