Five-star growth over five months










Take complete control of your late spring potting with Osmocote® 5’s controlled-release technology. This 5th generation programmed release fertilizer technology provides your plants with sustained, safe, and efficient nutrition over a 5-6 month longevity period. Achieve the best possible plant color, health, and growth by optimizing the availability and uptake of trace elements with the OTEA-system.

  • Better, more precise nutrient uptake with NutriMatch-Release technology

  • Best nutrient release efficiency

  • Ultra-consistent, every bag identical

Average nutritional needHigh nutritional needMinimum recommended base rate (in case additional water soluble fertilizers are applied)
Container nursery stock and perennial crops (covered cultures) 2-2.5 g/l 3-4 g/l 2 g/l
Container nursery stock and perennial crops (uncovered cultures) 3-3.5 g/l 4-5 g/l 2-3 g/l
Pot plants 3-4 g/l 4-5.5 g/l2-3 g/l
Bedding/balcony plants3-4 g/l 4-5.5 g/l2-3 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. 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 us for more detailed advice.

Use Osmocote 5 for container nursery stock, perennials, and various pot plant types.
Mix the product into the growing medium for optimum granule distribution.
You can apply Osmocote 5 using dibbling methods. (Note: The 3-4M longevity is not recommended for plant hole dibbling, only for mixing).
Contact ICL if you want to add additional trace element mixes on top of a full rate Osmocote 5.
You can combine Osmocote 5 with Peters and Universol water-soluble fertilizers in your fertilizer plan.
The longevity of Osmocote 5 is determined at 21ºC. At lower average soil temperatures, the product will work longer at higher average soil temperatures shorter. Indicational: 16ºC: 5-7M, 21ºC: 5-6M, 26ºC: 4-5M.
Partly used bags must be closed/sealed properly.
Store under dry and cool conditions. 

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