How to Flush Out Excess Fertilizer Salts

Author: Celeste Booth1 Comment

Care and Culture, Growing Indoors, Growing Outdoors

My Bromeliad has Fertilizer Salt Buildup… What Should I Do? We are often asked what to do in circumstances where fertilizer salts or hard water minerals have left deposits on your bromeliad’s foliage. Bromeliads rarely take up every last bit of fertilizer, particularly in the top 1 in (2.5 cm) or so of soil. In that area, moisture tends to evaporate, leaving behind accumulated salts. You can see these salts as whitish deposits on the inner rim of the container, and sometimes on the soil’s surface, too. Few plants are immune to the effects of these salts, which destroy root tissues […]

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