The Osmocote® Advantage

Osmocote® Works With Nature

Osmocote® uses a proprietary biodegradable resin-coating to encapsulate a nutritional prill. We call the coated prill a granule. Each homogeneous prill contains a thoughtfully blended mix of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium, the fundamentals of all living things. The resin-coating is made from linseed oil and is unique because the nutrition passes from the prill through the coating by the natural process of osmosis. When a plant takes-up nutrition from the soil, Osmocote® meters-out replacements. Plant feeding, and the release of nutrients from the Osmocote® granules, are both triggered by soil temperature. Feeding and replenishment are in natural harmony.

Osmocote® is Tested, and Tested Again

Osmocote® has decades of rigorous field testing to confirm product effectiveness. Its scientists prove and reprove its value with hundreds of plant species in a variety of climates and soil conditions around the world.

Osmocote® Respects Mother Nature

Soil temperature correlates to plant growth. When temperatures cool, minimal plant growth corresponds to minimal Osmocote® release. As temperatures warm, the plant growth increases, as does the Osmocote® release. This process allows the plant to utilize the majority of the nutrients, leaving little, if any, waste.

Osmocote® can be purchased at these major retailers and fine independent garden retailers
Osmocote® was originally developed for professional growers. It has been the industry standard for 5 decades.

The Osmocote® available at your favorite garden center is exactly the same as that used by nurseries and produce farmers.

Each granule is a nearly perfect sphere that ensures nutrition is released evenly in all directions.

Osmocote® Plant Food’s safety margin reduces the risk of “burn” even if over-applied by 3x the recommended use.

Osmocote® releases nutrition via the process of osmosis, and that, together with it’s special coating, is how it got its name!

Unreleased nutrients remain encapsulated during heavy rain and/or over watering. That minimizes excess fertilizer runoff in rivers and streams.