Short-term growth, long-term results










Keep one step ahead with Osmocote® 5’s latest controlled-release technology. Guarantee efficient, safe, and sustained nutrition for your plants with this all-new 5th generation programmed release fertilizer. With its formula designed for cultivars with short 3-4 month growing seasons, your plants will benefit from a short but effective NPK-filled nutrient uptake thanks to its NutriMatch-Release technology.

  • Enhanced growth, health, and color with OTEA-system technology

  • Recognizable red color to verify 3-4 month longevity

  • Most efficient nutrient release

Average nutritional needHigh nutritional needMinimum recommended base rate (in case additional water soluble fertilizers are applied)
Container nursery stock and perennial crops (covered cultures) 1-1.5 g/l2-2.5 g/l1 g/l
Container nursery stock and perennial crops (uncovered cultures) 2-2.5 g/l3-3.5 g/l2 g/l
Pot plants2-2.5 g/l3-3.5 g/l2 g/l
Bedding / Balcony plants 2-3 g/l3-3.5 g/l2 g/l
Average nutritional need
High nutritional need
Minimum recommended base rate (in case additional water soluble fertilizers are applied)

Important: Maximum recommended starter fertilizer dosage in the growing medium is 0.5 kg/m3. Rates for Osmocote® 5 are based on pot volumes. In case of repotting into bigger pots, dilution effect should be compensated by increasing dosage rate in fresh growing medium. For plant-specific recommendations please consult your ICL advisor. The recommended rates above are based on unfertilized substrates. These are general recommendations. Adjust for specific situations, such as use in tunnels or greenhouses, or specific climate conditions. This product is not recommended for dibbling and/or autumn/winter potting. Contact your ICL advisor for more detailed advice. Trial first on a small scale before changing the rate, application, or any other variables. As circumstances can differ and as the application of our products is beyond our control, ICL cannot be held responsible for any adverse results.

Mix the product into the growing medium to ensure optimal granule distribution.
Do not apply 3-4M longevity in the planting hole.
In case applied Micromax® Premium dosage rates are higher than 200 g/m3 growing medium and combined with Osmocote® 5, contact your ICL technical advisor for detailed recommendations.
You can combine Osmocote® 5 with Peters and Universol® water-soluble fertilizers. For specific recommendations, please consult with your ICL Specialty Fertilizers technical advisor.
Osmocote® 5 3-4M’s longevity can be affected by temperature. (Product longevity is determined at 21ºC) 16ºC: 4-5M 21ºC: 3-4M 26ºC: 2-3M.
Make sure you properly seal partly used or damaged bags.
Store under dry conditions. 

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