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Feeding your plants: The importance of fertiliser

Providing adequate water and light are essential for your plant's wellbeing, however regular fertilising is just as important.

Adding a fertiliser into your usual care routine can help your plants grow faster, produce more flowers, and stay healthier overall. So, what makes fertiliser so powerful, which fertiliser should you use, and how often? Let's take a closer look.

Nutrient depletion in soil

Indoor plants are grown in small pots or containers, which means they have a limited amount of soil to draw nutrients from. Over time, the nutrients in the soil can become depleted, leaving your plants without the essential nutrients they need to grow and thrive. Fertilising your plants replenishes these nutrients, giving your plants the boost they need to stay healthy and productive.

Promotes growth and blooms

Fertilising your indoor plants can promote faster growth and also encourage flowers. Nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium are the three primary nutrients that plants need to grow, and fertilisers provide these nutrients in a form that plants can easily absorb. In addition to these essential nutrients, look for a fertiliser that also contain micronutrients or natural substances like iron, magnesium, seaweed or worm juice, all which can help keep your plants healthy and green.

Maintains plant health

Healthy plants are better able to resist pests and diseases. By providing your indoor plants with regular doses of fertiliser, you are helping to ensure that they are receiving the nutrients they need to maintain their health and vitality. Fertilising can also help your plants recover from stress or damage caused by environmental factors like changes in temperature, humidity, or light exposure.

So, how often should you fertilise your indoor plants? Generally, it's a good idea to fertilise once a month during the growing season (spring/summer) and less frequently during the dormant season (autumn/winter). Be sure to follow the instructions the packaging to avoid over fertilising which can harm your plants.

Our Plant Coffee fertiliser is a special blend of seaweed, nitrogen, worm juice & other key ingredients to help give your plants an extra boost during growing seasons.

We recommend liquid fertilisers rather than other slow-release options as it gives your plant a more concentrated and immediate hit (kind of like your morning coffee!). By adding fertiliser into your plant care routine, you can help your plants stay healthy and thriving.

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