Miracle-Gro Azalea, Camellia & Rhododendron Continuous Release Plant Food is for ericaceous, acid-loving or lime-hating plants. It includes a temperature controlled coating which regulates the release of nutrients when the conditions are right for feeding. One application feeds plants for up to 6 months, removing the need for regular feeding.
– Feeds for up to 6 months
– For acid-loving or lime-hating plants
– Temperarture controlled coating- release feed only when the conditions are right
HOW TO USE
Ericaceous plants are often referred to as lime-hating or acid-loving plants. The most commonly grown ericaceous plants are azaleas, camellias and rhododendrons. These plants thrive in a low lime environment (pH 4.5 to 5.5). If they are grown in soil where the pH is too high (alkaline), they produce poor growth, few flowers and the leaves tend to become yellowish in colour.
1. Choose the dosage size.
2. Soak the soil around the base.
3. Wet the leaves with a fine rose on a watering can.
4. Feed every two weeks from early spring to late summer.
Beds and borders, pots, containers and hanging baskets: Mix one large spoonful (15ml) in 4.5 litres of water.
Houseplants: Mix one small spoonful (1.25ml) in 1 litre of water.
WHERE TO USE
Around the base and leaves of acid loving plants, e.g. Azalea, Camellia, Rhododendron, Berberis, Magnolia, Heather, Hydrangea, Pieris, Raspberries, Skimmia and Blueberries.