How to fertilize tropical plants

How to fertilize tropical plants

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR TROPICAL PLANTS


Want a healthy plant with lush leaves? If so, you'll want to make sure to fertilize your tropical plants. Although many plants go dormant or grow more slowly in winter, tropical plants can actually keep growing all year round in the right conditions, even indoors in cooler climates. So if it keeps growing there's no harm in continuting to fertilize, even during winter.

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SELECTING THE FERTILIZER

You can use any fertilizer suited for tropical plants or any balanced fertilizer suited for potted plants (some 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. 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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HOW TO FERTILIZE YOUR TROPICAL PLANTS IN 5 STEPS

  1. Mix the 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 and leaves

  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