Best Homemade House Plant Food Recipe

Frugal Tips by Shelly at TwoClassyChicsHow many of you have indoor house plants? For myself personally, I have 15 in total and love having them in my home. Having a nice selection of indoor plants helps to filter the air and at the same time they add beauty to your home.

For those of you who don’t want to purchase or use a store-bought plant food, I’ve got a great homemade recipe to share with you today. I’ve been using this recipe for the past 8 years and have had great results with it. Once or twice a month all of my house plants get watered with it.

Best Homemade House Plant Food Recipe

Best Homemade House Plant Food Recipe

1 Tbsp. Epsom Salts
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. household ammonia
1 gallon of tap water

We place our Epsom Salts into an old grinder and grind them up to make dissolving them in water even faster.

In a one gallon container mix together the Epsom Salts, baking powder, salt, household ammonia with the water. I use a 1 1/2 gallon plastic watering can that I got at the local gardening center. If this ends up being too heavy for you, pour the solution (using a funnel) into a smaller watering can or spray bottle.

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Tips: I buy ALL of the above listed ingredients at my local “dollar-type” of store and they last me for several months before I need to replace them. Grinding up the Epsom Salts in a grinder or blender is not necessary, but I like to do it so that they dissolve quicker. Just my personal preference on that. Finally, you always want to use room temperature tap water!

Storage: Purchase a small plastic storage container with lid (also available at dollar-type’s of stores) and store your supplies inside it. Keep the container stored on a shelf, out of the reach of small children and pets.

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  1. Susan Hartman says:

    I love my plants and have a few dozen around my house. Is this mixture good for succulents and orchids too?

  2. I have many household plants that have been around for years and years. I admit I don’t feed them as often as I should but this is such an easy and inexpensive solution that I will try it and my plants will be happier.

    • I feed mine regularly. I think that’s why they’re so healthy. A lot of mine I can get starters off of them (due to them being healthy) and I often give those starter plants away to family and friends. Having houseplants in our home is important. They help to filter our air.

  3. Cathy Jarolin says:

    Thank You for posting this recipe for indoor plants. I don’t have any indoor plants right now but I do believe I will have several when we make our move to Florida within the next 2 years..I will pin this recipe so when I move I will have it!. Take care hope you are feeling better…:O)~~~

  4. Friederike Graedener says:

    Thank you so much for sharing. I will definitely have to try this. I love my indoor plants and they deserve a treat like this

    • If you pick up the ingredients (supplies) at your dollar-type of store, it’s inexpensive and they will last you for months before you have to replenish them.

  5. Barbara Montag says:

    I like this – easy and I have the ingredients already!
    thank you

  6. Peggy Nunn says:

    Thank you for this. My plants will love it, I am sure.