The Q&A Archives: Fertilizing Cactus

Question: Is Miracle Gro all-purpose fertilizer acceptable for use on cactus and other succulents?

Answer: Actually cacti & succulents don't need as strong a concentration as Miracle-Gro, nor do they need much nitrogen. I'd suggest finding a fertilizer formulated specifically for cacti, or using a product with a low nitrogen number, such as 1-7-6. (Nitrogen is always the first number.)

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