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Essentials PLUS - SILICON

Essentials PLUS - SILICON

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Essentials PLUS SILICON is a highly concentrated and easily soluble additive which provides potassium silicate, in the best form of silicon for plants to uptake. Highly beneficial to plants, silicon strengthens plant cell walls to produce stronger, bigger plants with thicker roots. Strong cell walls give better resistance to drought stress and help protect plants against attack by insects and pathogens. Silicon also boosts CO2 absorption, chlorophyll production and photosynthesis, resulting in bigger yields and heavier fruits. Suitable for use in all growing systems and media, alongside main nutrients, throughout the plant life cycle. 

Key selling points:  
  • Supports bigger yields and heavier fruits 
  • Designed for easy absorption 
  • Strengthens cell walls and toughens your plants’ structure 
  • Boosts resistance to pests and diseases 
Technical Specifications:   
  • Minimum guaranteed analysis: Soluble silica as SiO₂ - 6% 
  • Usage rate 1ml / L alongside main nutrients 
  • Volume: 1L 
Q: Why should I add Essentials PLUS SILICON to my nutrient solution? 
A: Silicon is used by plants to build cell walls, giving the plant mechanical strength. A plentiful supply allows the plant to grow larger and stronger, making them better able to support a greater weight of flowers and fruit. Stronger cell walls also enhance resistance to drought stress and allow the plants to better protect themselves against pests and diseases. 
Q: If I use Essentials PLUS SILICON, will I need to adjust my nutrient solution? 
A: Yes, Silicon is very alkaline, and most likely you will need to lower the pH of your solution to ensure that it is between 5.8 and 6.5. 
Purchase this with…  
10ml Plastic Long Pipette - 1ml increments  
50ml Plastic Syringe 
 Essentials LAB pH- 1L 
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