Foliage Focus is made by Growth Technology, known in the industry as GT. These are the clever chaps behind world-famous Clonex (marketed in NZ by Yates). Lucky for us indoor plant hobbyists, GT has created a specialist range for indoor plants.
Here are some top reasons your plants will be feeling lucky when you choose GT.
Calcium is essential, yet most fertilisers don’t include it. Cracked, split or curling leaves. Slow, stunted or deformed growth. Buds that fall off before plants flower… all common signs of a calcium deficiency.
Unlike many other essential nutrients (which plants can shift from old to new growth when there’s a deficiency), calcium is not a mobile nutrient. If there’s a deficiency when new growth forms, the damage is done. That new growth may never reach its potential, staying small, cracked, split or deformed, or rot and die early.
With Foliage Focus you get everything indoor plants need, ready to feed, one step and done. No guesswork with dolomite or human foods that attract Fungus Gnats and rot. Save your pennies for your plants. No extra products needed. No risk of getting the levels wrong either (too much calcium can turn soil pH toxic). Foliage Focus provides 80ppm calcium once diluted (based on general maintenance 7.5ml/litre dose)
2. No urea or clorides
Common in most fertilisers. Not in GT. Boost growth without harming soil or plant health. Outdoors, excess mineral salts can leach away from precious roots. Indoors? Plants can’t escape. Foliage Focus uses urea-free nitrogen and chloride-free potassium to give plants the critical nutrients they need, while reducing the risk of fertiliser burn.
Most fertilisers list NPK only. Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K). Far from all the nutrients a plant needs, yet enough for them to claim to be ‘complete’. Check the label. GT is different. Not just 3, but all 12 essential nutrients. Nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulphur, iron, manganese, boron, zinc, copper and molybdenum.
Foliage Focus is both complete and balanced, with all 12 essential nutrients in the right ratio for profuse, strong, lush leaf growth for indoor plants where foliage is your focus.
5. pH buffered
Many of our favourite indoor plants come from warm, humid habitats where soil pH is naturally more acidic. Soil pH matters. Too acidic or too alkaline and some nutrients become toxic while others like calcium and phosphorus become unavailable. Foliage Focus is pH buffered to 6 once diluted, slightly acidic, right where tropical-loving indoor plants prefer, and where nutrients become ideally available, helping avoid both deficiencies and toxic levels.
Directions for Use
Every GT order comes with one FREE 5ml pipette (worth $1.20) to make the right dose easy. One 1 litre bottle of Foliage Focus makes up to 200 litres. Here are the detailed directions for use (basics below also).
How much Foliage Focus do you need?
- Choose your dose to match your plant’s needs.
- Mixed jungle: Use the General Maintenance dose of 7.5mls per 1 litre of water.
- Light feeders / slow growers: Dilute 5mls (1 teaspoon) per 1 litre water.
- Heavy feeders / fast growers: Dilute 10mls (2 teaspoons) per 1 litre water.
What plants is Foliage Focus for?
Formulated for indoor plants where foliage is the feature, including Aroids, such as Monstera, Pothos, Philodendron, Ficus, Epipremnum, Peperomia, Syngonium, Sansevieria, ZZ and Ferns. How often should you feed Foliage Focus?
Little and often. To avoid irreversible deficiencies in immobile nutrients (such as calcium), it’s recommended to fertilise with Foliage Focus every time you water.
Shipping and Delivery FAQ’s
FLAT RATE SHIPPING
Flat rate shipping is $5.90 nationwide (or $9.50 for rural). Order as many products as you like without paying any extra for shipping. The only exceptions are plants and fragile or oversize products (like handmade pottery), which have their own rates.
Add $2 to upgrade to signature required. Well worth it for anything valuable or limited edition that can’t be replaced. Choosing signature required gives both of us the ability to claim if anything goes wrong with the courier.
IN STOCK, READY TO SHIP
Stock levels are live. Everything showing in stock online, is in stock right here, right now, in Auckland NZ, ready to ship. No drop shipping from other countries. No delays.
SHIPPING EVERY DAY
Orders ship every week-day, Monday to Friday (except plants which ship Mondays and Tuesdays only). Order before 7pm Sunday through Thursday, and your order will normally be on the courier the next morning. Zoom zoom!
Normal delivery is 1 to 2 working days. Some regions take longer (3 to 4 working days is normally the longest), depending on where you’re based (I’m based in Auckland). Keep in mind Covid outbreaks and extreme weather can cause delays.