December 23 2020
Everything you need to know about fertilizing your houseplants.Not all houseplants require fertilizer. But plant food can help them grow faster, stronger, and healthier by replenishing the nutrients in their soil. And it’s easy!
Here’s what you need to know:
- Houseplants primarily need feeding in the active growing seasons: spring and summer
- Organic fertilizers are excellent choices for houseplants, as they release more slowly into the soil, and are less likely to damage roots
- Most fertilizers for houseplants are directed to be used about once a month, but can be diluted half- or quarter-strength and used slightly more often, if needed
- Most plants are fine with monthly feeding through growing seasons (with the exception of orchids, which prefer the “weakly, weekly” method: an extra-diluted feeding with once-a-week watering)
- All houseplants can be given SuperThrive at every watering throughout the year. This is a vitamin supplement rather than a fertilizer, and helps to stimulate strong root growth
And that’s about it ...If you have questions, give us a call or come visit our store.
SuperThrive: We use SuperThrive at every watering, throughout the year. This is a non-toxic vitamin supplement, rather than a fertilizer, and helps to stimulate strong root growth.
Espoma Organic Potting Mix: Our go to potting soil for all indoor plants that are not cactus, succulents, or orchids.
Espoma Organic Cactus Mix: The perfect soil for your high-light low-water houseplants such as cactus and succulents.
MiracleGrow Indoor Plant Food: Feed for fast results to grow bigger and more beautiful plants. Simply feed them every 1-2 weeks.
Osmocote Smart Release Plant Food: A synthetic slow release fertilizer with micronutrients that can be used both indoors and out, lasts up to 6 months.
Espoma Organic Indoor Plant Food: All natural & organic. Mix with water that promotes growth & greening. Beneficial microbes ensure superior results. Feed every 2 to 4 weeks