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Smart-Release 8 lb. Indoor and Outdoor Plant Food

  • Contains 11 essential nutrients
  • Formulated for virtually all plants, in all conditions
  • A single application will keep your plants fed for up to 6 months
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Product Overview

Feed indoor and outdoor potted plants for up to a full 6 months with Osmocote Smart-Release Plant Food Plus Outdoor and Indoor. This is our best formula, and it is fortified with 11 essential nutrients. It works with virtually all plant varieties, in all growing conditions. Plus, we offer our no-burn pledge when you use Osmocote as directed.
  • Our best formula, fortified with 11 essential nutrients
  • Works with virtually all plant varieties, in all growing conditions
  • Feeds up to 6 full months
  • Apply with confidence to potted plants, indoors or outdoors
  • No-burn pledge when used as directed

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Specifications

Dimensions

Package Size (lb.)
8
Product Depth (in.)
4.25
Product Height (in.)
13.5
Product Width (in.)
7 in

Details

Active Ingredients
NPK
Compatible Grass Type
All Purpose
Delivery Method
Granular
Dry Fertilizer Type
Dry Plant Fertilizer
Emergent Type
Post-Emergent
Features
No Additional Features
Fertilizer Formula
Non-Organic
Longevity (weeks)
16
N-P-K Ratio
19-6-12
Organic
Synthetic
Plant Name
African violet,Azalea,Blackberry,Blueberry,Daffodils,Fern,Geraniums,Hydrangea,Pepper,Raspberry,Strawberries,Tomato
Plant Type
Flower
Returnable
90-Day
Season Use
All-Season
Time release
Slow release

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Satisfaction Guaranteed or your money back. If you are not satisfied, return the empty package to Scotts Sierra Horticultural Products Company, 14111 Scottslawn Rd., Marysville, OH 43041 Limit: One package per family.

Questions & Answers

24Questions71Answers

Do the pellets fully desolve in the dirt. I have seen in some reviews that some users say that i...

Asked by Wooty April 17, 2021
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The ‘pellets’ are resin coated according to Osmocote. I’ve spent a couple days digging in my large pots & I can see evidence of old Osmocote pellets. I don’t see that as a problem. If anything, it can promote drainage in my pots so the soil won’t compact, maybe on a small scale. But no worries. Osmocote is awesome. Hopefully, the company is working on a more biodegradable approach. Most fertilizer, even organics, will leach out of the soil eventually. So, there is that to consider as well.

Will the granules eventually dissolve?

Asked by Gravedigger December 16, 2020
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That’s a great question. I have been using Osmocote for maybe 20 years. I went out to look at my big pots where all my bulbs are plus my Cymbidium orchids. I did not see any evidence of the Osmocote resin coverings. So maybe they do breakdown with time. Either way it’s not a problem. Osmocote is the best!

I saw on the back it said it can be used for acid-loving plants does that mean I can apply it to ...

Asked by qtboston October 11, 2020
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I use it on my camellias & azaleas & they really put on a show this year. My daughter has gorgeous camellias at her place & she only uses Osmocote on them. They are huge, a pretty deep green for the leaves & with a very vociferous flowering habit.

new to Butterfly gardening.....is this O.K. to use on my Butterfly weed plants or would I e best ...

Asked by Davie July 18, 2020
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YES, I brought mine two weeks ago and my plants love it! They are growing heathy and strong!

Does this products also work if used on ornamental trees. I am also wondering how often I would ...

Asked by Davie July 18, 2020
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How long it lasts relies partially on how much water it gets. If added to a planting hole and watered well, it would probably last about 3 months. For something in the ground, you may be better off choosing a different type of fertilizer, since you need to work this into the top several inches of soil, which can be tricky if you have ground cover. If your ornamental trees are in pots (for example, I have trees in 25 gallon pots), this product works well. The amount used in a 25 gallon pot is large - around 2/3 cup.

What rating is this as far as 10 10 10, or what is this one. I just bought some tropical fruit t...

Asked by FocusOnNature May 1, 2020
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I use Osmocote Plus on all my tropical fruit trees. It is 15-9-12, which is a ratio of 5-3-4. I find that it works just fine on my exotic tropicals trees.

Does it work with orchid?

Asked by Vincent February 26, 2020
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Yes! I use it on all my plants, indoor & outdoor, including Orchids. I have been using it for years.

Will it still work if it gets wet?

Asked by Sydd January 28, 2020
10
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It will only work if it DOES get wet.

Is it ok to use year round outdoors?

Asked by Sydd January 27, 2020
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Yes, according to the life cycle of the plant. Obviously you wouldn't fertilize when the plant is dormant.

My plants are indoors is plant food is good for them

Asked by Hub August 30, 2019
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I usually use liquid fertilizer for my indoor orchids, begonias, pothos etc & usually at half strength. Houseplants don’t seem to need a lot of fertilizer but a little is welcome.

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Customer Reviews

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I purchased 3 of these 8 lb bags early spring...threw it by the handfuls in all my garden beds in...
I purchased 3 of these 8 lb bags early spring...threw it by the handfuls in all my garden beds in the backyard. We had a lot of rain this spring so it was well watered in. My plants have gone crazy with lush growth and flowers everywhere!!!!!!!!!!! I difference from previous years growth is astounding. I will be doing this every year now, it was worth every penny.
by Lyncamille
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I use the Osmocote when I’m planting/transplanting my various plants. I find that Osmocote gives ...
I use the Osmocote when I’m planting/transplanting my various plants. I find that Osmocote gives my plants the boost that they need when they are making the transition to a larger pot or in the ground.
by EileenM
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The food is the only thing that has been the best thing ever and always will be looking for it ma...
The food is the only thing that has been the best thing ever and always will be looking for it makes the flower looking good for me for 3 mouths until it is to cool for the plants.
by bluespruce55
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I can’t live without this product, it’s wonderful. I’ve used this for years. Once and done for su...
I can’t live without this product, it’s wonderful. I’ve used this for years. Once and done for summer. Everyone talks about my flower garden. I grow huge beautiful plants. Buy the large bag, termindous savings. When planting I add, it doesn’t burn tender roots.
by Ladybug
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Was easy to find in garden center. Of course it...
Was easy to find in garden center. Of course it works well.
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We use this every year to start our plants. Excellent results.
We use this every year to start our plants. Excellent results.
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This time release fertilizer can be used on all flowers. It works great on my ferns. I apply it e...
This time release fertilizer can be used on all flowers. It works great on my ferns. I apply it every two weeks and my flowers have larger and many more blooms.
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