ACID LOVING PLANT FOOD
Fertiliser Group 2 | Registration No. B2289 – ACT 36 of 1947
Starke Ayres Acid Loving Plant Mix is a balanced blend of acidifying agents, and trace elements, which, when used as directed will adjust the pH level of the soil to a range of between 5.0 and 6.0, prevent and cure Iron Chlorosis (yellowing) and restore natural leaf colour of Hydrangeas.
Aluminium Sulphate – 40.0% by mass
Ferrous Sulphate – 40.0% by mass
Sulphur [S] – 20.0% by mass [31.0 total content]
USES AND BENEFITS:
Acid Loving mix is used in addition to normal fertiliser programs.
- is easy to apply;
- is easily absorbed by the plant;
- enhances the blue colour of the Hydrangea blooms;
- promotes photosynthesis and respiration in the plant;
- – assists the plant to resist diseases and remain healthy throughout the growing season; and
- – replaces Iron deficiency often found in acid soils.
Acid Loving Mix is used in addition to normal fertiliser programs.
METHOD OF APPLICATION:
Acid Loving Mix is applied directly to soil at budding stage.
- Sprinkle 40g (two tablespoonfuls) round the plant.
- Rake lightly into the soil.
- Repeat after five weeks.
Acid-loving plants include:
Vegetables: sweet corn, cucumbers, beans, broccoli, turnips, squash and onions.
Fruits: cranberries, blueberries and huckleberries.
Trees: evergreens, beech, willow, oak and dogwood.
Flowering plants: azaleas, rhododendrons, hydrangeas, camellias, daffodils and camellias.
Popular plants such as azaleas (rhododendrons), camellias, gardenia, blueberries, strawberries and heathers, are all acid-loving, meaning they need a soil pH of about 5.5.
If your leaves or needles take on a yellow-green hue, your soil is too alkaline and this condition is called chlorotic. Plants become chlorotic when they cannot access important nutrients due to the soil’s high pH level. Plants that struggle for too long may lose leaves, branches and flowers.