Can I use orchid soil for African violets?
Just so, can you use cactus soil for African violets?
The exceptions to this rule are few, including cacti and sedums. Seeds and transplants do very well in a light soil mixture, and African violet potting soil may be perfect for them.
Also, when should you repot an African violet? African violets should be repotted about twice a year, or every 5-6 months. One mature, this simply means repotting the plant with some fresh soil, into the same size pot.
Thereof, what is the best potting mix for African violets?
Below are three common African Violet Potting Mix recipes:
- Two cups Peat Moss +one cup Vermiculite + one cup Perlite (50:25:25 ratio)
- One cup Peat moss + one cup Vermiculite or Perlite (50: 50 ratio)
- One cup AV potting mix + one cup peat moss + one cup vermiculite /perlite.
Can African violets be planted in regular potting soil?
You can use an actual African violet potting mix or an all-purpose potting soil. Here's how to create your own mix. Keep them planted in small pots and re-pot once a year to mix in fresh soil. The soil should be loose and well-drained, and high organic matter content is beneficial.