Scotts Osmocote® Controlled Release Fertiliser - Potted Plants

Scotts Osmocote® Controlled Release Fertiliser - Potted Plants

Main product features
Contains 4 months feed
Contains 4 months feed
Plus trace elements
Plus trace elements
For use with houseplants
For use with houseplants
No surge growth
No surge growth

A no-fuss, set and forget controlled release plant food for indoor gardens and all plants growing in pots, tubs, barrels, hanging baskets and window boxes. The smart way to fertilise - one application feeds continuously for up to four months

Size
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FEATURES

  • Nutrients are released according to temperature - more when it's warm, less when it's cold
  • 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
  • Less than 2% phosphorus (the 'P' in the NPK guaranteed analysis) means it can be safely used on most Australian natives

 

SUITABLE FOR

  • Flowering and leafy potted plants regardless of planter size, shape or material
  • Indoor plants
  • 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

  • Potted Plants 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

1 TBL

2 TBL

3 TBL

5 TBL

Note: TBL - tablespoon = 15g

 

  • Established pots - sprinkle at recommended rate over potting mix, lightly mix in and water thoroughly to initiate the 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

 

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 Summer and Autumn to maintain vigour

 

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

 

TECHNICAL DETAILS

NPK 14 : 2 : 13

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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