How To Fertilize Indoor Plants

How To Fertilize Indoor Plants

Houseplants rely on us to supply nutrients needed through the application of fertilizers.

Under-fertilized houseplants often show symptoms of slow growth, weak stems, pale leaves and reduced flowering.

Every plant is different, but most of the plants need to be fertilized from spring through summer, usually once a month.

Wait for a month or longer before fertilizing newly purchased or freshly repotted plants.

Plant’s soil mix already contains fertilizer and before we add more we need to give plants the time to acclimate to their new pot and home.

Be careful not to use too much of fertilizer, even half of suggested dosage is enough for any plant. Please watch the video below to see how to fertilize your plant.

 

 

We use Miracle-Gro plant food for most of our plants. You can purchase it here.

If you have any questions about plants, planters, plant care or delivery, please don’t hesitate to contact us at help@mycityplants.com.


Plant Light Chart
Light Intensity Description
High Light South or southwest-facing windows. Direct sunlight.
Medium Light East or West facing windows. Partial, filtered or indirect sunlight.
Low Light North-facing windows. No more then 20 feet from the window. Bright fluorescent light at least 8-10 hours a day.

Note: if you can’t read a book as it is too dark in a certain areas than it is too dark for any plant as well.

Window direction is not the only factor to understand your light situation. What is outside the window makes a big difference. Another building, large tree, etc. will block direct light and will effect lighting environment.

Want to learn more about light? Read our Light Guide.