In every house a special atmosphere of comfort is created by living plants. They decorate the interior and at the same time clean the air from dust, saturate it with oxygen, make the environment healthier. Like every living organism, indoor plants need care, which is not limited to watering. To indoor plants for a long time adorned the interior of the apartment, pleased owners of the elegant greenery and bright long blooming, they need extra power. It provides fertilizers.
Why potted plants sooner or later, but will need fertilizers?
If the composition of the soil when transplanting purchased plants chosen correctly, the first few months indoor animals will delight the owners with their appearance. But gradually the plants will begin to wither: growth will stop, yellowing will appear on different parts of the leaf plate, increased leaf loss. Will not save watering, adjusting the lighting, changing the temperature regime.
These and other techniques for the care of indoor plants do not help with the "food" starvation associated with the full use of essential nutrients from a limited amount of soil. The soil substrate will eventually become empty ballast from a supplier of nutrients. To return the plant to a normal supply of nutrients can only be done with the help of fertilizers.
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 us understand, how best to use the most familiar and common mineral fertilizers? They all have ready-made compositions, but are limited to a set of incoming nutrients.
Most ready-made mineral fertilizers contain the basic nutrients - nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium in different ratios, which are necessary for all plants without exception. Next in importance for growth and development are magnesium, iron, sulfur and calcium, which are added to the basic composition and get a complex or compound fertilizers. Such fertilizers are not suitable for all crops and indoor plants are particularly picky in this regard. No less important, although in minimal amounts, are trace elements - manganese, boron, copper and others.
Purchasing ordinary or complex mineral fertilizers in the store, florists themselves calculate the types and amounts of necessary additives and make complex mixtures, which then dissolve in water and feed plants with them. Such self-prepared fertilizers (especially by novice florists) sometimes cause more harm than positive effects on plants.
Universal fertilizers "Agricola" -
To relieve florists from the exhausting labor of making mineral mixtures for fertilizing plants, "Technoexport" company has developed a line of universal fertilizers "Agricola" four kinds: "For indoor plants", "For flowering plants", "For indoor and garden flowers", "For decorative deciduous plants".
Universal forms are used for fertilizing of indoor, balcony, flowering and decorative deciduous plants. It will be appreciated by aucuba, needleberry, balsam, amaryllis, monster, hyacinth, begonia, pelargonia, phyllocactus, cyclamen, ficus, agave, aloe, dracena, clivia, chlorophytum, ficus, fuchsia, myrtle, crinum and other indoor plants. Universal fertilizers "Agricola" positively influence the size and brightness of the aboveground vegetative mass, root system development, duration and brightness of flowering.
Fertilizers for room plants requiring "special" nutrition
Mineral salts of fertilizers used, increasing effective fertility, influence soil salinity, and at long-term continuous application some of them change its degree of acidity. Therefore, in addition to universal mineral fertilizers for indoor crops, specialists of "Technoexport" company have developed special complex fertilizers for plants requiring special nutritional conditions:
- room roses;
- cacti and succulents;
- ornamental deciduous plants;
- flowers and others.
Forms of Agricola fertilizers
For the convenience of fertilizing mineral fertilizers of Agricola line are produced by Technoexport in solid (pellets, 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 and zinc. They provide plants with balanced nutrition without the risk of overdose. They do not contain chlorine, which depresses some types of plants, causing chlorosis.
Complex in composition mineral fertilizers in solid state are not suitable for all indoor plants. Some, for normal development and lush flowering, need acidic (azalea, hyacinth, fuchsia, camellia, anthurium, monster, fern) or slightly acidic soil (spatifillum, clivia, calanhoe, pelargonium, amaryllis, begonia, hydrangea, calciolaria, violets, ficus, cyclamen, chefflera, citrus, phyllocactus). A group of houseplants that includes myrtle, pteris, ficus, pumile and others need alkaline soil for normal growth and development.
