How to fertilize flowering tropical plants

How to fertilize flowering tropical plants

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLOWERING TROPICAL PLANTS


Want lush leaves and a healthy plant that will also flower? Make sure to fertilize your tropical plants. Tropical plants can keep growing and flowering all year round in the right conditions, even indoors. So if it keeps growing = no harm in keep fertilizing, even during winter.

If the soil is wet - snooze this action, we will remind you again in 2 days.

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SELECTING THE FERTILIZER

You can use any fertilizer suited for flowering tropical plants or any balanced fertilizer suited for potted plants (some examples when it comes to NPK*: 9-4-9, 10-10-10, 20-10-20, or 20-20-20). It might be good to select a fertilizer that contains less Phosphorus compared to the other ingredients (like 9-4-9 or 20-10-20) since that's a better blend for tropical plants in general, and since that actually will help tropical plants to flower (which is the opposite compared to other plants that need more Phosphorus to flower). Iron and magnesium are also important for keeping them healthy, so make sure that the fertilizer has that added.

* NPK: Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K)

RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:

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HOW TO FERTILIZE YOUR TROPICAL PLANTS IN 5 STEPS

  1. Mix the right amount of fertilizer with water according to the instructions on the package

  2. Pour the solution over the soil

  3. If possible, try to avoid getting the solution on the stems, leaves and flowers

  4. Continue adding the solution to the pot until it starts to run out of the drainage holes in the bottom

  5. After about 1 hour, check that the pot isn’t sitting in water - and if needed pour off excess water