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By cryostasis
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Joined:  Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:53 am
#379377
Just got a foliar liquid based seaweed fertilizer with some humic acid ingredient on it. Wondering if its good or bad for the plant?

It says Seaweed extract, enzymes, humic acid, 8 macronutrients, 12 micronutrients as the ingredients.

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By murrkywaters
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#379390
It's a byproduct of peat decomposition. Your plants are in it often. It might be good to periodically flush your media if you notice any buildup on your sundews. Otherwise it should be fine.

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By cryostasis
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murrkywaters wrote:It's a byproduct of peat decomposition. Your plants are in it often. It might be good to periodically flush your media if you notice any buildup on your sundews. Otherwise it should be fine.

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Thanks would like to test this out on my plants also some an old post about his sundews with new growth turning brown due to humic build up so I guess I need to flush the media.

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By murrkywaters
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#379557
Carnivorous plants ≠ most houseplants I'd still keep to a schedule when it comes to flushing the media, and use some DI water on a qtip to gently remove any brown buildup that forms on new drosera leaves

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