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General household fertiliser, all-purpose vs balanced household fertiliser?

aoutredaoutred Posts: 8
edited April 2020 in Problem solving
What is the difference between the two, if there is any? 


  • aoutredaoutred Posts: 8
    I am looking at for my house plants (non crop plants). When I look at different websites  I keep coming across these three and they all sound like they mean the same thing, so I wanted to see if this was correct or if there is a difference. 
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,544
    It depends on whether your houseplants are mainly foliage or whether they flower.  Feeds for healthy foliage have a higher nitrogen level or a balance of N,P and K.

    Plants that flower need a bit more K (potash) which promotes flower and fruits.  P for phosphorous is for good roots and general plant health.
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