Orchid fertilizer for multiple spikes and blooms.
Home Page Fertilizing
Orchid Care
Tips for Specific
Orchid Types
Order Now Privacy Policy Contact Us

Fertilizing Guide for Orchids

In the wild, orchids are fertilized only by minute particles of organic debris that wash over their roots, so orchids are not heavy feeders.  The best general advice for orchid care is to fertilize them once per week with a mild fertilizer solution. Apply sufficient fertilizer solution to the container so that some runs out the bottom (you can collect it and reuse).  Since orchid plants can absorb nutrients through their foliage and exposed roots, spraying the fertilizer solution on the leaves and roots is also beneficial.

For care of orchids, most enthusiasts and growers prefer a formula that has less than 50% Urea as a source of Nitrogen because it will provide quicker Nitrogen release into the media and roots, and there is less chance for buildup of toxic salts.  Orchid Thrive has less than 50% of its Nitrogen source from Urea.  Many other orchid fertilizers are higher in Urea Nitrogen.  Examine the back label on their containers for this information in the guaranteed analysis section.

During the summer and when plants are blooming, fertilize weekly.  In cooler weather, fertilize only once or twice per month.

Nelson's Orchid Thrive contains a balanced 8-8-8 formula with five micro-nutrients and other desirable organic and inorganic materials that provide excellent care of orchids and impressive results in the form of new spikes and vibrant orchid flowers in all types of potting media and for most orchid species.  In addition, it is also excellent for fertilizing African Violets and Bromeliads.

Specific Directions for

For Orchids - Mix 1 teaspoon of Orchid Thrive per gallon of water. Feed your plants once per week with this solution. Every fourth week, flush with plain water.

In a low humidity environment, such as inside a house in the winter time, mist the leaves and exposed roots often with the same solution. In low light areas, reduce the feeding schedule to once every two weeks and water once per week between feedings.

Try to keep the air moving around your plant but away from heating or cooling vents. You should experience new spikes and blooms once or twice a year.

For African Violets - Use same directions as above, but do not mist the leaves.

For Bromeliads - Feed with the same schedule and solution as above, or you can feed once per month with a solution of one tablespoon per gallon. It is O.K. to fill the "cup" of the Bromeliad with this solution or pour it onto the planting media. If you fill the cup, be sure to rinse it with plain water from time to time.

By following these directions and using Nelson's Orchid Thrive, you will take good care of your orchids and have recurring spikes and blooms.

Guaranteed Analysis
Total Nitrogen (N)................ 8.00%
     2.1% Ammoniacal Nitrogen
     2.1% Nitrate Nitrogen
     3.8% Urea Nitrogen
Available Phosphate (P2O5)........ 8.00%
Soluble Potash (K2O) ............. 8.00%
Boron (B)......................... 0.02%
Copper (Cu)....................... 0.05%
     0.05% Chelated Copper
Iron (Fe)......................... 0.10%
     0.10% Chelated Iron
Manganese (Mn).................... 0.05%
     0.05% Chelated Manganese
Zinc (Zn)......................... 0.05%
     0.05% Chelated Zinc
Derived from: Ammonium Nitrate,
Dipotassium Phosphate, Urea,
Diammonium Phosphate, Sodium Borate,
Copper EDTA, Iron EDTA, Manganese EDTA,
and Zinc EDTA.

“Try Orchid Thrive once, you will use it for life.”
It comes with a money back guarantee.

If you are ready to
order, click here.

Home Page Fertilizing
Orchid Care
Tips for Specific
Orchid Types
Order Now Privacy Policy Contact Us

Nelson Products, Inc.
P.O. Box 550086
Atlanta, GA 30355   (USA)

Phone 1-404-771-0029 · Fax 1-404-647-5711

E-mail Us: Sales@Orchid-Thrive.com

Copyright © 2001 - 2016 Nelson Products, Inc. - All Rights Reserved.

Website Managed by
BSD Infotech Pvt. Ltd