Plumeria Fertilizer

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Old 07-21-06, 07:08 PM
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Plumeria Fertilizer

Hey guys! Hi Newt!

My dad has Plumeria and is looking for fertilizer 10-50-10 or 13-13-13. Which one is better? And, where can he get it from b/c I believe he's tried the Big Box stores and is unable to find the fertilizer?
 
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Old 07-22-06, 12:05 AM
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Hi DIY!!!

This site recommends "Peters Super Blossom Booster" (10-50-10). I'm sure a google would come up with some sources or other brands. You could probably do a store locator search at the manufacturer site or contact the manufacturer of any brand you like for a local source.
http://www.plumeria101.com/questions.html

If you do mailorder you can check references here or search by state or product, but you probably already know that. I can never remember who I've given this to. Is that bad or what?
http://davesgarden.com/gwd/

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Old 07-22-06, 10:27 AM
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Thanks Newt. I will inform my dad with the info. He actually had that brand written down too. I will look on the site you provided and go from there. I'll take it that 10-50-10 would be the best to go with. Do you know the difference with the different fertilizers? My dad keeps asking me which one is better but I really don't have time right now to study the differences in fertilizers and what's good for what and what's not.
 
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Old 07-24-06, 04:16 PM
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I'll take it that 10-50-10 would be the best to go with.
That's what the site about plumeria says. I've never grown them so I have no personal experience with them.

Some things I know about fertilizers are:
Synthetics contain residual salts and are like steriods for your plants.

Organic fertilizers often have trace minerals and micronutrients that synthetics don't have. Plants take them up in a gentler way because they are buffered. You might find this an interesting read.
http://www.geogrowersinc.com/howfertilizerworks.htm

This explains the NPK ratios and what each does.
http://www.loudzen.com/garden/soil/index.html

Hope that helps,
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Old 07-24-06, 04:38 PM
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Thanks Newt. I am currently still looking for the Peter's Super Bloosom Booster and having a really hard time. I have found 2 places but they are online orders and really not worth the cost for shipping. It's ridiculous. I think there might be other fertilizer's available that may have that high Phosporus content. I think I'm going to have to read on what you posted.

Thanks again.
 
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