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Can I use cactus potting soil for African violets?
Last Updated: 17th April, 2020
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Also know, can I use regular potting soil for African violets?
A good potting soil for African Violets actually contains no soil (or dirt) at all. A good potting soil will be very light and porous, a quality which enhances aeration, while keeping the soil moist, but not soggy. For African Violets, the pH should be between 5.8 and 6.2.
Also Know, how do you repot an African violet? Repotting is necessary to eliminate this.
- Step 1: African violet with a “neck”. A “neck” is the palm-tree like trunk that appears over time as the lower rows of leaves are removed.
- Step 2: Cut-away bottom of root ball.
- Step 3: Push plant back into same size pot.
- Step 4: Add fresh soil.
- Step 5: The repotted violet.
Also to know, what is the difference between African violet potting soil and regular potting soil?
Commercial African violet mixes are generally more porous and have better drainage than house-plant potting mixes. African violet mixes also are slightly more acid than regular house-plant potting soil. Many growers use soilless mixes. They do not contain natural soil from outdoors.
Can I use Miracle Grow on African violets?
Miracle-Gro® Indoor Potting Mix is specially formulated to provide indoor plants like African violets with just the right growing environment. For best results, plant African violets in African violet pots, which are small (4- to 5-inch) ceramic or plastic self-watering containers.