Q.Can you use tea bags for houseplant fertilizer?
I’m looking for cheaper ways to help my houseplants out. Have lots of houseplants (succulents too) and looking for the most inexpensive ways to keep them beautiful and healthy! Simply don’t have lots of money to spend on fertilizer! Also want to use organic, no chemicals.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
You can use tea leaves, no harm and may be beneficial, but certainly not complete plant nutrition.
Make sure your houseplants need fertilizer. Some do not. Look up in our database all your different plants and see. Our articles usually will say if and how much fertilizer is needed. Slow release fertilizers go a long way. Plus, many houseplants don't need fertilizer in winter or very little.
There is no substitute for a complete mineralized organic fertilizer.