Everyone likes to fertilize. Presumably good health and vigorous growth are virtually guaranteed when you fertilize. Here is another surprise: fertilizer is vastly over-rated and guarantees neither health nor growth. The truth is that plants use nutrients in miniscule quantities. Good potting soils have an abundance of nutrients that will last for several years or more without any supplements. Light and proper watering are what will determine the health and growth rate of your plants. So if you want to skip the fertilizer, your plants will not notice. Finally, never use fertilizer as medicine to fix ailing plants. It is not medicine and will only aggravate the problem. Still not convinced? Learn all the specifics of plant nutrients, fertilizers and which brand you should choose by ordering a free copy of Indoor Plant Bulletin No.8.