Basics of fertilizer and plant nutrients
- Nitrogen (N),
- Phosphorus (P) and
- Potassium (K).
When Should You Fertilize your plants?
Selecting a Fertilizer
1. Balanced liquid fertilizer
Most indoor plants need a balanced liquid fertilizer, which you can buy as either a powder or liquid that can be diluted. This type of fertilizer is applied at regular intervals throughout the growing season, usually from spring to autumn.
Liquid fertilizers are diluted into water and applied with a watering can. Depending on the label instructions given, you can follow the frequency of applying fertilizer. The type of plant will also impact the frequency, as some—especially those with large blooms—may require more frequent feeding.
2. High-potash fertilizer
3. Slow-release granular fertilizer
4. Specialist houseplant fertilizers
What is the correct way to feed plants?
Many people overlook the significance of fertilizing indoor plants. However, proper feeding is essential to growing healthy & beautiful plants. Unlike an outdoor garden, where nature provides the plant food needs, the nutrients available to a houseplant are limited in the potted soil. Hopefully, our content will provide you basic knowledge about fertilizers and their types and how to feed them to your plants.
Reference links used:
1. – https://www.gardeners.com/how-to/feed-your-plants/5703.html
2. – https://www.longfield-gardens.com/article/How-And-Why-To-Fertilize-Your-Plants
3. – Practical Houseplant Book (RHS, Fran Bailey & Zia Allaway)