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How to Use SuperThrive

By Bridget Kelly ; Updated September 21, 2017

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.

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.

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.

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


Things You Will Need

  • Measuring cups
  • Bucket
  • Measuring spoons
  • Watering can

About the Author


Based in the American Southwest, Bridget Kelly has been writing about gardening and real estate since 2005. Her articles have appeared at Trulia.com, SFGate.com, GardenGuides.com, RE/MAX.com, MarketLeader.com, RealEstate.com, USAToday.com and in "Chicago Agent" magazine, to name a few. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in creative writing.