Plant Silicon explained

Silicon is one of many additives available on the market that will improve the plant or the environment itself. Today we are looking at three Brands of Plant Silicon, Nutrition Management and Anti-Stress Plant Enhancer products that all bring great benefits to your plants.

So what does Plant Silicon actually do?

Plant Silicon will promote faster growth in your plant as it improves cell development by speeding up cell wall production. Once the plant has accessed all it requires - this process leaps in to overdrive resulting in faster plant growth. The higher yields - silicon growers achieve is due to the dark leaves that the Silicon creates which assists in photosynthesis the heart beat of the plant, your plant is stronger so can hold and produce more flowers.

More Plant Silicon benefits!

So what more could plant silicon do for your plants:

Increase the amount of available nitrogen and balance the uptake of zinc and other nutrients. (Nitrogen is one of the most vital nutrients a plant requires and critical in vegetative stages.)

Provide protection against metal intoxicates such as aluminium, iron and manganese, stopping them from becoming abundant. (When a concentration of these elements gets to high - it will stress the plant - causing lower yields and quality - not what your after! )

Make your plants basic cellular structure stronger - giving you thicker ans stronger branches and stems that can hold weight. (Your plant will darker green leaves add good air circulation and you growing a very healthy plant.)

Reduce the threats of pests and disease, and is also a great antifungal (protecting your plant from mildew). Your plants outer skin will be much tougher. (Making it more tolerate to pathogens or insects that may try to penetrate it.)

Lets look at our recommended silicon nutrition management and anti-stress plant enhancers - that Customers come back for time and time again - as always its going to be down to your personal budget and preference on which product you choose:

1. Aptus Regulator

From the experts Aptus Plant Tech is the first class professional and quick working - Aptus Regulator- bringing all the above benefits plus:

  • improving the uptake of nutrients
  • increasing the dry material ratio
  • crop with temps reaching 40 degrees Celsius will remain green
  • transpiration will be reduced by up to 30%
  • regulate plant water management capacities
  • strengthens plant protecting it during periods of stress
  • protects against heat stress
  • make your plants more compact with shorter internodes distance

For use in COCO, Hydroponics and Soil systems starting at £27.50 available in 100ml, 250ml, 500ml, 1 Litre and 5 Litre sizes - but will last a long time as mixing dosage for the high concentration Regulator is only 1.5ml to 10L of Water making it very cost effective.

2. Solar Green Power

Buddhas Tree's Solar Green Power - does exactly what it says it is - and will increase your plants strength/power, whilst providing additional heat stress protection. For use in COCO, Hydroponics, Soil - Buddhas Tree Solar Green is available in 250ml, 500ml, 1 Litre from £15.95. Solar Green Power has a mixing dosage is 5ml to 10L of Water per dose.

3. Plant Magic Plus Hydro and Bio Silicon

Plant Magic Plus products cater for all growing systems and have developed the Plant Magic Plus Hydro Silicon which will bring excellent benefits to plants grown in hydroponic systems - including strengthening plant limbs, providing protection against drought , heat, cold and intense light. Starting at Plant Magic Plus Hydro Silicon starts at £10.99, and is used only up to week 7 of flowering phase - mixed at the rate of 0.5ml - 1.0ml per litre of water. Available in 500ml and 1 Litre bottle sizes.

Plant Magic Plus Bio Silicon is perfect for COCO, Soil and Soil (Organic) growers using a special blend of potassium, silicon and bio-stimulants - and can also be used as a Foliar Spray mixed 1ml per Litre - or as a drench using 0.5 – 1 ml per Litre. Starting at £5.30 available in 125ml, 250ml and 1 Litre sizes both Silicon versions - produce results - for less initial outlay - but it the best investment you can make!

At HydroHobby we have an extensive range of Plant Additives include products from - Shogun Silicon and Growth Technology's - Liquid Silicon all our additives are first class from reputable suppliers and priced to suit all budgets.

Keep posted as next week we look at the powers and benefits of the GreenMan Growing Systems.....