- Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:08 pm
It kinda depends on the size of the plant, but Maxsea isn't necessary at all as long as the plants are getting decent enough light.
That being said, for seedlings, I usually don't do anything as they're so small even a little bit of Maxsea in a 1/4 tsp per gallon solution can be too strong and burn them out. For bigger plantlets, a light foliar spray works well. For juvenile to adult plants, I use a small syringe and put a single drop on a few paddles per plant.
Time of year can also play a factor. Winter time, shorter photoperiod and sunlight filtered through a window, is when I do it just to give them a little extra through the lean months. Maybe a couple light applications in the Spring as well for my temperate dews as they are waking up.
If you have fish food, use it, but just enough to feed a paddle or two as a lot of fish food has copper and other trace metals, as well as added sodium, that can be harmful to carnivorous plants, and vegetative ingredients that are useless to carnivorous plants.
Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is that I make bad decisions.