Amaryllis Plants

Reusing Sap for Plant Food


manstooth added on May 28, 2015 | Answered

Can I use sap (amaryllis) mixed with rainwater and reuse as a plant food? Getting ready to cut back amaryllis after flowering and there's a lot of sap in the stems - pity to waste.


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shelley
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 28, 2015

I would advise against doing this as sugar water (sap is predominately sugar) can also attract other organisms and bacteria. In addition, every plant already produces the sugars it requires through photosynthesis. That fine balance could be disrupted by giving the plant more than it needs, which could be harmful to the plant.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on May 28, 2015

You could certainly try this as a natural fertilizer.
Here is a link with some more information.

http://www.ag-usa.net/g_Chemical_Fertilizer_vs_Organic_Fertilizer.htm

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