Osmocote® Boost+Feed Orchids

Easy to use, unique formula to provide orchids with essential nutrients for optimum growth and plant health, including potassium and iron for more beautiful blooms and greener foliage.   Its double action works through the roots and leaves, so your plants absorb nutrients within minutes. 

  • Easy to apply with Easy Sprayer- no drips, no hassles - or by diluting yourself from the concentrate
  • Contains carefully balanced potassium, iron, trace elements and bio stimulants for healthier orchids that resist diseases and insect attacks
  • Ideal for all orchids in any situation including epiphytes and terrestrials in the ground or in pots
  • Perfect for when plants look tired or stressed or when an added boost is needed for fast growth
Features

Liquid advantage

Provides an instant boost of nutrients through rapid root and leaf absorption for strong, healthy growth

Feeds soils and plants

Includes a blend of bio stimulants that build productive, vigorous plants with healthy roots

Use any time

Can be applied anytime of the year when plants are actively growing.  Avoid using when temperatures are expected to exceed 30C

Hose-on or Concentrate

Hose-on 

The 1L Easy Spray bottle is perfect for quick fertilising tasks and covers up to 180 m2
The no mess, no drips ready-to-use is perfect for orchids growing in the ground or epiphytic orchids attached to trees or other structures where a watering can is impractical

 

Concentrate 

The 1L Concentrate is the better option for potted collections or difficult to reach areas where a watering can or pump sprayer may be easier to use. It makes up to 450L


Handy Tip

To determine the area you want to treat, multiply the length x width in metres. 1 long stride = approx. 1 metre

Leaf and root uptake

It goes to work immediately and is effective whether applied to potting mix, soil or leaves

Suitable for

All orchids including natives - it has a low phosphorus content

Not suitable for

Do not use on lawns - use only specifically named fertilisers on grassed areas

Do not apply to young orchid seedlings or other types of indoor plants.

How it works

  • It's boosted with bio stimulants that activate soil and potting mix micro-organisms, condition the growing media and enhance nutrient uptake

How to use

Easy Sprayer

  1. Shake the bottle well before attaching to the hose - ensure the thumb switch is in the OFF position first
  2. Tighten the hose connector on the handle prior to connecting the hose; turn the hose tap on
  3. Slide the thumb switch to the ON position to FERTILISE or slide to the WATER position to just water your orchids
  4. Use a sweeping action to evenly distribute the spray over the plants you want to fertilise (the bottle should empty in approximately 12 - 13 minutes
  5. When finished, switch to OFF position and turn the water off

When using the Concentrate:

  1. The 1L Concentrate comes with a measuring cap. Mix 2 capfuls in 9 litres of water in a watering can
  2. The concentrate can also be used in a pump sprayer. Use the same dilution rate as for the watering can

For a complete guide on how to use Osmocote Boost+Feed Orchids, always check the packaging.

When to use

  • Apply at any time

  • Apply at two to four weekly intervals when your plants need a boost, particularly during main growing periods – early Spring, early Summer and early Autumn

  • Avoid using if the daytime temperature is expected to exceed 30 degrees

 

Easy Sprayer: 

SITUATION HOW OFTEN

Terrestrial & Epiphytic Orchids
 

Apply every 2 or more weeks

  • Soak the soil or potting mix around plants to feed the roots

Foliar feeding every 2 or more weeks

  • Wet the leaves and soak the soil
   

 

Concentrate

SITUATION QUANTITY IN 9L
WATERING CAN
HOW OFTEN
     
Established plants
50-100mL (2 caps)

Apply every 2 or more weeks

  • Soak the around the dripline to feed the roots
Stressed or recently repotted
plants
50-100mL (2 caps)

Apply every 2 or more weeks

  • Soak the soil around the plant to feed the roots
     

Safety Information

CAUTION: This product may cause staining of hard surfaces if wet. Avoid contact with hard surfaces and if contact does occur, hose off immediately.

Technical details

  • NPK 6.5 : 0.5 : 3 (concentrate)
  • NPK 6.5 : 0.5 : 3 (easy sprayer)
  • Safe to use on all edibles
  • The Easy Sprayer ensures the 1L hose-on bottle will cover up to 180m2 with an effective supply of fertiliser.
  • When the Easy Sprayer bottle is not being used or is being carried/transported, ensure the thumb switch on the handle grip is in the OFF position to prevent leakage.

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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