acid-loving


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Adj.1.acid-loving - thriving in a relatively acidic environment (especially of plants requiring a pH well below 7)acid-loving - thriving in a relatively acidic environment (especially of plants requiring a pH well below 7)
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
alkaline-loving - thriving in a relatively alkaline environment; (especially of plants requiring a pH above 7)
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Acid-loving camelias are also great for ericaceous soil.
In the first instance apply food for acid-loving plants and in the second, add horticultural-strength Epsom salts to the soil.
Acid-loving plants such as rhodos and camellias will benefit from an ericaceous feed.
Rainwater is particularly useful for watering acid-loving, ericaceous plants as opposed to tap water which is often slightly alkaline.
Ericaceous compost Acid-loving plants including camellia, azalea, rhododendron and heather are best planted using ericaceous compost.
Feed azaleas, camellias, and rhododendrons with a fertilizer for acid-loving plants.
| Acid-loving plants such as rhodos and camellias will always benefit from an ericaceous feed.
Have they had success with acid-loving plants, such as rhododendrons, azaleas, and blueberry bushes?
Here are some of my favourite acid-loving plants, also known as lime-haters...
Some gardeners routinely spread a bag or two of lime onto their garden every year, figuring that it can't hurt, but a pH that is too high (alkaline) can be just as damaging as one that is too low, especially for acid-loving plants like blueberries and potatoes.
Old coffee grounds make great mulch for acid-loving plants like roses, hydrangeas and evergreens.