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YMarie
May 23, 2020 9:51 AM CST
First, I want to thank everyone who has helped me! Your help is very much appreciated.
As a new plant mommy I want to know when should I fertilize my plant now that we are on the growing season.
My plants' soil is moist, so I was wondering should I fertilize them now that they're not thirsty or should I wait for watering day and fertilize the next day? And also, my fertilizer is pretty diluted with a lot of water and I was wondering if the watering would cause root rot? Thank you for your help in advance!
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BigBill
May 23, 2020 10:07 AM CST
Why are you fertilizing at all? Most plants do not need much, if any. And where you live, the heat is going to stress them enough as it is. Fertilizer is not going to help that. Proper watering is.
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WillC
May 23, 2020 2:05 PM CST
What kind of plants? How fresh is the soil? Are they inside or outside?
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Orlando, FL
YMarie
May 23, 2020 2:12 PM CST
WillC said:What kind of plants? How fresh is the soil? Are they inside or outside?


Indoor plants
A devil's ivy, monstera deliciosa, peace lily, and chinese evergreen
I just bought them like a week ago with watered soil and they are still moist

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WillC
May 23, 2020 5:16 PM CST
It is unlikely they need fertilizer yet. Let then settle in, get established, and start to grow. When they are healthy and growing vigorously in their new home, then you can fertilize at half strength once per month. But didn't expect it to make much difference because indoor plants use nutrients in very small quantities.

Focus on making sure they each get proper light and water.
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