Category: Nutrients For Plants
Feeding our indoor plants
In order for indoor plants to keep their illustrious color, they must be fed with the right type and the right amount of fertilizer.
Over the years I have worked with indoor plants and have seen what can happen if these requirements are not met. One of the most common signs is that they lose their shine.
Slow-release fertilizers are the total opposite of quick release fertilizers, in that these types of fertilizers release their components very slowly, which means that plants can get the full benefits from this kind of fertilizer.
Slow-release fertilizers are broken down over a period of time with heat and moisture, unlike quick release fertilizers. Slow-release fertilizers are considered to be safe because of their slow release, they will not burn plants.
Quick release fertilizers are powdered fertilizers that you mix with water according to the manufacturer’s label. These fertilizers are also known as water-soluble fertilizers. The reason that they are called quick release fertilizer because of their availability to plant life. In other words, once they are applied to plants, they are taken up right away.
Care must be taken however because if applied too heavy, these fertilizers can cause the plant to burn. Fertilizers are salts and when applied too heavy or in the wrong amounts, the excess salt gathers around the plant root zone and pulls water away from the plant. So instead of the plant taking in water, the reverse happens.
Use of organic fertilizer
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