SOIL & FERTILIZER

 noun (the substance on the surface
of the earth in which plants grow)

 

Potting soil is your plant's first food.
It also has a role in keeping the plant in its pot and allowing the roots to develop, so it should be light enough! Choose a top quality potting soil that is suitable for the plant variety: a universal potting soil or potting soil for green indoor plants that is enriched with natural fertiliser; a sandy and dripping potting soil for cacti and succulents.

 

 

          OBSERVE YOUR PLANT AND DETECT A NUTRITIONAL NEED

 

Successive waterings and the greediness of certain plant varieties will force you to regularly re-enrich
your potting soil to enable it to find all the minerals your plant needs.

Fertilisation is generally done between March and September (growth period), but a heated and artificially lit environment can tend to prolong this period. You should therefore observe your plant and detect a nutritional need.

Liquid, granular, stick or to be diluted...fertilizers each have their own properties. We advise the beginner to use a liquid fertilizer, which is easier to use.

Choose it, preferably natural.

 

          DON'T AGGRAVATE THE SITUATION !

 

There is no need to fertilize a freshly repotted plant or one that you have just bought.
Instead, wait 2 to 4 weeks before bringing them fertilizer.

Never exceed the indicated dosage, even if it seems low. Always apply the fertiliser to a damp root ball to avoid the risk of overdosing.

Finally, do not use fertiliser on a diseased plant, as the causes are elsewhere, as this could aggravate the situation.