Early spring, early growth










See to every one of your early spring potting needs with the controlled-release technology of Osmocote® 5. Help your plants achieve sustained, safe, and efficient nutrition over an 8-9 month longevity period with its 5th generation programmed release fertilizer technology. Optimize the availability and uptake of trace elements with its OTEA-system, guaranteed to provide your plants with the best possible color, growth, and overall health.

  • Features NutriMatch-Release technology for better, more precise nutrient uptake

  • Great consistency, every bag is identical

  • 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) 3.5-4.5 g/l4-4.5 g/l 2-3 g/l
Container nursery stock and perennial crops (uncovered cultures) 4.5-5.5 g/l5.5-6.5 g/l 3-4 g/l
Pot plants4.5-5.5 g/l 5.5-6.5 g/l3-4 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.

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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