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Is there an African Violet fertilizer without urea?

posted by: Brass_Tacks on 05.11.2005 at 05:59 pm in African Violets Forum

I found Peter's Specialties 3-10-10, Urea Nitrogen;
Schultz Violet Food 8-14-9, 6.9 Urea Nitrogen;
Miracle Gro Violet Food 7-7-7-, 6.6 Urea Nitrogen;

Isn't Urea something we don't want to use on African Violets?

Please advice about this--I'm not finding any fertizier without Urea Nitrogen.
Thanks, Pat

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African Violet questions.

posted by: hopefulauthor on 05.19.2008 at 02:30 am in African Violets Forum

Hi. I've been growing AV's for a number of years, but tonight while browsing the internet I found sections that mentioned suckers.
What exactly are they? If left on an AV, will they take over/kill the plant? Similar to rootstock on a grafted tree?
It also stated suckers can be rooted. How is this done?
What exactly do suckers look like?

It also said, AV's should be repotted every 6 months? I think they do best when potbound, so do they mean adding fresh soil without increasing pot size? My AV's are in 4" pots.
Oh and would anyone happen to know a standard 'large' AV by name? Large leaves and/or flowers?

Fertilizer was another mystery..I've been using AV fertilizers for years, but a few articles suggested adding a balanced fert like 20-20-20. Not to mention at every watering. Isn't that a bit much?

One more question. Has anyone ever shopeed at Violet Gallery? If so, do they ship healthy, nice-niced plants? Most of my AV's came from Violet Barn/Robs in 2004, but I've heard they now send smaller plants..is this true? If anyone has info on either nursery, can you please fill me in? Thanks so much..Toni

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Growing to show
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Just want to show off my favorite

posted by: Phillip44 on 08.15.2013 at 11:34 am in African Violets Forum

Here is a picture of one of my favorite AVs' in my collection , "Rainbow's Quiet Riot" . My all time favorite is my "Blue Dragon" . This is one of the many I started as leaves , I can not wait for it to fill out more as it is a very young plant . And sorry for posting so much , just excited to have fellow AV enthusiasts to converse .

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Rainbow's Quiet Riot
Blue Dragon
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RE: Where can I buy... (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: paul_ on 08.25.2013 at 01:41 pm in African Violets Forum

Can't help with the fertilizer per se, but as far as dolomite goes, Roberts Flower Supply carries that in a couple different grades/sizes. (I help them with sales when they attend orchid shows in Michigan so I see a lot of the products they offer. Smiley ) The fertilizers they carry are primarily directed at orchids but they do have a variety of different ones (with varying NPK levels). Perhaps one of them will work for you.

Smiley

Here is a link that might be useful: Roberts Flower Supply

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fertilizers without urea
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