Fertilizing Bacopa

It is important to fertilize your bacopa regularly to keep it healthy and thriving. Fertilizing will also help ensure that your bacopa flowers all season long. For newly planted bacopa, you’ll want to use a slow-release fertilizer. As the plant becomes established, a 10-10-10 water-soluble fertilizer every few weeks should do the job.

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Best Time To Fertilize Bacopa

Bacopas need regular fertilizing to ensure that they thrive. For new plants, use a slow-release fertilizer that will feed the plant through the summer. For established outdoor landscape plants, plan to fertilize every two to three weeks. Bump that up to every one to two weeks for those grown in containers.

Another good rule of thumb is to add a water-soluble fertilizer every third watering. This helps account for fluctuations in watering throughout the year (e.g., in May you’ll likely be watering less than in August). For outdoor plants, adding more compost to the soil will lessen the amount of fertilizer needed. 

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Best Fertilizer For Bacopa

Feed your bacopa with a bloom-boosting, water-soluble fertilizer from brands like Miracle Gro, Pennington, or GreenView, which all have good reviews. Dilute these formulas to 1/4 of a teaspoon per one gallon of water used. For outdoor landscape bacopa, you can also use an all-purpose garden fertilizer. A slow-release fertilizer is also good for newly planted bacopa.

Bacopa can do well in alkaline, neutral or mildly acidic soil. Some fertilizers can make soil more acidic, especially those that are ammonium based. If you think you have over-fertilized or your soil is too acidic, you can perform a soil test.

Bacopa Fertilizing Tips

  • Bacopa needs frequent fertilization throughout the season.
  • You can lessen the amount of fertilizer needed for outdoor landscape bacopa by amending the soil with more compost. 
  • Use a balanced 10-10-10 water soluble fertilizer for your bacopa and follow container instructions.
  • A good rule of thumb is to fertilize your plant every third watering. 

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Warnings

-Always wear protective gloves and a face mask when handling chemical fertilizers.

-Closely follow all directions and storage guidelines that are on the fertilizer label.

 

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Author Chris Link - Published 12-16-2022