Bromeliads, palms, zamioculcas, citrus, croton, sansevieria, vashingotonia, agave, dracena, clivia, oleander, fuchsia, trudescantia cannot tolerate a high salt content. It is better to grow them in neutral soil, bordering on slightly acidic. This group of flowering room plants is better to feed only liquid fertilizers. Although the advantage of liquid forms compared to sticks is not yet proven.
The advantage of fertilizers of the brand "Agricola"
Agricola fertilizers are highly effective impact on growth, development and external condition of indoor plants and never cause overdose when applying fertilizers. Complex mineral fertilizers when used regularly (according to the recommendations) ensure lush and prolonged flowering, bright and saturated color of corolla petals and vegetative organs of plants.
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It is also necessary to note a high environmental friendliness of fertilizers of "Agricola" line. Their composition does not disturb the ecological environment, does not affect human and animal health. Fertilizers do not require time to prepare complex compositions and solutions. In any form (solid or liquid) they are very easy to use for fertilizing. Plants receive sufficient nutrition for a long time (1.5-2.0 months).
These fertilizers are economical to use regardless of the form produced (solid, liquid). The price of all compositions and types is moderate and available for customers with different income levels.
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Solid fertilizers "Agricola"
Fans of living plants must have the fertilizer line "Agricola" in their flower kit. If you have indoor plants of different groups, it is better to buy a universal complex fertilizer "Agricola for houseplants," which contains a balanced composition of high amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (23:11:23) and a full range of necessary microelements, providing a positive effect with minimal time consuming for fertilizing
Fertilizer comes in solid form in a 25 g bag storage time is not limited. It is characterized by high efficiency. For the preparation of 1 liter of working top dressing 2.0-2.5 g is enough.
If you don't have enough time to care for your pet, you can choose the practical fertilizer "Agricola sticks for house 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 provides the plants with the full set of necessary elements, without the risk of overfeeding.
You can find convenient packaging of 20 pieces. Fertilizer does not change the acidity of the soil. Each type of sticks is designed with the peculiarities of specific types of plants in mind. The method of application is very simple. You need to stick the fertilizer stick into the soil next to the plant, and abundantly water at room temperature. Depending on the age of the plant, its total mass (above-ground and root) use 1-6 fertilizer sticks.
Liquid fertilizers "Agricola Aqua"
Most fans of house floriculture prefer liquid fertilizers. Plants receive the necessary nutrition almost immediately. They are especially good for houseplants which prefer neutral soils and react strongly to interference (even minimal) with the soil. Their effect on plants requires frequent repetition. Fertilizing is carried out after 2-3 weeks with solutions of low concentration.
For such indoor crops the company "Technoexport" developed a liquid fertilizer "Agricola Aqua" for room and balcony plants. Available as a liquid concentrate containing nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium in different ratios, with the addition of various trace elements in chelated form, which plants use directly, almost immediately after root application or spraying at foliar feeding. Besides, this fertilizer contains energens - biologically active substances that promote rapid absorption of elements, increase plant resistance to adverse environmental conditions. Humates are added to the composition of "Agricola Aqua" for flowering and ornamental and deciduous indoor crops. Humates, together with the rest of the balanced composition, enhance plant growth, in flowering plants form a lush aboveground mass, remove yellowing of leaf plates, stop leaf fall. In flowering plants it increases flowering time, brightness and color of flowers and leaves.
"Agricola Aqua" is available in 250 ml bottles. For root feeding it is sufficient to dissolve 10 ml of concentrate in 1 liter of water, while stirring, and pour it under the plant root. Feeding is repeated after 1.0-1.5 weeks. For foliar feeding, prepare a very weak solution of 5 ml of concentrate and 1 liter of water. The plants are sprayed after 1.5-2.0 weeks.
Dear reader! For more detailed acquaintance with "Agricola" fertilizers and for answers to your questions please refer to Technoexport company website