How to Use SuperThrive


SUPERthrive, developed by biochemist, Dr. John A.A. Thomson, and manufactured by The Vitamin Institute, is a vitamin and hormone solution for plants. The manufacturer states on the product’s label that that SUPERthrive is not a fertilizer and should not be used to replace fertilizer but should be applied as an accompaniment to it. One of the hormones used in SUPERthrive requires the product to be registered with the EPA as an insecticide and is prohibited for sale in several states. Use SUPERthrive solutions on the same day it is mixed.

Step 1

Mix 1 oz. of SUPERthrive in 5 gallons of water. Pour the solution into a bucket and soak the bare roots of trees and shrubs. For bare-root roses, use 1 oz. of the product in 20 gallons of water. Soak the plants for three hours before planting.

Step 2

Add 1/4 tsp. of SUPERthrive to the water in the watering can when you irrigate new transplants. Water with the solution for the first month after transplanting.

Step 3

Revive trees and shrubs by flooding them with a solution containing 20 oz. of SUPERthrive in 100 gallons of water.

Things You'll Need

  • Measuring cups
  • Bucket
  • Measuring spoons
  • Watering can


  • One Gallon Label
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