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THC SILICA

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THC SILICA:
TOTAL HORTICULTURAL CONCENTRATE SILICA IS TOTALLY SOLUBE FORM OF LIQUID POTASSIUM SILICATE.
SILICA IS AN IMPORTANT ELEMENT THAT HAS MANY BENEITS INCLUDING STRENGTHENING CELL WALLS. 

SILICA BUILDS STRONGER AND MORE VIGOROUS PLANT STEMS. SILICA REDUCES THE NEGATIVE EFFECT OF EXCESS ALUMINIUM, SODIUM AND MANGANESE. 

SILICA IMPROVES PLANT GROWTH, LIFTING YIELD AND QUALITY. SILICA PRODUCES AN ARMOUR LIKE RESILIENT LAYER IN THE OUTER CELL WALL RESULTING IN LESS FUNGAL COLONISATION SITES, DECREASED PLANT PALATABILITY AND REDUCED LODGING.
BENEFITS OF SILICA:
SILICA IMPROVES PHOTOSYNTHESIS / BUILDS STRONGER STEMS / RAISES BRIX LEVELS / PRODUCES ARMOR LIKE RESILIENT LAYER / IMPROVES PLANT GROWTH / STRENGTHENS PLANT CELL WALLS / MPROVES QUALITY / LIFTS YIELD / REDUCES LODGING / DECREASS PLANT PALATABILITY / REDUCES FUNGAL COLONISATION SITES

Why Your Plants Need More Silica
Even though it isn’t classified as an essential plant nutrient, silica is an important player in the growroom. In fact, you could say silica is the jack of all trades in the plant kingdom.
Silica plays an important role in just about everything.
It is one of the main components of the Earth’s crust
It makes up the sandy beaches that border the oceans of the planet
It lies in the veins of quartz crystal that course through granite boulders
It is used to make the glass products that we use in our everyday lives on a regular basis
Silica, often renowned for its rigid properties, is also an important component of the plant kingdom, a jack of all trades in the horticulture hemisphere.

What is Silica?
Silica is the common term for the compound silicon dioxide. It is formed when silicon comes into contact with oxygen.
Silica is abundant in many soils and is a major component of plant tissue, sometimes in even higher concentrations than nitrogen and potassium – two out of the three primary
macronutrients.
Although vital to plant health, silica is not classified as one of the essential nutrients for plants in general, which can lead some growers to believe it is not necessary to add to a normal feeding regimen.

What Benefits Does Silica Provide for Plants?
The list of benefits that silica provides to plant health is lengthy. Any grower who is serious about growing strong beastly plants should consider adding silica to their normal fertilization schedule. Some of the most important benefits
are:

Stronger cell walls
Silica can be compared to the likes of a liquid bamboo, virtually fortifying cells from the inside out. Cells are the building blocks of the plant's framework.
Strengthening the cell walls helps the plant build strong hearty branches and
stems that are reinforced enough to support the weight of the fruit that the plant will eventually produce.
Stronger cells mean bigger stems
Thicker cell walls resulting from silica use create bigger stalks and stems that can uptake and transport more water, nutrients, and plant secretions throughout the plant body,
facilitating faster growth rates and bigger plants.

Increased resistance to environmental stress
Since plants lack the immune system that animals rely on to stay healthy, silica helps perform many of the same functions and can be thought of as a super vitamin and an
immune support for plants. It contributes to areas such
as:
Climate: The addition of silica helps plants withstand extreme temperatures, whether hot or cold. This is especially helpful for outdoor growers that experience hot midday peaks or low temperatures at night.

Drought: Silica forms a protective coating on an intracellular level that decreases the amount
of water loss through transpiration, making plants less likely to suffer as
dramatically during drought conditions. It also enables them to continue
functioning during high-temperature or low-moisture conditions and reduces the
amount of shock they experience in such extreme
cases.

Increased resistance to pathogens
When a plant is fed a soluble form of silica, the plant accumulates the silica around the infected site forming selectively fortified areas that can fend off fungal infections
such as rust, pythium and powdery mildew.
As a resistance measure, the plant uses the silica to build up an additional mineral barrier, essentially lining the cells, making it more difficult for diseases and plant pathogens to make their way inside the plant.

Increased resistance to pests
Silica accumulates in the epidermal cell walls of leaves, making it harder for biting and sucking bugs to damage the plant. Deposits of silicic acid within the cells act as an
additional barrier to sap sucking insects. Foliar feeding is the best way to ensure the silica gets directly absorbed into the leaves where it can be immediately used to combat pests.

Enhanced metabolic functions
Plants grown with the use of soluble silica are shown to have higher concentrations of chlorophyll in their leaf tissue compared to plants grown without it. It also enables them
to make more efficient use of carbon dioxide (CO2), resulting in lush healthy green foliage with excellent leaf structure and reduced amount of leaf wilt.

When Should Silica be used in the Garden?
Studies show that silica should be used throughout the entire life cycle of the plant, from the seedling or clone stage up until harvest. In order to produce optimal results,
silica needs to be continually made available to the plant via the nutrient solution.
Once a plant has absorbed the available silica into its cellular structure, it can no longer be redistributed to other parts of the plant.
Plants grown in soil are more likely to uptake trace amounts of silica that may be present in the soil, whereas plants grown hydroponically have no direct source of silica
unless it is added as a supplement to the nutrient regimen.
Plants grown hydroponically without silica will most likely be sub par compared to those grown with it.
Cuttings and seedlings that have been fed silica tend to show less shock during root formation and transplanting. Introducing silica early on in the plant’s life is also said to reduce the chances of leaf curl.
Cut flowers also benefit from silica, as it has been known to extend flower shelf life. Have you ever added a powder sachet into the vase of water when you buy a bouquet of
flowers? That is a nutrient mixture combined with silica!

How Should Silica be Applied to Plants?
It’s a good idea to follow the dosage rates of the particular product being used, but as a good rule of thumb, when plants are very young, introduce silica at reduced rate of the general feeding rate and gradually increase the application as the plants grow in size and enter the bloom phase.

THC Silica is one of the strongest liquid silica on the market, organic, of the purest quality, filtered, tested and batched for consistency to guarantee a Q1 product.
For full dosing rates refer to product information sheet and schedule on product label.

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