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  • What’s the best slow-release fertilizer?

    Created by Rosana Starr on

    Hello, We have several houseplants (spider plants, fern, etc.) and a miniature rose that I am trying to coax along.

    My most pressing question regards the miniature rose. It is time for me to transplant it and, based on my reading, I want to go the low-chemical/sustainable path. So I came to your site looking for a slow-release fertilizer that I can include with the soil mix, as well as a foliar fertilizer that I can use (instead of a fertilizer to water the roots). But I feel a little lost because there are so many choices!

    My second question is the same, but for our indoor plants and our flowering outdoor container garden (mostly annuals).

    I wonder if the same products,i.e. the slow-release fertilizer and foliar fertilizer, can be used for all our plants.

    Thank you very much for your help and I look forward to your suggestions.

    Rosana 🙂

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    Eric Vinje

    Hello Rosana,

    You’ve come to the right place if you’re looking for a natural fertilizer without the drawback of harsh chemicals! As I’m sure you’ve seen, we have a plethora of fertilizers for all sorts of different plants so, finding one that suits all of your needs is no problem.

    I would suggest the route of using Happy Frog All Purpose Fertilizer as it will provide not only your miniature rose with a wonderful boost, but it will cater to all of your plant needs. It is a wonderful choice for annuals and the majority of houseplants as they only really need a 5-5-5 fertilizer to keep happy, healthy, and thriving. Mind you, this product is meant to go in the soil and not applied as a foliar spray. You shouldn’t need a foliar spray for your plants after using this seeing as it is packed full of goodies such as fish meal, bat guano, and natural microorganisms.

    If you are in need of a foliar fertilizer, the best recommendation would be to look into Neptune’s Fish & Seaweed Fertilizer. It can be applied as a drench or as a foliar spray and is a favorite both in our store and online!

    Hope this helps!


    Rosana Starr

    Thank you! 🙂

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