While light gives plants the energy they require, fertilizer provides the nutrients they need to grow healthy and strong.
Many people overlook the importance of fertilizing indoor plants. That’s unfortunate because feeding is essential to keeping healthy, beautiful plants. Unlike an outdoor garden, where nature provides rain and plants can send new roots searching for food, the nutrients available to a houseplant are strictly limited by the amount of soil in the pot and whatever else you give it as a supplement.
A fertilizer’s guaranteed analysis (the amount of nitrogen, phosphate, and potassium) is one of the most important guidelines for choosing the right fertilizer, but there are other considerations, too. For example, do you want all-natural fertilizer, or are you willing to use a fertilizer that was made synthetically? Should the nutrients be released quickly or over a longer period of time? And would you rather apply it in liquid form or solid form?
Fertilizing houseplants may seem like a hassle, but for those of us who are houseplant enthusiasts, we know it’s integral in maintaining healthy houseplants. For more information, please call the Corporate Care team in 01707009599.