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Fertilizer manufacturer Garden of Miracles offers a wide range of products. One of the most popular preparations - fertilizer for flowering plants "Rainbow", is a liquid fraction of the waste product of earthworms (vermicompost), to which micro and macro elements are added.
The rainbow comes in the form of a solution in plastic bottles with a capacity of 250 ml. Fertilizer composition according to NPK 10:10:10, additionally humic substances 2 g / l. The pH of the salt suspension is 8.0-10.0 (strongly alkaline reaction).
It is an organo-mineral fertilizer, which, according to the manufacturer, is suitable for all types of flowers and ornamental plants as root and foliar feeding. In fact, this is a very bold statement that can mislead indoor plant lovers.
The fact is that in terms of composition and ratio, NPK is a fertilizer for decorative flowering plants such as calceolaria, adeniums, roses, cineraria, many cacti, but you cannot feed them azaleas, gardenias, camellias and other flowers that cannot tolerate the alkalinity of the soil solution. In addition, it is not clear which trace elements, and in what amount, the Rainbow contains, if only the content of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium is indicated. That is, for fruit-bearing trees, for example, from citrus fruits, such nutrition will be clearly insufficient (there is no boron, zinc, manganese and other important nutrients).
Of course, Saintpaulia collectors use this fertilizer for their flowers and they bloom beautifully. But it must be borne in mind that these are specialists who carefully select the soil for their pets in composition and acidity. They have everything tracked. If you do not understand such concepts as soil acidity or alkalization, then after applying fertilizers like the Rainbow, the soil will soon be covered with saline and the plants will start to wither instead of rapid flowering. Therefore, select fertilizers for indoor plants, taking into account the requirements of the species and family.
Consumption rates of the drug
For root dressing, dissolve 2 caps (8-10 ml) in 1 liter of water. For foliar dressing, as well as soaking seeds, bulbs, tubers and rooting cuttings, add 1 cap (4-5 ml) of fertilizer to 1 liter of water.
Top dressing should be carried out 1.5-2 months after plant transplantation. From March to September, you can feed it once every 2 weeks. From October to February, it is recommended to feed only plants that are not dormant (flowering, fruiting and vegetative).
Seeds and cuttings in a solution of Rainbow fertilizer can be soaked for a day, bulbs, tubers - 1-3 hours.
Note: Garden of Miracles Rainbow fertilizer should not be mixed with zircon or epin, as these growth promoters do not tolerate alkaline environments.