Miracle-Gro® MaxFeed All Purpose Plant Food

Widely acknowledged as the world's No 1 water soluble fertiliser, Miracle-Gro MaxFeed is the simplest way to give plants everything they need to grow, flourish and produce top quality flowers, fruits, vegetables and herbs. All Purpose is the 'one size fits all' fertiliser every gardener needs

  • Ideal for most plants EXCEPT phosphorus sensitive natives and proteas
  • Can be used in combination with controlled release fertiliser to give plants an added boost
  • Readily absorbed through leaves as well as roots
  • Includes a wetting agent so it readily soaks into soils
  • All Purpose has BLUE crystals

Measuring scoop

Handy, double-ended measuring scoop included in every pack - no messy weighing or guesswork

Readily soluble

MaxFeed's crystals dissolve readily in cold water with minimal stirring

Wetting agent

The included wetting agent has a dual function. It helps the leaves of plants absorb fertiliser (foliar feeding) as well as allowing the fertiliser to soak readily into the soil where it can be taken up by roots.

Rapid response

Nutrients are readily available to plants and are rapidly taken up to boost growth, flowering and fruiting


1kg pouches, 1.75kg pail

Suitable for

Flowering and foliage plants including annuals, perennials, bulbs, roses and indoor plants

Vegetables and herbs in pots or in the garden

Fruit trees and berries

Safe to use on new plants - will not burn when used at the recommended rates

Not suitable for

Australian natives and other phosphorus-sensitive plants like proteas, leucadendrons, etc.

How it works

  • MaxFeed is a completely water soluble fertiliser that is readily absorbed through leaves (foliar feeding) as well as roots.
  • Its nutrients are immediately available to plants and it provides a readily available supply of all the essential and trace elements needed for healthy, vigorous growth

How to use

Use at the rate recommended on the pack:

  • 1 LARGE scoop in 4 litres of water
  • 1 SMALL scoop in 500ml of water

For some soft or delicate plants like ferns or plants not requiring a lot of additional fertiliser (cacti , succulents and bromeliads), halve the recommended rate

For a complete guide on how to use MaxFeed All Purpose, always check the packaging.

When to use

  • On newly planted seedlings to overcome transplant shock (1 SMALL scoop in 500ml of water - 1 cup per seedling)
  • Once plants are established, apply MaxFeed every 7-14 days throughout the growing season (Spring to Autumn) to ensure a steady supply of readily available nutrients as and when plants need them

Safety Information

CAUTION: This product may cause staining of hard surfaces such as concrete, sandstone, marble and other paving materials. Avoid contact with hard surfaces and if contact does occur, hose off immediately. It contains a BLUE dye as well as iron.


Technical details

  • NPK 24 : 6 : 12
  • Sulphur = 4%
  • Includes a professional grade wetting agent to improve nutrient and moisture penetration into soils
  • 1 large scoop = 1 tablespoon; 1 small scoop = quarter teaspoon

Where to buy it

Decided what product best suits your needs? Or would you prefer to go in-store to ask for more information?

Visit your local Bunnings Warehouse for our largest range.

You can also find Scotts products in a number of gardening, hardware, independent and supermarket retailers including Flower Power, Mitre10, Coles and Woolworths.

Note: Not all brands and products are stocked in all stores. For any additional questions please visit our contact us page.

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