Orchid Food & Fertilizer

Product Description

Orchid Food and Fertilizer by Perfect Plants

Specially formulated, slow release fertilizer for acid loving plants. Perfect for all varieties of orchids, bromeliads, and some ferns. This is the best orchid fertilizer for your plants!

The orchid plant food comes in a 5 oz resealable bag suitable for all orchid types.  It is an easy to use, one time application that lasts for 6 full months before needing reapplication.

Choose a fertilizer based on your ability to imitate natural environments. We believe time release pellet based formula is best for orchids because there is less room for error like with liquid fertilizers.

This nutricote orchid fertilizer bag will last for multiple applications on a single plant over 3 years or use it on multiple orchids.f

Has an NPK rate of 13-11-11 for healthy, beautiful orchid growth, an increase in color saturation, and increased bloom time. The orchid fertilizer contains trace elements like phosphorus, potassium and small amounts of nitrogen to enrich your acid loving plants. The best orchid food does not contain fertilizer salts which can burn or even kill your orchid plants.

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How to Fertilize Orchids:

  • This slow release fertilizer is water soluble so be sure to get your orchids on a regular watering schedule. We recommend you water your orchid once a week by either spraying or placing an ice cube on the top of your soil.
  • When feeding your orchid, be sure to do it during the active growth season. Orchids grow most during the spring and summer months. Only fertilize in the growing season. Stop fertilizing in the winter.
  • This fertilizer solution will produce beautiful blooms on your orchid plant. Apply fertilizer every 6 months and be sure to not go overboard and put excess fertilizer.
  • The potting medium you plant your orchids in is very important. Phalaenopsis orchids love room to breathe and space for roots to expand. Pair with our Orchid Potting Mix to maximum benefits to your healthy orchid plants.

You may be asking: can i use orchid food on other plants? The answer is yes! This fertilizer is perfect for acid loving fruit trees and other plants like azaleas and camellias. 

Orchid growers from all around rave about our orchid fertilizer for its easy application and amazing results! Growing orchids has never been more fun!

Check out the Orchid Grow Guide for information on how to care for orchids and other epiphytic plants.

 

 

Sunlight Full Sun
Growing Zones All Zones
Special Features
  • Slow release - lasts for 6 months
  • Easy to use
  • Heavy duty, resealable bag
  • Maximizes growth

Shipping Info

Once your Orchid Food & Fertilizer order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

upside down test

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

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Care

Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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