Miracle-Gro Miracid Plant Food - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Lucille from Ethel
    12/06/2015
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    Why was Miracle-Gro Miracid Plant Food discontinued?
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    We are not certain exactly why Miracle-Gro Miracid Plant Food was discontinued, however it appears that Scotts has replaced it with a different product for acid-loving plants that is water-soluble and much safer around turf and other ornamentals. Miracid may cause burn on non-target plants and turfgrass, so you must be very careful applying it. We do carry many other fertilizers for acid-loving plants from Ferti-lome, Dr. Earth, and FoxFarm, among others. You may browse all our Plant Fertilizers here.

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  • Asked by Joyce from Oakfield, Wi
    05/03/2016
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    Can I use Miracle-Gro Miracid Plant Food on Arborvitaes?
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    Miracle-Gro Miracid Plant Food is designed to be used for acid-loving plants such as hydrangeas, azaleas, and rhododendrons; it is not appropriate for evergreens such as arborvitae. You can browse our other water soluble fertilizers here.

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  • Asked by Toni from Durham, Nc
    05/16/2015
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    How much Miracle Grow Miracid do I put in my hose garden feeder? I used to get individual packets.
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    Per the manufacturer, if you are using Miracle-Gro Miracid Plant Food outdoors, you will use 1 tablespoon per gallon of water.
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  • Asked by Mary from Chattanooga, Tn
    03/18/2017
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    Can I spray Miracle Gro Miracide Plant Food on my Canadian Hemlocks that need greening up?
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    We would not recommend using the Miracle-Gro Miracid Plant Food on your evergreens because it is not labeled or designed for use on them and is more targeted to acid loving plants like hydrangeas and azaleas. You would be better off using the Miracle Gro Water Soluble All Purpose Plant Food which is for shrubs, trees, flowers, etc. 

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  • Asked by Stephen from Fort Mill Sc
    03/24/2016
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    I plan on using Miracid on my Junipers, since in the past I've had good results foliar feeding them.Other Suggestions?
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    Miracle-Gro Miracid Plant Food is one of our most popular recommendations for acid loving plants like Junipers. We would recommend to stick with it!

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    8 of 9 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Jean from Corona, California
    09/01/2013
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    Does the amount of iron in either Miracle-Gro Miracid Plant Food help acid loving plants?
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    Miracle-Gro Miracid Plant Food is formulated specifically for acid loving plants and all of the components in the product are there with acid loving plants in mind.
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  • Asked by Warren
    08/13/2014
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    How much Miracle-Gro Miracid Plant Food do you need for 100 gallons of water for a foliage spray?
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    Per the manufacturer, if you are using Miracle-Gro Miracid Plant Food outdoors, you will use 1 tablespoon per gallon of water. For 100 gallons of water, you will use 6.25 cups. If you are using this product for indoor plants, you will use 1/2 teaspoon per gallon of water. For 100 gallons of water, you will be using 1.04 cups. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
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  • Asked by C from Reno Nevada
    06/16/2014
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    Can the Miracle-Gro Miracid Plant Food be used on lawns and evergreens?
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    Miracle-Gro Miracid Plant Food feeds acid loving plants including Rhododendrons, Azaleas, and Hydrangeas only and is not meant to be used on lawns or trees such as evergreens.  We do carry several lawn and plant fertilizers here that would better suit those depending on your needs.
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  • Asked by Tammy from Springbrook Wi
    04/16/2015
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    Is miracid plant food good for rhubarb?
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    Miracle-Gro Miracid Plant Food  is not labeled for Rhubarb. Please contact your Cooperative Extension Office and speak with the Master Gardener for the best recommendation in your area.
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  • Asked by Rod from Fairmont, Mn
    06/26/2017
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    Can Mircale-Gro Miracid Plant Food be used on all flowers?
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    Miracle-Gro Miracid Plant Food is labeled to be used on rhododendrons, azaleas, hydrangeas, camellias, gardenias, hibiscus, orchids and other acid-loving plants.  It may cause on non-target plants and turfgrass, so apply with caution.

