Plant Fertilizer

This Week, on Plant Tip Tuesday...

Psst - your houseplants are hungry!

If your indoor plants have soil that looks discoloured and crusty, it’s time to scrape that depleted layer of soil out, and replace it with fresh, nutritious top soil. We mix and sell our own blend of soil that promotes drainage while retaining beneficial moisture, and increases oxygen levels and the presence of helpful microbes. 

After top dressing your plants, take the opportunity to aerate by gently fluffing up the soil to get some air down to those roots!

Next, choose your fertilizer by considering:

  • Do you prefer working with a powder or liquid?
  • Do you want to use an organic fertilizer, or synthetic?
  • Are you fertilizing plants with leafy foliage, or are you trying to promote blooming in a flowering plant?

The three numbers on your fertilizer bottle indicate the strength of macronutrients, and are appear like this:



N (nitrogen) - P (phosphorus) - K (potassium)


If you’re feeding a leafy plant, the first number will be highest. If you’re feeding a flowering plant, look for a higher middle number. The third number is responsible for nourishing the overall health and root system of the plant.

Remember, some plants only need 1-2 light feedings per year. Some examples include, cacti and succulents, peperomia (thick leaf plants), dracaena, snake plants, zz plants, (plants that are growing in a low light environment typically require less frequent fertilizer).

We recommend fertilizing your plants during the growing season, between March and October.

Visit the shop and we'll help you pick the right fertilizer for you and your plants!