Don’s Expert Answers: Flowerig

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in Crows Nest, Crows Nest Queensland

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Not flowering

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Not applicable

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Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:
Standard NPK

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There been a lot of gardening shows that state that ‘Potassium’ will induce flowering. I can not find any evidence in any text book that this this is true. Would you please clear this point so that I do not waste my time putting on extra potash

Kind Regards

Paul Allen

Hi Paul. The ratios of Nitrogen to Phosphorus and Potassium profoundly affects the growth or flowering of plants. If you wish to promote flowering, all that you really need to do is to not fertilise the plants. Or you can buy various flower-promoting fertilisers, most of which start with or include the word ‘Bloom”. Do not use these flower-promoting fertilisers on native plants as they may react badly to Phosphorus. Don