Osmocote® Professional African Violet & Cyclamen Mix

A premium quality, low salt potting mix specially formulated for African violets and their close relatives, as well as cyclamen. It includes Osmocote for six month feeding

  • Formulated with low nitrogen and high potassium and calcium to encourage continuous flowering for months at a time
  • Low salt formula prevents leaf tip burning
  • Includes a wetting agent that allows water to soak in and prevents drying out
  • Contains coir for better moisture holding
  • Ideal for all members of the African violet family as well as cyclamen
  • Feeds for 6 months continuously
Features

Low salt formula

Prevents chemical burning on leaf tips, making this mix ideal for wick watering systems as well as conventional top watering

Coir

A renewable resource that replaces traditional peat in potting mixes while encouraging superior moisture retention 

Boosted calcium and potassium

Both are essential for strong plants and stems and will encourage continuous flowering over many months. Calcium also boosts resistances to diseases

Wetting agent

Assists moisture to soak into the mix and helps plant roots absorb nutrients

Australian Standard

Certified to meet the Australian Standard for Premium potting mixes

Size

10L bag

Suitable for

African violets (Saintpaulia) and other popular members of the gesneriad family including florists' gloxinia, lipstick plant (Aeschynanthus), Columnea, Streptocarpus, flame violet (Episcia)

Cyclamen and other flowering indoor plants

Perfect for wick watering (where a 'material wick' is used to draw water up into the potting mix from a reservoir below the plant pot) as well as conventional top watering. The reservoir may also include a soluble fertiliser.

Safe to use on new plants - the controlled release of nutrients means it will not burn soft leaves or tender young roots

Not suitable for

Don't use in hydroponic growing systems

Don't use on lawns - use only specifically named lawn topdress soils on grassed areas

How it works

  • African Violet & Cyclamen Mix provides the ideal moisture and nutrient environment for healthier, stronger plants and more prolific flowering.
  • It has been designed and is guaranteed to grow better plants from potting to flowering

How to use

  1. Use African Violet & Cyclamen Mix straight from the bag - don't mix it with other materials. Close the bag tightly after use
  2. Choose a clean container with large drainage holes and partly fill with fresh mix out of the bag. If using wick watering, ensure the wick is coiled in the base of the pot and protrudes through one of the drainage holes before adding any mix
  3. Carefully lift the plant to be potted from its existing pot. Gently tease the old mix from the outside of the rootball, and carefully remove any damaged or twisted roots
  4. Place the plant in the centre of the pot. Fill in with African Violet & Cyclamen Mix to within 2-3cm of the top rim of the pot and press lightly
  5. Tap the new pot or container gently on the bench to help the new mix settle in and around the roots - do not pack it down
  6. Initial watering of the plant after potting is essential to ensure the mix is thoroughly wet, then allow it to drain freely. If necessary top the mix up again to the suggested level.
  7. If using wick watering, place the wick into the reservoir filled with water or nutrient solution to initiate the wicking process. Make sure the wick is wet before putting it into the reservoir, otherwise it may not work correctly.
  8. Place the pot or container in a sheltered position out of direct sun for a few days to allow the plant to settle and acclimatise before moving back to its permanent home

For a complete guide on how to use Osmocote Professional African Violet & Cyclamen Mix, watch the video on this page and always check the packaging.

When to use

  • Potting mixes can be used at any time of the year.
  • Repotting established pot plants is best done either in Spring or Autumn - avoid Winter or Summer as the extremes of temperature may stress plants
  • Flowering plants should be repotted after they have flowered - enjoy the blooms first!

Safety Information

CAUTION: This product may cause staining of hard surfaces if wet. Avoid contact with hard surfaces and if contact does occur, sweep off immediately.

When using potting mixes, we recommend the use of garden gloves to protect your hands

Technical details

  • The low salt formulation prevents chemical burning of the leaf tips of these soft-leaved plants. It also minimises the potential for a salt crust developing on the surface of the mix when plants are wick watered
  • High calcium and potassium encourage strong stems and prolonged flowering
  • Coir, made from coconut fibre, is a renewable resource

Where to buy it

Decided what product best suits your needs? Or would you prefer to go in-store to ask for more information?

Visit your local Bunnings Warehouse for our largest range.

You can also find Scotts products in a number of gardening, hardware, independent and supermarket retailers including Flower Power, Mitre10, Coles and Woolworths.

Note: Not all brands and products are stocked in all stores. For any additional questions please visit our contact us page.

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