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The secret to great plants isn’t a green thumb, it’s in the potting mix. If you start with the best, you’ll bring out the best in all your plants.

It’s in the mix

Just as we need a strong foundation for a solid home, our plants need the best potting mix to maintain happy and healthy growth. The first step is to find the best potting mix, so look for a mix that carries the red tick logo. This indicates that it is manufactured to comply with the New Zealand standard and contains a fertiliser. Second, understand your plants’ needs and find the right potting mix for the job. Scotts Osmocote has the right mix for almost every plant and all Osmocote potting mixes include a quality controlled release fertiliser.

Great indoors

When we bring plants into our home, pesky bugs can come along for the ride. The most common indoor plant pests are fungus gnats. These small black, fly-like bugs tend to hover around indoor plants and breed inside the potting mix. Scotts Osmocote Premium Potting Mix for Indoor Plants has been formulated without compost or pine bark, making it less prone to fungus gnats.

If you prefer the wonderful world of succulents, Scotts Osmocote Premium Potting Mix for Cacti and Succulents is boosted with calcium and potassium for stronger plant cells and steady growth. It’s also a free-draining mix – just what cacti and succulents need!

Flower power

Many of our flowering friends require a more acidic base in order to bloom their best. Scotts Osmocote Premium Potting Mix for Roses, Gardenias and Azaleas has been specially formulated for plants that require growing conditions of pH 6 or less. It is also boosted with higher levels of iron and magnesium for lush, deep green leaves.

Edible gardens

There’s nothing more satisfying than picking your own home-grown produce and Scotts Osmocote Premium Potting Mix for Tomatoes, Vegetables and Herbs is perfect if you are growing in pots, containers or raised garden beds. The mix contains higher levels of iron and calcium, which helps prevent diseases like blossom end rot, which can affect tomatoes, capsicums and zucchinis.

Citrus lovers should look to Scotts Osmocote Premium Potting Mix for Citrus and Fruit, which is packed with iron and magnesium to keep leaves green all year long. It also contains trace elements and micro-nutrients, which are vital for healthy growth.

If you’re looking for an all-rounder, Scotts Osmocote Premium Potting Mix has been developed to suit the growing needs of most plant types and, like all Osmocote mixes, it includes Osmocote Controlled Release Fertiliser.

For all your gardening needs…

Turn to Scotts Osmocote’s wide range of nutrient rich potting mixes and fertilisers.


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