What is the best way to add iron to your potted plants?

by Uwd22949974
  4 answers
  • BillieandRob Linhart BillieandRob Linhart on Jun 21, 2017

    Apply chelated iron to obviously deficient plants (following manufacturers application directions) as a foliar spray or directly to soil near the plant's drip line. Chelated iron is a particularly soluble form of iron that is almost immediately absorbed by plant tissue, so treated plants should rapidly show signs of improvement. This will improve severe cases but is a temporary fix.

    Over-watered, stagnant or poorly compacted soil can inhibit root aeration. Plants will be unable to properly take in iron. Add bone meal, blood meal or iron sulfate if soil tests indicate your soil is still low in iron, but soil pH should be 5.0 - 6.5

  • Dfm Dfm on Jun 21, 2017

    iron nails in a jar of water until the water turns orange. then water plants. or just put an iron nail in the planter

  • KattywhampusLOL KattywhampusLOL on Jun 21, 2017

    Wow, I had no idea plants needed to have iron until I saw your question and did some checking! Thankyou for your question because it helped to educate me too (that's the best part of this job! I love helping folks and I love to learn new things). So, after doiong some checking around, I found 2 websites that might be of help to you:




    Good Luck. I hope your plants get healthier for you :) and thanks for asking Hometalk for some answers. It was my pleasure to do what I could for you.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 21, 2017

    What plants are you referring to,not all need the same requirements?