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RE: When to start fertilizing? (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: meyermike_1micha on 02.11.2010 at 03:59 pm in Clivia Forum

Hi Gail..

I can tell you that Craig here is the expert with these babies..It is him that gave ne great advice on fertilizing and it has worked wonders for me..He deserves the credit for my success. So here is an insert on an older post that gave me what I needed to make mine happy..

Just something for you to think about..:-)

In Dr.Craigs words...:-)

"As for fertilizer routine, everyone is different. Many people spend lots of money on special fertilizers. I typically use a mix of fish emulsion for an organic (I thought the bottle said odorless!) and the bayer 3 in 1 rose care for systemic treatment of mealies. I know, there goes the organic treatment, but the mealies are nasty and can really damage a Clivia. I do this every 2-3 months from Feb through Oct., then let them go dormant from Nov. through Jan. without water or fertilizer. Many years I will use a bloom rite 0-10-10 instead in Sept/Oct to help induce flowering. I didn't have a chance this year, so we will see what flowers".

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