Choosing fertilizers for indoor plants
In each house, living plants create a special atmosphere of comfort. They decorate the interior and at the same time clean the air of dust, saturate it with oxygen, make the environment healthier. Like every living organism, indoor plants need care, which is not limited to watering only. In order for indoor plants to decorate the interior of the apartment for a long time, to please the owners with elegant greenery and bright long flowering, they need additional nutrition. Fertilizers provide it.
Why indoor plants sooner or later, but need additional nutrition?
If the composition of the soil during the transplantation of purchased plants is selected correctly, the first few months, house pets will delight the owners with their appearance. But gradually the plants will begin to wither away: growth will cease, yellowness will appear in different parts of the leaf blade, foliage decay will increase. Watering, lighting adjustment, changing the temperature regime will not save.
These and other methods of caring for indoor plants do not help with "food" starvation associated with the full use of the necessary nutrients from a limited amount of soil. Soil substrate from a nutrient supplier will eventually turn into empty ballast. To return the plant to a normal life support of nutrients is possible only with the help of top dressing.
Types and composition of fertilizers for indoor plants
Types of fertilizers for indoor plants are divided into several groups: mineral, organic, complex (combined), complex, bacterial (useful or effective microflora).
Let's figure out how best to use the most familiar and common mineral fertilizers? All of them have ready-made formulations, but are limited by the complex of incoming nutrients.
Most finished mineral fertilizers contain the main nutrients - nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium in different proportions, which are necessary for all plants, without exception. Next in importance for growth and development are magnesium, iron, sulfur and calcium, which are introduced into the main composition and receive complex or complex mineral fertilizers. Such fertilizers are not suitable for all crops and indoor plants are particularly picky in this regard. No less important, although in minimal quantities, trace elements - manganese, boron, copper and others.
When purchasing conventional or complex mineral fertilizers in a store, flower growers independently calculate the types and amount of necessary additives and make up complex mixtures, which are then dissolved in water and fed by plants. Such self-prepared dressings (especially by beginner growers) sometimes do more harm than positive effects on plants.
Universal fertilizers "Agricola" - for indoor plants
In order to save the floriculturists from the exhausting labor of making mineral mixtures for plant nutrition, the Technoexport company developed the Agricola line of universal mineral fertilizers of four types: For indoor plants, For flowering plants, For indoor and garden flowers, For decorative foliage plants. "
Universal forms are used to feed indoor, balcony, flowering and decorative foliage plants. He will be happy with aucuba, needle, balsamine, amaryllis, monstera, hyacinth, begonia, pelargonium, phyllocactus, cyclamen, ficus, agave, aloe, dracaena, clivia, chlorophytum, ficus, fuchsia, myrtle, krinum and other indoor plants. Universal fertilizers "Agricola" positively affect the size and brightness of the aboveground vegetative mass, the development of the root system, the duration and brightness of flowering.
Fertilizers for indoor plants requiring a "special" nutrition
The mineral salts of the fertilizers used, increasing effective fertility, affect the salinity of the soil, and with long-term permanent application, some of them change the degree of its acidity. Therefore, in addition to universal mineral fertilizers for indoor crops, Tekhnoexport specialists developed special complex mineral fertilizers for plants that require special nutrition conditions:
- palm trees;
- indoor roses;
- cacti and succulents;
- decorative foliage plants;
- blooming and others.
Forms of manufactured fertilizers "Agricola"
For the convenience of feeding, mineral fertilizers of the Agricola line are produced by Technoexport in solid (granules, sticks) and liquid form (bottle with concentrate). Fertilizers contain the main nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium elements in different concentrations and ratios, with the addition of magnesium oxide, humates and trace elements - manganese, copper, boron, zinc. They provide plants with a balanced diet without the risk of overdose. They do not contain chlorine, which inhibits certain plant species, causing chlorosis.
Solid mineral fertilizers in a solid state are not suitable for all indoor plants. Some, for normal development and lush flowering, need acidic (azalea, hyacinth, fuchsia, camellia, anthurium, monstera, fern) or slightly acidic soil (spathiphyllum, clivia, Kalanchoe, pelargonium, amaryllis, begonia, hydrangea, calceolaria, violets , cyclamen, Scheffler, citrus, phyllocactus). The group of indoor plants, which includes myrtle, pteris, ficus, cumyl and others, needs normal alkaline soil for normal growth and development.
