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ma4640 added on January 22, 2018 | Answered

How to use epsom salt with house plants? what is the benefit of using this ?

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Answered on January 23, 2018

Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate. This is a common way to provide extra sulfur the the plant. Magnesium isn't very effective unless it is paired with calcium.

There is no harm in using this, but I prefer using dolomitic lime, and iron sulfate to achieve the same results. This mixture can be taken up faster, and condition the soil at the same time.

Here is an article for more information on epsom salt: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/epsom-salt-gardening.htm

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