Midwest Hearth African Violet Potting Soil is a ready-to-use potting soil mix. It has been specially formulated with a soil mix combination of organic peat moss, perlite and vermiculite. This formula provides excellent rooting and growth of your African Violets. African Violet roots are generally thing and soft and require a loose well-drained, highly organic media. This media should be kept moist but not soaked at all times. If African Violets are permitted to dry to a wilting stage there can be root damage. Room temperature water should always be used in watering to prevent foliage damage resulting from cold water application to roots. A weight and color change in this media from dark brown to light brown assists you in deciding when to water.