Scotts Osmocote® African Violet & Cyclamen Mix

Scotts Osmocote® African Violet & Cyclamen Mix

Main product features
Contains 6 months feed
Contains 6 months feed
WaterSmart Technology
WaterSmart Technology
Encourages stronger root development
Encourages stronger root development
Plus trace elements
Plus trace elements

A premium quality, low salt potting mix specially formulated for African violets and their close relatives, as well as cyclamen. It includes Scotts Osmocote® for 6-month feeding

When to use


  • Low salt formula prevents chemical burning on leaf tips, making this mix ideal for wick watering systems as well as conventional top watering
  • Include Coir, a renewable resource that replaces traditional peat in potting mixes while encouraging superior moisture retention 
  • Boosted calcium and potassium which are essential for strong plants and stems and will encourage continuous flowering over many months. Calcium also boosts resistance to diseases
  • Wetting agent assists moisture to soak into the mix and helps plant roots absorb nutrients
  • Certified to meet the Australian Standard for Premium potting mixes



  • 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



  • Don't use in hydroponic growing systems
  • Don't use on lawns - use only specifically named lawn topdress soils on grassed areas


  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 the 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 Scotts Osmocote® Professional African Violet & Cyclamen Mix, watch the video on this page and always check the packaging



  • 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!



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

SAFETY FIRST: Read the instructions on the product packaging before use and take particular note of any warnings or cautions on the label

See the Safety Data Sheet for this product



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

Health and Safety

Always read the pack label and product instructions carefully before use. For further information relating to product safety please review the product data safety sheet link below.

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