How to fertilize flowering tropical plants

How to fertilize flowering tropical plants

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How to fertilize

Want a healthy plant with lush flowers and foliage? If so, you'll want to make sure to fertilize your tropical flowering plants. Tropical plants can continue to grow and flower all year round in the right conditions. So if it keeps growing, there's no harm in keep fertilizing, even during winter.

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Choose the best fertilizer

You can use any fertilizer suited for flowering tropical plants or any balanced fertilizer suited for potted plants 

  • NPK* ratios you may find are: 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 (some types of plants require more for flowering).

  • Iron and magnesium are also important for keeping them healthy, so make sure that the fertilizer has that added as well.

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

Recommended fertilizers

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This is how to fertilize

  • Mix the fertilizer with water according to the instructions on the package

  • Pour the solution over the soil

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

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

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