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Best fertilizer for rose plant

Best Fertilizers for Rose Plant

Rose plant is considered to be the most popular and favorite plant throughout the world. To keep your rose plants healthy and blooming at their best, it is important to provide them with proper care, including regular fertilization and pest control.

Best fertilizers for the Rose plant

pink rose
pink rose flowers

Rose plants require regular fertilizers because they are nutrient-intensive, which helps them develop strong roots, leaves, and flowers. The best type of fertilizer for rose plant is a balanced fertilizer that contains nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (NPK).

List of fertilizers is mentioned below which would help the plant to survive and to grow slowly.

fertilizers for rose plant
fertilizers for rose plant
  • Rose Bloom Fertilizer
  • Vermicompost
  • Cow Dung Compost
  • Vermicompost Teas or Cow Dung Compost Tea
  • Epsom Salt
  • Seaweed Fertilizer
  • Mustard Cake Fertilizer

Give liquid tonic to the Rose plant

  • It is very important to give liquid tonic to the rose plant when it is about to bloom and after the formation of buds.

Suggested liquid tonics are –

Onion peel fertilizer
Banana peel fertilizer
Epsom salt
Vermicompost tea
Seaweed fertilizer
Mustard cake fertilizer

Important note:

  • Liquid tonics enhance the size and health of the flowers and also accelerate the growth of the rose plant. 

How to give fertilizers to the Rose plant

Must follow the given below steps to give fertilizer to rose plant

First Batch – If using any one from these three 

  • Rose Bloom Fertilizer
  • Vermicompost
  • Cow Dung Compost

Loose the soil, add the fertilizer once in a month for continuous four months (April- July) on the same date of every month.

After adding fertilizer, always give water thoroughly to the rose plant.   

watering to rose plant
watering to rose plant      

Epsom Salt, Seaweed fertilizer, Mustard cake liquid fertilizer, Vermicompost tea or Cow dung compost tea 

  • If you notice the leaves turning white, fading, or the plant becoming weak, you can apply Epsom salt once a month.
  • Mix a small amount of Epsom salt with 5 liters of water and use it as a monthly treatment for the plant.

For maintaining the nutrient levels in the soil and promoting significant plant growth, here’s a schedule to follow:

  • If you apply any fertilizer from the first batch on the 1st of the month, then on the 15th of the same month, alternate it with either Epsom salt, Seaweed fertilizer, Mustard cake fertilizer, vermicompost tea, or cow dung compost tea.

Important note:

  • During summers, the rose plant is under partial dormancy, which means they are still growing, but at a slower rate compared to their active growing season.
  • So, if strong fertilizer is given at this time then the plant would get scorched but any mild fertilizer is needed to sustain the plant.
  • Giving strong or heavy doses of fertilizer during this time can harm the plant, causing damage or “scorching.”
  • Instead, it’s advisable to use a milder or more gentle fertilizer to support the plant’s minimal growth and sustain its overall health during the summer months.

Also read:

1. How to care Rose plant?

2. How to prepare Soil mix for rose plant?

Happy Gardening!