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Foliar Spray: A Comprehensive Guide to Enhance Plant Growth

Foliar Spray: A Comprehensive Guide to Enhance Plant Growth


Foliar spray is a technique of fertilizing plants by applying nutrients directly to the leaves. This method is highly effective in providing nutrients to plants as they can absorb them faster through their stomata. In this article, we will provide you with a comprehensive guide on foliar spray and its benefits.

Foliar Spraying Plants
Foliar Spraying Plants

What is Foliar Spray?

Foliar spray is the process of applying fertilizers, pesticides, or other plant nutrients directly to the leaves of plants. It involves spraying a solution on the leaves of plants, which can be absorbed by the stomata and transported throughout the plant. The nutrients applied help plants grow stronger, healthier, and more resistant to diseases and pests.


Foliar spray has many benefits, including:

  1. Faster absorption of nutrients
  2. Better nutrient uptake
  3. Improved plant growth and yield
  4. Increased resistance to pests and diseases
  5. Enhanced plant color and vigor
  6. Reduced risk of nutrient deficiencies

Plant Types that Benefit

Foliar spray is beneficial for various plant types, including chili plants, orchids, bonsai, tomatoes, house plants, cacti and succulents, air plants, and aloe vera. Each of these plants has specific nutrient requirements that foliar spray can fulfill. For instance, chili plants and tomatoes require higher levels of potassium and phosphorus, while orchids need a balanced mix of nutrients. Bonsai trees require a slow-release fertilizer, while cacti and succulents need a low-nitrogen fertilizer. Similarly, air plants and aloe vera benefit from a diluted solution. Our products are designed to cater to the specific nutrient requirements of each plant type, ensuring optimal growth and health. More information can be found here

How to Apply Foliar Spray

Here are the steps to apply foliar spray:

  1. Choose the right time: The best time to apply foliar feed is early morning or late afternoon when the stomata of the plants are open. Avoid spraying during hot and sunny days to prevent damage to the leaves.
  2. Use the right equipment: Use a sprayer with a fine mist nozzle to ensure even application of the solution. Adjust the nozzle to get the right amount of coverage and avoid over-spraying. You can see opur range of pre-mixed sprays here
  3. Apply the solution: Start spraying from the bottom of the plant and move upwards to ensure complete coverage. Avoid spraying the flowers or buds directly to prevent damage. (This does not apply with our cut flower sprays) see here
  4. Repeat the process: Repeat every 7-10 days for best results.


Foliar spray is a highly effective method of fertilizing plants that can provide numerous benefits. By following the steps outlined above, you can ensure that your plants receive the necessary nutrients for optimal growth and health. So, go ahead and give this method a try to see the difference it can make in your garden.