Monday, June 24, 2024

African violets in terrariums, vivariums

Question:  I use a seed-starting mix to make a terrarium.  It is extremely light without any fertilizer or moisture-retaining crystals.  Would this mix be appropriate for potting my violets too? Answer:  If they are otherwise properly cared for, you could use almost any kind of mix, including this one.  However, this is likely not your best choice.  […]

Soil mix for terrariums

Question:  I use a seed-starting mix to make a terrarium.  It is extremely light without any fertilizer or moisture-retaining crystals.  Would this mix be appropriate for potting my violets too? Answer:  If they are otherwise properly cared for, you could use almost any kind of mix, including this one.  However, this is likely not your best choice.  […]

African violets in terrariums

Question:  I was considering putting miniature violets in my 12″x20″ terrarium.  But I notice your instructions say never put them in a pot larger than 2 1/2″.  Does this mean they won’t grow well in a terrarium? Answer:  Mini violets can be grown in a terrarium with some precautions.  A terrarium, particularly if enclosed, poses two problems […]