Houseplant Care

Before Planting

Before planting, soil choice is a first consideration:

ferti•lome® Ultimate Potting Mix is the best soil for all plants, if you want one soil for everything.

ferti•lome® African Violet Mix is for Violets and related plants.

ferti•lome® Cactus Mix is a special mix for fast drainage yet heavy enough for Cactus.

ferti•lome®  Succulent Mix is a special mix for succulents that drains quickly, yet holds moisture.

ferti•lome® Interior & Foliage Mix is a special mix for Tropical and Foliage plants, also offers quick drainage.

Use ferti•lome® Horticultural Charcoal to reduce odors and toxins from cheap (miracle) soils and use to neutralize toxins in the soil from fertilizers and water.

At Planting

To increase roots and establishment of cuttings, use ferti•lome® Rooting Powder. This plant hormone will cause cuttings to quickly establish numerous roots.
To decrease transplant shock and further increase rooting, use ferti•lome® Root Stimulator. Make 3 applications10 to 14 days apart.


Apply ferti•lome® 20-20-20 All Purpose Water Soluble Plant Food to feed indoor plants. Apply a light application monthly, increase as spring approaches.
Use ferti•lome® 20-20-20 All Purpose Water Soluble Plant Food at a half rate for Cactus and Succulents.
For people who prefer a natural fertilizer, ferti•lome® Fish Emulsion Fertilizer is a lower-odor fish emulsion that is the secret of many houseplant growers.

Fungus and Bacteria

For fungus and a natural choice, use Natural Guard® Brand by ferti•lome® Copper Soap, applying when new leaves emerge and repeating at 7 to 10 day intervals until control is achieved.
Many bacterial issues occur in houseplants due to over watering. Treat these with Natural Guard® Brand by ferti•lome® Copper Soap. Apply around the base of the plant, repeat 7 to 10 days.
When you are not sure what your problem is, ferti•lome® Triple Action  is your choice that is a combination Fungicide, Insecticide and Miticide. Always apply at least twice in 7 to 14 days. Treat the leaves, stems and soil, this will suffocate adults, eggs and nymphs.


ferti•lome® Indoor/Outdoor is a great choice for spraying on houseplants. Apply to foliage, spraying the underside of the leaves, stems and the soil. This also works great as a fumigation spray– cover the plant, reach under the cover and spray and let set for 10 to 15 minutes before removing the cover. Hi-Yield® Systemic Insect Granules is also a great insect preventer. Apply to the soil every 6 to 8 months.