What are Miracle-Grow Fertilizer Spikes?
Miracle-Gro offers plant maintenance and nutrition solutions for busy individuals who travel regularly, take weekend trips, or are new to growing plants. This solution is the Indoor Plant Food Spikes. Even for a seasoned gardener, failing to forget about regular fertilization is normal. The Miracle-Gro Plant Food Spikes take all the pressure off and produce beautiful growth. The solution is a pinky-sized stick that contains micronutrients formulated to release into the soil with each plant’s watering slowly.
In this article, we’ll discuss what Miracle Grow fertilizer spikes are, what they do, and how to use them.
Miracle-Gro Plant Food Spikes
Miracle-Gro Indoor Plant Food Spikes is a wildly loved product that has been nourishing plants around the world. The spike is a 6-12-6 percentage ratio of Nitrogen, Phosphate, and soluble Potash. These are the primary nutrients plants require for healthy and steady growth both in soil and out and the ability to fight off dangerous diseases.
This hassle-free feeding solution is safe for any flowering and foliage houseplants. Miracle-Gro goes out of their way to point out ficus, snake plants, crotons, spider plants, and pothos. It all depends on the bonsai tree care practice you have in place for the species.
Miracle-Gro offers consumers food spikes for indoor plants, orchids, fruit and citrus plants, and trees and shrubs. Each spike also contains a percentage of other nutrients such as Magnesium, Sulfur, Boron, Copper, Iron, Manganese, and Zinc.
These products come with a satisfaction guarantee within six months of the purchase; if you aren’t satisfied with the product, you can send proof of purchase to Miracle-Gro, and they’ll refund you in full. Be sure to thoroughly read the directions before use because each variety has different use tactics. Customers can find all of that information here.
You’ll find that you’ll notice a vibrant, healthy, happy plant with continued use of the Miracle-Gro Indoor Plant Food Spikes; plants that are fit for national television, zoom meetings, or virtual dates. Your plants should look like you’re putting much more work into them than you are.
How to Use the Spikes
The pot’s diameter determines the distribution of spikes in the soil of a planter’s pot. A small 3-4″ diameter pot requires two spikes, a 5-6″ diameter requires three spikes, a medium 7-8″ diameter pot requires four spikes, a 9-10″ diameter pot requires five spikes, and lastly, a large 11-12″ diameter pot will require six spikes.
The food spikes come with a plastic Miracle-Aerator; this tool creates the perfect-sized hole in the soil for one fertilizer stick. When choosing the placement of the spikes, be sure to place them halfway between the rim of the pot and the primary stem of the plant. After aerating the soil, with a slight turn of the plastic spike and placing the food spike, be sure to cover the nutritious sticks.
Miracle-Gro recommends its users replace each spike every 30 days during the hot summer and spring months. During the winter and fall, the spikes should last twice as long. During those seasons, it’s recommended to change them every 60 days.
Resist the urge to change your watering cycle. Maintain a regular watering routine, and your plants should grow with a healthy glow. You certainly can overfeed your indoor plants, so please, adhere to the instructions previously mentioned. You can’t grow super plants by simply giving them an extra dose of fertilizer. You would essentially be poisoning them.
When to Fertilize
A few indicators indicate that an indoor plant is low on essential nutrients and needs to be fed. Be on the lookout for weak stems, slow root development, small leaves when you were expecting larger leaves, failing to bloom, dropping or wilting, or lightening plants’ color. Any of these symptoms, and especially multiple symptoms, should be treated with fertilizers.
If the soil is old and has been depleted of its nutrients, repotting or removing some topsoil and replacing it with fresh soil will also be helpful.
Whether you’re trying to improve your background for virtual meetings, freshen up the air in a room, or just looking to invite some greenery to your party, please remember to keep them well fed. The Miracle-Gro Indoor Plant Food Spikes are the easiest and safest bet for rookies or seasoned growers.
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