The Q&A Archives: Fertilizing Houseplants

Question: Is it too early to start fertilizing my house plants? I have a lot of succulents, violets, a peace lily, philodendrons, etc.

I am especially concerned re my violets.

Thank you,


Answer: Houseplants can be fertilized from March through October so now's the time to begin feeding yours. Their growth usually slows when days are short - November through February - but they resume growing during the longer, brighter days of spring. I use a half-strength dilution of liquid fertilizer and feed my houseplants every 2-3 weeks from spring through fall. Best wishes with your houseplants!

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