Silicate - Natural Silicate Powder from Terra Aquatica
Silicate is an essential element for plants, especially when grown in water as a growing medium. The new pH-neutral silicate is composed of ancient deposits of biologically decomposed organic material and additionally silica-rich clay.
Silicate provides a natural form of silicates that penetrate the plant and form a protective shield against diseases and insect attacks. The natural colloids present in silicate enhance cation exchange capacity in nutrient solutions, thus improving nutrient availability for your plants. Silicate contributes to stabilizing the pH and EC value in the nutrient solution, reducing growth stress.
Furthermore, silicate protects against heavy metal toxicity. And lastly, silicate contains more than 60 minerals that contribute to the healthy growth of your plants.
Our new silicate comes from ancient deposits and is similar to our previous formulation but offers some additional benefits:
- It is richer in silicates
- The particle size is finer, allowing for better solubility of silicates
- More carbonates are included for better pH stability
- It provides calcium to the plant.
Application of Silicate
- Spread 1 teaspoon of silicate around each plant (about 4 g)
- In a nutrient solution: 4 g/10 L
- Directly on the leaves: 10 to 50 g/m² or 4 g/10 L of water as a foliar spray
IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING SILICATE AND BENEFICIAL MICROORGANISMS
Silicate works synergistically with our products. However, we recommend applying it only to the leaf area or around the plant collar while simultaneously using beneficial microorganisms (TrikoLogic or TrikoLogic S) to avoid slowing down the development of beneficial colonies in the substrate.
In outdoor cultivation, on the other hand, silicate stimulates the growth of beneficial microorganisms and helps create healthy plants in a natural environment.