Available Size: 500g
N-P-K 17.7 - 2 - 5.8 + additional nutrients including boosted iron + a range of essential trace elements.
This controlled release fertiliser contains all the nutrients needed for healthy plant growth. The nutrients are released according to temperature - more when it's warm and plants are growing well, less when it's cold. The addition of a professional grade wetting agent enhances water absorption into the soil and helps plants take up more nutrients .
An application of Roses, Gardenias, Azaleas & Camellias lasts for 6 months. It is best applied in very early spring and again in late summer.
Directions For Use:
- Contains iron and magnesium to keep leaves greener for longer.
- Osmocote 6 month fertiliser for controlled release feeding.
- Contains wetting agent with Hydraflo moisture control.
Using the rate recommended on the container, apply the Roses, Gardenias, Azaleas & Camellias as described below. It can also be added to potting mix and to the soil at planting time.
For established plants
Apply Osmocote at the dripline (below the outer edge of the foliage) and outwards.
Water well and cover with mulch.
For established pots
Sprinkle evenly over the surface of the potting mix.
Water well and top with a thin layer of mulch.
For self-watering pots
Make holes in the potting mix with a pencil or long skewer and fill with columns of Osmocote.
Water initially from the top and the fertiliser will subsequently be diffused through the mix as the water is absorbed from the well of water below.
For advanced trees
Use a narrow garden stake to make small deep holes spaced around the circumference of the tree.
Fill the holes with columns of Osmocote and water the area well.
For potting up
Mix Osmocote with potting mix at the rate of 5g per 1 litre of potting mix.
Important: Check first to see that the mix does not already contain fertiliser.
Broadcast Osmocote at the rate of 50-80g per sq m. The exact rate will depend on the existing nutrient level of the soil.
DO NOT USE on phosphorus-sensitive plants including South African natives like proteas, leucadendrons, leucospermums and serrurias as well as Australian natives such as grevilleas, banksias and waratahs. Use Osmocote® Native Gardens instead.