Scotts Osmocote® Controlled Release Plant Starter

Scotts Osmocote® Controlled Release Plant Starter

Size: 800G

Main product features

Contains 6 months feed
Contains 6 months feed
With seaweed
With seaweed
Plus trace elements
Plus trace elements
Contains natural biostimulants
Contains natural biostimulants

A starter fertiliser and soil improver that gives your plants the best of both worlds! Scotts Osmocote® Controlled Release Plant Starter helps new plants overcome transplant shock and settle in quickly in their new growing positions. It nurtures plant growth above and below the ground by creating a balanced and sustainable growing environment. Your plants will be healthier, stronger and less susceptible to insect attacks and diseases

When to use



  • Suits all plants including Australian natives
  • Blood & bone and composted manure boost growth and plant health and improve soil texture and moisture holding
  • Fish extract is a natural source of nitrogen, potassium and trace elements to strengthen young plants
  • Seaweed is a natural soil and plant conditioner and tonic that improves resistance to stress and trauma and helps plants overcome transplant shock faster
  • Scotts Osmocote® uses advanced prill technology that ensures even and controlled nutrient release with no wastage
  • The organics are all derived from renewable resources



  • Trees and shrubs including natives and other phosphorus-sensitive plants
  • Flowering and leafy annuals, perennials, climbers and groundcovers
  • Vegetables, herbs and fruits
  • Potted plants including vegetables, herbs, palms and indoor plants
  • Designed to be used when transplanting or repotting - the controlled release of nutrients means it will not burn soft leaves or tender young roots



  • 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


Use the table below as a guide to how much to use:

Where to apply Rate (flat level scoops) How to apply

Flower & Vegetable Seedlings

Potted Annual into garden

Fruit Trees & Shrubs

30g – 2 TBL per m2 of garden bed

15g – 1 TBL per plant

30g – 2 TBL per 30cm of plant height

Mix Plant Starter into the planting soil,

place the plant into the hole and back fill with enriched soil,

and water thoroughly

IMPORTANT: Make sure Plant Starter is thoroughly mixed into the backfill soil. Do not simply place in the base of the planting hole



  • Add to planting soil at the time of transplanting or repotting
  • For best results, apply inthe early Spring when new growth appears, and repeat in late Summer to early Autumn



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

Do not use if temperatures are expected to exceed 30 degrees or when soil is very dry or plants are suffering moisture stress

Make sure Plant Starter is not in direct contact with plants' strems or trunks

Avoid contact with foliage

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



NPK 13 : 2 : 3

Contains added organic materials, wetting agent and a range of essential and trace elements

May be safely used on edibles

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 micro dose 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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