Scotts Osmocote® Controlled Release Fertiliser: Total All Purpose

Scotts Osmocote® Controlled Release Fertiliser: Total All Purpose

Size: 1kg

Other sizes: 500g

Main product features

Outdoors only
Fast & easy
Fast & easy
WaterSmart Technology
WaterSmart Technology
Plus trace elements
Plus trace elements
All purpose
All purpose

Aone size fits all, set and forget controlled release plant foodfor those who don't have the time or inclination to tend to each plant or garden bed individually. The smart way to fertilise -one application feeds continuously for at least 12 months

When to use



  • The release of nutrientsdepends on temperature- more when it's warm and plants are growing and less when it's cold and growth is slow
  • Scotts Osmocote® uses advancedprill technologythat ensures even and controlled nutrient release with no wastage. Controlled release means feeding less oftenandmore effectively; less frequent feeding is more economical and environment-friendly
  • Wetting agent improves water absorptioninto the soil or potting mix and helps plants take up nutrients
  • Boosted levels of iron & magnesium and other trace elementskeep leaves greener for longerand promote healthy growth
  • Less than 2% phosphorus (the 'P' in NPK) means it'ssafe to use on most New Zealand natives


  • Trees and shrubs including most natives and other phosphorus-sensitive plants
  • Flowering and leafy annuals, perennials, climbers and groundcovers
  • Vegetables, herbs and fruits
  • Potted plants including vegetables, herbs, palms, orchids and indoor plants
  • Safe to use on new plants - 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 Total All Purpose throughout the garden to promote healthy growth, beautiful flowers and generous fruiting
  • Use the rates in the table below as a guide for how much to apply OR broadcast over beds using 50-80g/m2


Indoor & Outdoor Maintenance

Pot DiameterAmount of Osmocote15cm1/2 TBL20cm1 TBL25cm2 TBL30cm4 TBL

AreaPlantingMaintenanceAnnual Garden Beds
Flowers, Vegetables & Bulbs6 TBL per m2
½ TBL per plant4 TBL per m2
½ TBL per plantTrees and Shrubs
Including Natives & Fruit Trees

1TBL per 30cm of plant height

Spread around the root zone

1TBL per 30cm of plant height

Spread around the root zone

Note: TBL - tablespoon = 15g

  • When planting- mix Scotts Osmocote® into the backfill soil. Fill around the roots in the planting hole with the enriched soil and then water thoroughly to settle the soil and initiate the nutrient release
  • Established plants- sprinkle Scotts Osmocote® in a band around the dripline on the soil (beneath the outer perimeter of the leaf canopy) once a year and cover with mulch. This is where the feeding roots will be, not close into the trunk
  • Pots- sprinkle at the recommended rate over the potting mix and cover lightly with mulch
  • 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 ofScotts Osmocote®. 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 UseScotts Osmocote®Plus Trace Elements All Purpose,watchthe video and always check the packaging


  • Add to soils at planting time
  • Apply in early Spring, when soils are warming and plants are putting on new growth after winter


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


NPK 19.4 : 1.6 : 5

Contains boosted iron, magnesium and trace elements

May be safely used on edibles

Scotts Osmocote® is acontrolled release fertiliserthat consists of prills (small beads) of high-quality fertiliser encased in a permeable andbiodegradable soy extract coating

Each prill contains abalanced microdoseof 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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