5 Best way to fertilize your succulents

People often think don’t need fertilizer for succulents. Just like most plants though, succulents will benefit from regular fertilizing. But it is ture??

As with all plants, succulents need nutrients to help them grow healthy and beautiful. Surprisingly though not many people think succulents need fertilizer!

5 Best way to fertilize your succulents
5 Best way to fertilize your succulents

burnings fertilize
burnings fertilize

Actually Burnings has a wide range of liquid fertilizer to choose from.

Finding the right kind of fertilizer can take a bit of trial and error - learning how much to use, and how often, depends on

  • the type of succulent

  • how big it is

  • and how much soil is in the pot

Here are 5 best way to fertilize your succulents

1 Using the professional succulent soil.

Succulents do best with soil that is normally considered poor for other houseplants. Good succulent soil allows for easy root growth by allowing for fast air and water exchange. Succulent soil mix is usually rich in inorganic elements, and some organic matter. Most succulent mixes contain about 25-50% organic matter, combined with inorganic materials.

minigarden succulent soil (include 3 different soils for different age of succulents)

3 different soils
3 different succulent soils

  • Rich in a variety of minerals and trace elements, improve soil effectively, promote growth.

  • Imported Danish Peat Soil Fertilizer riches in fertilizer, together with A2 Succulent Slow Release Fertilizer to provide adequate nourishment for Succulents in the long-term.

  • Good Drainage and avoid overwatering. Prevent roots rotted from a fungus.

  • Prevent succulents from pests, such as Mealybug, coccid, etc.

  • Great for succulent repot to develop root system health rapidly.

  • Purify the water.

  • Making succulents easier to have gorgeous colour and shape.

2 Using the A2 Succulent Slow Release Fertilizer

A2 Succulent Slow Release Fertilizer
A2 Succulent Slow Release Fertilizer

A balanced blend of fertilizer has roughly equal proportions of nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus. These are advertised as having the ideal N-P-K ratio for succulents and cacti. They often contain a lower nitrogen ratio such as 2-7-7 N-P-K or 1-7-6 N-P-K ratio.

contain N:P:K=9-14-9, and also contain MgO and Fe.

Usage: Mix 2-3g in every 1L Succulent soil. For 5-6 months.

Put 5-10 fertilizer directly in the pot can last for 5-6 months.

Suitable for Orchid, Succulent, etc.

3 Humic Acid Fertilizer

This Humic Acid Fertilizer can be easily found from TradeMe.

100% Organic. Age-Old Humic (3%) helps unlock soil nutrients such as phosphorus and potash and improves the uptake and availability of micronutrients as well. Drench applications are used to release nutrients that are in the soil but not readily available to the plant. It is also used to reclaim soils damaged by chemicals. Advantages: Increases the uptake and availability of nutrients Provides a friendly environment for soil microbes Improves seed germination & root development Acts as a buffering agent for soils Reduces the phytotoxic effects of harsh fertilizers & chemicals

4 liquid fertilizer

For an easy way to fertilize, we suggest using Burnet's Succulent & Cacti Liquid Food 250ml

We didn’t use it before, but my friend said it a good fertilizer for succulents.

liquid fertilizer
liquid fertilizer

Complete food for plants. Vital mineral and trace elements in it promote the growth and health of your tender plants.

Features and benefits


Promotes health and vigor in succulents.

Use when plants are actively growing.

5 Cheap but useful – Egg crust

Egg crust
Egg crust

Egg crust contains a lot of nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizer. This is the most cost-effective way to fertilize succulents, and you can just crush the remaining egg crust into the soil every 3 months.

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