Osmocote® PotShots

Osmocote® is a unique kind of plant food. It consists of homogeneous granules finished with a proprietary slow-release coating delivered from soybean oil. This coating ensures that the plant’s food supply is carefully administered. Plant food nuggets of nutrition are crafted using a water-based adhesive to bind the granules together. The Osmocote® Potshots™ plant food nuggets deliver a pre-measured blend of essential nutrients that are specially formulated for container grown plants.

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Osmocote® PotShots

NPK Analysis: 15-8-11 + Micronutrients

25ct. Package

Osmocote® PotShots

Guaranteed AnalysisF643
Total Nitrogen(N)15%
  • 8.3% Ammoniacal Nitrogen
  • 6.7% Nitrate Nitrogen
Available Phosphate(P2O5)10%
Soluble Potash(K2O)11%
  • 1.1% Water Soluble Magnesium (Mg)
  • 2.4% Combined Sulfer (S)
  • 0.07% Water Soluble Iron (Fe)
  • 0.07% Chelated Iron (Fe)
  • 0.03% Water Soluble Manganese (Mn)
Derived from: Polymer-coated: Ammonium Nitrate, Ammonium Phosphate, Potassium Sulfate, Calcium Phosphate, Magnesium Sulfate, Sodium Borate, Iron Phosphate, Iron EDTA, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Phosphate, and Sodium Molybdate. †The Nitrogen, Phosphate, Potash, Magnesium, Sulfur, Boron, Iron, Manganese, and Molybdenum sources have been coated to provide 12.75% coated slow-release Nitrogen (N) ,6.8% coated slow-release. Available Phosphate (P205), 9.35%c coated slow-release Soluble Potash (K20), 0.9% coated slow-release Magnesium (Mg), 2% coated Slow-release Sulfur (S), 0.015% coated slow-release Boron (B), 0.29% coated slow-release Iron (Fe), 0.042% coated slow-release Manganese(Mn), 0.011% coated slow-release Molybdenum (Mo). NOTICE: The application of fertilizer material containing molybdenum (Mo) may result in forage crops containing levels of molybdenum(Mo) which are toxic to ruminant animals. NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION:Information regarding the contents and levels of metals in this product is available on the internet at: www.regulatory-info-sc.com. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN GUARANTEED BY: THE SCOTTS COMPANY

How does Osmocote®Plant Food work?

Each granule consists of a homogenous nutrient prill coated with a semi-permeable resin derived from linseed oil.

Moisture in the soil penetrates the coating and dissolves the nutrients in the granule.

Using the natural principle of osmosis, nutrients are released at the same rate the plant’s root system takes-up nutrients.

How to apply Osmocote®PotShots


Know Your Container’s Volume

Do you know your container’s volume in quarts or gallons? If not, just measure its width at the widest point. Then, use the chart in the “suggested application rates” section to determine how many Osmocote® Potshots™ you’ll need.


Easy To Apply

Once you’ve determined how many PotShots™ you’ll need, it’s a breeze to apply. Just position nugget(s) half-way between container’s edge and the plant’s stem. Then push 1-3 inches deep into the soil.


For Best Results

Be sure to follow the watering instructions for your specific plant. After the nutrients are released (approx. 6 months after application), discard the empty shells and reapply.

Suggested Application Rates

Size(Volume) Size(Inches) Nugget(s)
1 Quart 5-6 1
1 Gallon 7-8 1
2 Gallons 8.5 1-2
3 Gallons 10 2
5 Gallons 12 3
7 Gallons 14 4
10 Gallons 16 5-6
15 Gallons 18 6
Size(Volume) Size(Inches) Nugget(s)
1 Quart 5-6 1
1 Gallon 7-8 2
2 Gallons 8.5 2 - 3
3 Gallons 10 4
5 Gallons 12 6
7 Gallons 14 8
10 Gallons 16 10
15 Gallons 18 12

The Osmocote®PotShots Difference

No Stress

2x per year feeding schedule provides Feed 'n Done convenience.

No Guesswork

Pre-measured doses minimize risk of over/under feeding.

Better Growing Conditions

Unique coating means consistent & continuous feeding

Hearty Plants

Plants get what they need, when they need it.

Proven Performance

Backed by the horticulturalists at Osmocote®.

Easy Application

Insert nuggets into the soil with your thumb and fore-finger.