Every purchase supports the work of the RHS Every purchase supports the work of the RHS
  • Empathy after plant ericaceous

Empathy after plant ericaceous

RHS endorsed product
1 kg pack £6.99
1 kg pack £6.99
Quantity

  • Increases nutrient and water uptake
  • Contains bacteria to fix atmospheric nitrogen
  • Eco-friendly alternative to synthetic fertiliser

Contains Rootgrow™, the first and currently the only plant or soil treatment licensed by the Royal Horticultural Society.

A feast for acid-loving, lime-hating ericaceous plants, this bio-active feed will keep your rhododendrons and heathers happy while nourishing and conditioning your soil.

Providing vital nutrients to keep plants healthy, the feed also contains Rootgrow ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, a natural component of the poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants typically grow.

Within a few weeks, Rootgrow extends the plant's root system for a superior water and nutrient uptake in poor soils, reducing the need for synthetic fertilisers and boosting survival rates in drought conditions.

How does Rootgrow work?

Rootgrow ericoid mycorrhizal fungi bond to a plant’s roots, effectively becoming part of its root system. They grow rapidly in search of water and nutrients, and as they’re finer than the plant's coarse roots, they’re better at reaching them - helping plants thrive in even difficult soils.

In poor sandy soil, they track down scarce nutrients and water, and in dense clay soil they unlock nutrients, acting like a clay breaker. They're great at hunting down phosphorus and potassium for flowering and fruiting, but also thrive on finding trace elements. And they hold onto water like a sponge, giving your plants far better drought tolerance.

How to use

Sprinkle 25g-50g (1-2 handfuls) around the plant’s base, lightly work into the soil and water well. For larger established plants apply 50g per m² under the canopy.

Please note: if planting, we’d advise using pure Rootgrow, placed in direct contact with your plant's roots, and only applying After Plant as a follow-on treatment.
Share

Goes well with...

  • RHS Rootgrow
    RHS Rootgrow
    £9.99 Buy