Foliage Pro first time fertilizing Jades

isonychiaSeptember 5, 2013

I just received my Foliage Pro.

I have never fertilized any of my jades. Or any of my other plants except for a few Hibiscus with some osmocote pellets once. (all indoor plants)

About a week or two ago I replanted some of my jades in the gritty mix. They seem to be doing fine, but maybe it's too early to tell.

Should I give them some of this foliage pro now or wait?

If I should give it to them, should I follow the instruction on the bottle as it instructs? 1 teaspoon per gallon of water once a week. Then what do i do? Just use the gallon water mix and use that to saturate each jade once a week? Do I do that once a month? Only during certain months that they grow but not in the winter?

I will be going away next week and don't want to come home to dead jades because I killed them by fertilizing. (I always read that people kill their plants by not knowing how to fertilize properly)

Thanks,
iso

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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Hey, iso.
Most of us use 1/8 - 1/4 strength Foliage Pro on our succulents (with certain exceptions, of course, such as Dragon Fruit and various jungle cacti). Once a week during the growing season is fine.

Josh

    Bookmark   September 5, 2013 at 11:39AM
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meyermike_1micha(5)

I too feed mine as Josh says and by the way, because you use a very porous mix, you can feed when ever you want:-)

MIke

    Bookmark   September 5, 2013 at 6:31PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Hey, Mike!
Yes, what Mike says is true. You can use a reduced dose of fertilizer and fertilize with every watering if you have the time.

Josh

    Bookmark   September 5, 2013 at 8:13PM
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isonychia

Thanks Guys.

So I will use 1/4 teaspoon FP in one gallon of water.

I can then use that jug of water to water all my jades.

So even though I just repotted them 2 weeks ago, it's safe to fertilize?

And this is still the growing season? I am in NJ.

Iso

    Bookmark   September 6, 2013 at 8:48AM
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meyermike_1micha(5)

Yes, very safe and in fact beneficial!

Fertilize away and enjoy..:-) Great product by the way.

This is growing season too...

    Bookmark   September 6, 2013 at 11:24AM
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teisa(6)

Mike,

Since we are discussing foliage pro, do you know if it can be used on Nepenthes (Picture plant)? I have read to fertilize them with orchid fert. But I'm thinking foliage pro at 1/4 strength would be ok? Any thoughts? Thanks! If anyone else may know.... I knew Mike drops in the Carnivorous forum.

-Teisa

    Bookmark   September 6, 2013 at 5:58PM
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