Note: Walk-in samples are accepted at our Somerton lab on Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 AM to 3 PM. Postal and courier samples are received throughout the week.


Optimise plant vitality with plant tissue testing.

Conducting precise plant tissue testing, also known as plant tissue analysis or leaf testing, provides invaluable insights into nutrient status and availability. This analysis considers factors like temperature, humidity, and soil moisture that influence nutrient uptake.

Plant analysis reveals both plant health and soil nutrient availability. Nutrient concentrations vary over time and among plant parts. Primarily, this examination pinpoints nutrient deficiencies or excesses, aiding plant optimisation.

Purpose and Benefits of Plant Tissue Tests:

  • Pinpoint nutrient deficiencies, imbalances, or toxicities.
  • Fine-tune crop fertility strategies through monitoring and adjustments.
  • Gauge fertilisation effectiveness for tailored nutrient plans.
  • Validate visually observed nutrient deficits.
  • Uncover concealed nutrients that are hard to identify visually.
  • Contrast nutrient disparities between healthy and irregular field segments.

Elevate your plant’s well-being with our plant tissue and leaf test services in Melbourne, Victoria. Secure your leaf test by reaching us at +61 (3) 9115 8105 or

Plant Tissue Test Services and Cost

Explore what a comprehensive plant tissue test involves.

Please note: A sample preparation fee between $5 and $15 may apply depending on the nature of the test and sample.

Plant Tissue Testing FAQ

What is plant tissue testing?

Plant tissue testing, also known as plant analysis or foliar analysis, is a method used to evaluate the nutritional status of plants by examining the chemical composition of their tissues, such as leaves, stems, and roots.

How much does a plant tissue test cost?

We offer highly competitive pricing for plant tissue testing services, starting at $93 (excl. GST). To get an accurate cost estimate for your specific testing needs, please contact us directly.

What is the procedure for sending my sample for testing?

You have two convenient options for sending your plant leaf samples to us. You can securely courier your sample to our facility at Unit 8/144 Hume Hwy, Somerton, Victoria, 3062. Alternatively, if you prefer dropping off your sample in person, we accept walk-in samples at the same address every Tuesday and Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m..

How do I start the plant tissue testing process?

To start the plant tissue testing process, reach out to us with a description of the testing service you require. Following your enquiry, we will get back to you with a quotation. Once you are happy with our pricing, please courier your plant leaf to our address or drop it off. Our expert team will conduct the necessary tests and provide you with detailed results.

How soon can I expect to receive my test results?

Our commitment to prompt service means that we typically process and deliver results within 5-7 working days (Monday to Friday). In the event that a retest is necessary, please allow an additional 2 days for result processing. Your satisfaction and accurate data are our top priorities.

alec lucke
alec lucke
We have found the tests to be thorough and informative and are implementing the recommendations for the trace mineral sprays. We will be using the recommendations elsehwere in our garden as well, for plants with similar ph requirements. We are hopeful - time will tell. Many thanks. Alec
John Smith
John Smith
Gennadi Rosin
Gennadi Rosin
Professional service and friendly staff
Trent N
Trent N
I had my soil testing done from Test Needs. I am impressed with their service and the suggestions that were given to improve the soil quality.

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