The bromeliads, palms, zamioculcas, citrus fruits, croton, sansevieria, washingotonia, agave, dracaena, clivia, oleander, fuchsia, tradescantia cannot tolerate increased salt composition. They are best grown on neutral soil, bordering with slightly acidic. This group of flowering houseplants is best fed only with liquid fertilizers. Although the advantage of liquid forms in comparison with sticks has not yet been proven.
The advantage of fertilizers brand "Agricola"
Fertilizers "Agricola" are highly effective in influencing the growth, development and external condition of indoor plants and never cause overdose when fertilizing. Complex mineral fertilizing with regular use (according to the recommendations) provides lush and long flowering, bright saturated color of the corolla petals and vegetative organs of plants.
It should also be noted that the fertilizers of the Agricola line are highly environmentally friendly. Their composition does not violate the ecological environment, does not affect human and animal health. Fertilizers do not require time-consuming preparation of complex formulations and solutions. In any form (solid or liquid) they are very easy to use for top dressing. Plants receive adequate nutrition for a long time (1.5-2.0 months).
These fertilizers are economical to use regardless of the form they produce (solid, liquid). The price of all formulations and types is moderate and affordable for buyers with different income levels.
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Solid fertilizers "Agricola"
Lovers of living plants must have in their flower first-aid kit fertilizers of the Agricola line. If indoor plants of different groups grow in your room, it is better to purchase the universal complex fertilizer Agricola for indoor plants, which contains a balanced composition of increased amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (23:11:23) and a full range of essential trace elements that provide a positive effect with minimal time spent on fertilizing.
Fertilizer on sale comes in solid form at 25 g per bag. Shelf life is unlimited. Differs in high profitability. For the preparation of 1 liter of working feed solution, 2.0-2.5 g is enough.
If you don’t have enough time to care for your pets, the way out is a practical fertilizer “Agricola sticks for indoor and garden flowers”. They belong to the group of slowly soluble forms of mineral fertilizers in the form of sticks. The product is unique in that for a long time it provides plants with a complete set of necessary elements without the risk of overfeeding.
Available in convenient packaging of 20 pieces. Fertilizers do not change the acidity of the soil. Each type of sticks is designed taking into account the characteristics of specific plant species. The method of application is very simple. You need to stick a fertilizer stick into the soil next to the plant and pour plenty of water at room temperature. Depending on the age of the plant, its total mass (aboveground and root), 1-6 sticks are used for feeding.
Liquid fertilizers "Agricola Aqua"
Most lovers of indoor floriculture prefer liquid fertilizers. Plants almost immediately receive the necessary nutrition. They are especially good for indoor plants, preferring neutral soils, and are acutely responsive to interference (even minimal) in the soil resource. Their effects on plants require frequent repetition. Top dressing is carried out after 2-3 weeks with low concentration solutions.
For such indoor crops, Technoexport has developed Agricola Aqua liquid fertilizer for indoor and balcony plants. ” It is produced in the form of a liquid concentrate containing nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium in various proportions and with the addition of various trace elements in chelate form, which the plants use directly, almost immediately after root application or spraying with foliar top dressing.
In addition, this fertilizer contains energy - biologically active substances that contribute to the rapid absorption of elements, increase the resistance of plants to adverse environmental conditions. The composition of "Agricola Aqua" for flowering and decorative leafy indoor crops added humates. Humates, together with the rest of the balanced composition, enhance plant growth, form a lush aerial mass in ornamental foliage, remove the yellowness of leaf blades, and stop leaf decay. In blooming, it increases the flowering time, brightness and color of flowers and leaves.
Agricola Aqua is available in 250 ml vials. With root dressing, it is enough to dissolve 10 ml of the concentrate in 1 liter of water with stirring and pour under the root of the plants. Top dressing is repeated after 1.0-1.5 weeks. For foliar, a very weak solution of 5 ml of concentrate and 1 liter of water is prepared. Plants are sprayed in 1.5-2.0 weeks.
Dear Reader! For a more detailed acquaintance with Agricola fertilizers and for answers to your questions, please contact the Technoexport website.