Scotts Osmocote® Controlled Release Fertiliser: Pots, Planters & Indoors

Scotts Osmocote® Controlled Release Fertiliser: Pots, Planters & Indoors

Main product features
Contains 6 months feed
Contains 6 months feed
Plus trace elements
Plus trace elements
Fast & easy
Fast & easy
For use with houseplants
For use with houseplants

A no-fuss, set and forget controlled release plant food for all potted plants growing indoors and in all types of pots, tubs, barrels,  planters and boxes. The smart way to fertilise - one application feeds continuously for up to six months

Size
500G
Other sizes:
1KG 2KG 700G
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FEATURES

  • The release of nutrients depends on temperature - more when it's warm and plants are growing and less when it's cold and growth is slow
  • Scotts Osmocote® uses advanced prill technology that ensures even and controlled nutrient release with no wastage
  • Controlled release means feeding less often and more effectively; less frequent feeding is more economical and environment-friendly
  • Added wetting agent enhances water absorption into the soil or potting mix and helps plants take up nutrients
  • Less than 2% phosphorus (the 'P' in NPK) means it can be safely used on most Australian natives

 

SUITABLE FOR

  • Flowering and leafy potted plants regardless of container size or form
  • Palms
  • Orchids and ferns
  • Safe to use on new plants - the controlled release of nutrients means it will not burn soft leaves or tender young roots

NOT SUITABLE FOR

  • Do not use in hydroponic growing systems, ponds or pots submerged in water
  • Do not use on lawns - use only specifically named fertilisers on grassed areas

HOW TO USE

  • Pots, Planters & Indoors is for all plants growing in containers and planter boxes to promote healthy growth, beautiful flowers and generous fruiting
  • Use the rates in the table below as a guide for how much to apply

 

APPLICATION RATES

Pot Diameter Amount of Osmocote

15cm

20cm

25cm

30cm

1TBL

2 TBL

3 TBL

5 TBL

Note: TBL - tablespoon = 15g

 

  • Established pots - sprinkle at the recommended rate over potting mix, lightly mix in and water thoroughly to initiate nutrient release
  • Self-watering pots - make 10cm deep holes* in the potting mix with a pencil or long skewer a few centimetres in from the rim of the pot and fill with columns of Scotts Osmocote® (share the rate suggested above equally between the holes). Water from the top once or twice to start the feeding process.

*The number of holes will depend on the size of the pot - as a guide, three equally spaced holes would be enough for a 20cm diameter pot

For a complete guide on how to use Scotts Osmocote® Plus Trace Elements Pots, Planters & Indoors, watch the video on this page and always check the packaging

 

WHEN TO USE

  • Add to potting mix when transplanting or repotting, if the mix does not already contain a controlled release fertiliser
  • Apply in early Spring, when soils are warming and plants are putting on new growth and repeat in early Autumn

 

SAFETY INFORMATION

CAUTION: This product may cause staining of hard surfaces if wet. Avoid contact with hard surfaces and if contact does occur, sweep off immediately

SAFETY FIRST: Read the instructions on the product packaging before use and take particular note of any warnings or cautions on the label

See the Safety Data Sheet for this product

 

TECHNICAL DETAILS 

  • NPK 15.3 : 2 : 12.6
  • Contains sulphur to maintain healthy green leaves
  • Scotts Osmocote® is a controlled release fertiliser that consists of prills (small beads) of high-quality fertiliser encased in a permeable and biodegradable soy extract coating
  • Each prill contains a balanced microdose of nutrients so a plant's response from an application is reliable and consistent

Health and Safety

Always read the pack label and product instructions carefully before use. For further information relating to product safety please review the product data safety sheet link below.

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