Scotts Osmocote® Rose, Gardenia, Azalea & Camellia Mix

Scotts Osmocote® Rose, Gardenia, Azalea & Camellia Mix

Main product features
Contains 6 months feed
Contains 6 months feed
Plus trace elements
Plus trace elements
Encourages stronger root development
Encourages stronger root development

Osmocote® Rose, Camellia, Azalea & Gardenia Mix has been developed by horticultural experts to provide the ideal moisture and nutrient environment for healthier plants.

The formulation provides the ideal growing environment for the root systems of Rose, Azalea, Camellia, Rhododendron, Gardenia and other plant types that require acidic and low pH conditions.

Size
25L
When to use
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FEATURES

  • Controlled Release Fertiliser distributes nutrients as plants need it, for up to 6 months
  • Wetting Agent spreads water evenly to the root zone
  • Growth Stimulants encourage strong root development for healthier, more vigorous plants
  • Trace Elements: micro-nutrients vital for healthy plant growth
  • Seaweed protects seedlings from soil-borne diseases
  • Iron & Magnesium: boosted levels of iron and magnesium produce lush, deep green leaves

SUITABLE FOR

  • All trees and shrubs that need acidic soil or potting mix in which to thrive and flower well. These plants resent clay soils and will suffer significantly if lime is applied around their roots
  • Acid lovers include blueberries, conifers, hydrangeas, foxgloves, primroses, magnolias, poinsettias and lupins as well as those plants already mentioned
  • Safe to use for new plants - the controlled release of nutrients means it will not burn soft leaves or tender young roots

 

NOT SUITABLE FOR

  • Plants that grow best in neutral to alkaline soils and potting mixes, including crabapples, mock orange, robinias and viburnums
  • Don't use in hydroponic growing systems or ponds
  • Don't use on lawns - use only specifically named lawn topdress soils on grassed areas

HOW TO USE

Osmocote® Rose, Camellia, Azalea & Gardenia Mix is ready to use straight from the bag with no further additives required.

AS A POTTING MIX:

  1. Water the plant and allow it to drain.
  2. Select a clean pot at least 25mm wider than the original and partly fill with new potting mix.
  3. Carefully turn the plant out of its existing pot, gently loosen the root ball and trim off any dead or damaged roots.
  4. Place the plant in the new pot and position so the top of the root ball is 2–3cm down from the rim.
  5. Fill the pot with potting mix to the top of the root ball, gently tapping to help the potting mix settle.
  6. Thoroughly water the plant and allow it to drain, if necessary top up with potting mix.
  7. 7 Protect the plant from wind, heat and strong sunlight for around 5 days.

AS A PLANTING MIX:

  1. Water the plant and allow it to drain.
  2. Add a layer of mix to the planting area.
  3. Dig a hole approximately twice the size of the plant's root ball.
  4. Gently loosen the root ball and trim o any dead or damaged roots.
  5. Partly fill the hole with mix, position the plant so the top of the root ball will remain at the same level, and fill up with mix.
  6. Press gently around the base of the plant.
  7. Thoroughly water the plant and then frequently enough to ensure the mix remains moist but not wet until the plant is well established.

ONGOING PLANT CARE

  • Do not allow plants to dry out and water frequently enough to ensure that the mix remains moist but not wet.
  • Osmocote® Rose, Camellia, Azalea & Gardenia Mix contains a balanced fertiliser but depending on plant needs, additional fertiliser will be required in time.
  • Plants should be re-potted with new potting mix when they outgrow the pot or after 12–18 months.

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

When using potting mixes, we recommend the use of garden gloves to protect your hands, if dusty wear a mask 

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

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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