Potting Soil for African Violets?

Answer African violets are found growing in the soft, light, loamy detritus near creeks in the forests of Africa. They do not actually grow in dirt. To grow violets successfully as houseplants, you must r... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Potting Soil for African Violets

Is organic potting soil detrimental to African Violets?

The type of soil one uses to grow African violets is one, if not the most important factor in growing African violets successfully. I had an African violet business for years called Rainbowviolets ... Read More »

Is Soil Better for Plant Growth Than Potting Soil?

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Can we use potting soil as lawn soil?

It is possible to use potting soil on lawns. It is an excellent way to seed a lawn, as potting soil is specially formulated to help seed grow and root. It also holds water better than plain soil an... Read More »

What does pH in water do to African violets?

African violets grow best in slightly acidic soil (pH 6.0 to 6.5). The pH of water can change soil pH, causing the plant to suffer from nutrient deficiencies. If watered with softened water (alkali... Read More »