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  • Asked by Al from Chalfont, Pa
    05/08/2014
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    Is Miracid dangerous if it comes in contact with skin or hands?
    I poured dissolved Miracid on my hands by mistake
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    There should be no harmful side effects as the Miracle-Gro Miracid Plant Food is absorbed by plants but you can check with the manufacturer to be sure.  Take care to follow the instructions on the label and only use on plants it designates is safe for use. If it touches your skin, wash your skin with soap and hot water to remove it. Any side effect to a human would vary on the human and their sensitivity to the product.  Scotts can be reached at 1-888-270-3714.
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  • Asked by D from Holder, Fl
    02/07/2018
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    Can Miracle-Gro Miracid Plant Food be used on roses in a greenhouse?
    I grow roses in a greenhouse and I would like to avoid the use of acid injection in the water. I wanted to know if this would counter act a ph of 7.7 and an alkalinity of 132?
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    Miracle-Gro Miracid Plant Food should be applied to acid loving plants such as Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Hydrangeas. We do have other Rose & Flower fertilizers that might better suit your needs depending on the nutrients needed.

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  • Asked by Dennis from Geneva, Il
    04/03/2019
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    Can Miracle-Gro Miracid Plant Food be used on boxwoods?
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    Miracle-Gro Miracid Plant Food is for acid loving plants.  Boxwoods are not acid loving plants, so it should not be used on them.

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  • Asked by Kirsty
    08/02/2018
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    How often do I use Miracle-Gro Miracid Plant Food?
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    Miracle-Gro Miracid Plant Food is applied to actively growing plants every 7-14 days during the growing season. 

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  • Asked by Robert from Brooklyn, Ny
    04/23/2018
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    How can I distinguish Miracle-Gro Miracid Plant Food?
    My product was transferred to an unlabeled jar.
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    The Miracle-Gro Miracid Plant Food SDS  states it is Color-Pantone Blue, has an odor like a fertilizer and refers to its physical state as crystals or granules.  

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  • Asked by Margie from Altamont, Ny
    06/01/2019
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    Is Miracle-Gro Miracid Plant Food safe for lilac bushes?
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    Since Lilacs can do well in slightly acid soils, you could use Miracle-Gro Miracid Plant Food for them as long as the nutrients match what the plants need.

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  • Asked by Dionne from Mt St-hilaire Quebec
    02/14/2019
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    Is Miracle-Gro Miracid Plant Food good for palms?
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    Miracle-Gro Miracid Plant Food is designed for acid-loving plants like hydrangeas and azaleas, rather than tropical plants like palms. There are several palm and tropical plant fertilizers that would be great for this application, such as BGI Palm Gain or Espoma Palm-Tone.

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  • Asked by Rhea from Winnipeg Manitoba
    05/25/2019
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    Can I use Evergreen and Miracle-Gro Acid Loving Plant Food 28-10-10 on foxglove and lavender?
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    We would not recommend using Miracle-Gro Miracid Plant Food on either lavender or on foxglove. Lavender prefers nutrient poor soils, and too much fertilizer can prevent blooming. Foxgloves also can suffer from over-fertilization. You can use a balanced plant food for them such as Fertilome All Purpose Water Soluble Plant Food.

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  • Asked by Robert from New Hartford
    08/27/2018
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    Is Miracle-Gro Miracid Plant Food a good tomato plant food and soil pH conditioner?
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    Miracle-Gro Miracid Plant Food is not labeled for use on edibles.  Please see our products that are labeled to be used on edibles. Miracle-Gro has a Tomato Food here.

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  • Asked by Pat from Oconomowoc Wi
    10/12/2018
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    Can I use Miracle-Gro Miracid Plant Food to fertilize my blue spruce?
    Does it have to be mixed in water?
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    Yes, according to the manufacturer, Miracle-Gro Miracid Plant Food can be used on blue spruce. This product does need to be mixed with water. Please look over the product label for complete application instructions. 

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