Fertilizing Cactus - Knowledgebase Question

Phoenix, AZ
Question by jfire5
June 15, 2001
Is Miracle Gro all-purpose fertilizer acceptable for use on cactus and other succulents?


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Answer from NGA
June 15, 2001

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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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