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Which compost to use? #392549
May 22nd, 2016 at 01:42 AM
May 22nd, 2016 at 01:42 AM
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I've recently posted a thread with a question about Peace Lilly repotting. And advice given to me by all the people were very helpful. But I have one more question now, finally coming to the decision of planting my Peace Lilly in just normal compost mix I bought one from Homebase, of which I'm attaching pictures below:

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However now I'm in doubt whether I bought the right one. It says on it that it contain plant food already, and when I came back home from the shop I recalled that Peace lillies needs to be fertilised about 1 time per 3 months, so I'm a bit worrying that if this compost having plant food in it already then each week that I'm watering the Lilly it will be released, and I worry if this is right? I also want to repot Parlour Palm and Dragon Tree Dracaena 'Golden Coast' Lindii with it, and also worrying whether it will be right to use it for those plants and whether it won't make them ill and kill them eventually? Would be nice to get some advice, if someone knows what would be the best for me to do? prayers

Re: Which compost to use? [Re: Amadeo] #392569
May 23rd, 2016 at 02:12 AM
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Either of those will work for anything. They won't kill your plants.

Re: Which compost to use? [Re: Bestofour] #392585
May 24th, 2016 at 05:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Bestofour
Either of those will work for anything. They won't kill your plants.


According to my research made on the internet, potting soil that contain fertilizer which will be released during prolong period of time isn't suitable for the Peace lillies, because it will result in them being overfed and their blooms tinted brown. Because Peace lillies should be fed by fertilizer only each 8 weeks this potting soil isn't good for them, this is why I exchanged it for the one that contain fertilizer which will be released only for 6 weeks, so that after that I will be able to feed them by liquid separate fertilizer only when they will require this.

Re: Which compost to use? [Re: Amadeo] #392611
May 26th, 2016 at 12:38 PM
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Well live and learn. I'm sure you can tell I just do my own thing which isn't at all technical. I don't know if the Miracle Grow I buy has fertilizer or not. I'll have to look next time I buy some. When I repot and need dirt I just grab a bag and so far so good. Good luck with yours.


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