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Wondering what everyone uses for slow release fertilizer on their palms?

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Allen

Osmocote outdoor or some people use Nutricote are the most fully slow/controlled release.  These are used more in pots.   Palmgain I believe has some slow release qualities but it closer to a normal fertilizer in that sense and is what I use more of in ground.  

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tlow
4 minutes ago, Allen said:

Osmocote outdoor or some people use Nutricote are the most fully slow/controlled release.  These are used more in pots.   Palmgain I believe has some slow release qualities but it closer to a normal fertilizer in that sense and is what I use more of in ground.  

Thanks!  I should have specified this was for in-ground palms.  Appreciate the feedback!

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Will Simpson

I use Site One which used to be John Deere Landscapes and before that Lesco . Here are a few types of palm fertilizers they have that have those important micronutrients . I'm sure there are Site Ones all over Texas . The only problem is that it might be a wholesale operation and you need a landscaping business license . I would just say you are in the business and be ready to BS about the subject  if they bring it up .

Check for a location near you and they will ship it there for your pickup .

Will

 

 

https://www.siteone.com/en/search/?searchtype=product&text=tropical+fertilizer

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DAVEinMB

Pennington palm and hibiscus (9-4-9)

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Paradise Found

I use whatever I can find locally which is usually Espoma organic palm tone for palm and hibiscus food. 4-1-5. Good for 3 months.  Also has Bio tone microbes.

Also use Miracle grow all purpose plant food. 24-8-16 powerfull stuff but not organic or slow release. 

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Reyes Vargas

I use miracle grow palm tree frood.  Is it the best, I don't know that but that's what I have access to.

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knikfar
On 4/2/2021 at 3:48 PM, Reyes Vargas said:

I use miracle grow palm tree frood.  Is it the best, I don't know that but that's what I have access to.

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I'm in Raleigh NC and I use this same stuff. No complaints so far. 

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Collectorpalms

I do not very often use granulated fertilizer. I rarely use my city water, I collect rain water. Therefore I use a professional water soluble fertilizer ever time I water. The bagged granulated stuff I buy when it’s a broken bag or on clearance. It just doesn’t last in our heat and only apply it when we have a flash flood forecast. So that know it’s going to go to use.

my soil is slowly loosing nutrients, so I do throw down micronutrients. I am behind on getting several bags of sul-po-mag. But again, it actually needs to rain good to get into my heavy clay.

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Reyes Vargas

Does anyone know if the spike fertilizers are any good?  I would like to buy them since they do seem better in that they can't wash away.  Are there advantages and disadvantages in using them?  Thanks.

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