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African Violet Potting Soil

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I was at my local garden center to buy potting soil for my first NPT. However, every type I looked at had slow release fertilizer included, which I didn't want. However, I found a bag labeled "African Violet Mix" that looked promising, so I bought it.

Here are the ingredients - anyone had experience with this? Anyone have any trepidations about the mix? Additionally, the mix contains limestone which I would think would be ideal for buffering, but I may be mistaken.

Sphagnum Peat Moss
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Aside from the pH creep issue associated w/ lime, I'd be wary of vermiculite as it likes to float, or sit on top of sand/gravel and it's tough to vacuum out (some always manages to elude the siphon).
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