Botanicare – Cal-Mag Plus
- Botanicare – a firm favourite among commercial growers in the USA
- Essential for those growing in soft water areas or in coco
- Strengthens cell walls for all-around stronger plants
- Can be applied as a foliar or administered via the substrate
- Also contains trace minerals, vitamins, amino acids and plant extracts
- Provides key nutrients needed for the process of photosynthesis
- Helps with the transportation of other nutrients
- Delivers great results in any medium or system
Cal-Mag® Plus is specialized calcium, magnesium & iron, plant supplement designed to compensate for deficiencies in some commercial and hydroponic nutrient programs. Cal-Mag Plus also compensates for the natural calcium draw of coco coir fibre.
Cal-Mag® Plus provides a precise balance and optimal ratios of the calcium, magnesium, and iron that are critical throughout all stages of growth, especially in heavily fruiting plants and fast blooming annuals. Cal-Mag Plus is fortified with a proprietary blend of select trace minerals to help maximize yields in fruiting and flowering plant varieties, prevent blossom end rot in tomatoes and peppers, and reduce tip burn in lettuce. When used in combination with nutrient solutions Cal-Mag Plus functions as a catalyst to increase the uptake of essential minerals.
For hydroponics, soil and container gardens:
Use with any crop (tomatoes, lettuce, peppers, fruit and flower-bearing plants). Use with Botanicare Nutrients or preferred nutrient programs. Always use to supplement reverse osmosis water or when growing in coco coir.
Use with every watering as needed. Mix well and adjust pH accordingly.
Shake well before each use.
Add 1 tsp (5ml) per gallon of water, Mix well and adjust pH to 6.2-7.0 before application.
Can be used as a foliar spray to further enhance growth. 10-15 ml per gallon.
Conversions: 1 Teaspoon = 5mL | 1 Tablespoon = 15 mL | 1 Ounce = 30mL | 1 Cup = 240 mL
Video: Botanicare Cal-Mag Plus
Calcium & magnesium supplements are vital for those growing in soft-water areas, because soft-water is lacking in these secondary macronutrients. It’s also an important addition for growers using coco, because coco releases extra potassium as it degrades, which can cause calcium to become less available to plants. Supplementing with Cal-Mag ensures that your plants get everything they need.
Calcium assists with nutrient transportation, which helps plants to use the other nutrients that you give to them more effectively. It also has an impact that’s quite similar to silicon because it helps to strengthen up cell walls. Magnesium is vital to the process of photosynthesis, forming a key component of chlorophyll, the green pigment that’s responsible for capturing light energy. This energy is then used to create sugars using CO2 from the surrounding air. Low magnesium levels reduce the rates that plants can photosynthesise at, so it pays to get it right!
Unlike many other calcium & magnesium supplements, Cal-Mag Pro also contains a wide array of additional minerals that assist with plant growth, including iron, boron, zinc, manganese, molybdenum, copper, cobalt and iodine. Liebig’s ‘law of the minimum’ states that your plants will always be held back by the nutrient that your plants have the least of in relation to their needs. This is still true for micronutrients that plants need in tiny quantities. Covering your bases with a wide array of trace minerals helps to ensure that you get the very best performance from your plants. Cal-Mag Pro goes even further by including an array of vitamins, amino acids and plant extracts, which make it one of the most comprehensive supplements on the market.
“I have used this calmag for years, mainly for occasional mag deficiency. If your stems are purple during veg, leaf tips are curling down, brown spots and yellowing on lower leaves, you need this. Start with a thorough flush, then add this to your regular feeding.”
“Peppers need more calcium than many other plants, and this product does the trick. Forget about things like trying to use milk and other do-it-yourself tricks. Plants can only absorb calcium in certain chemical presentations, milk not being one of those. Nice product.”
“I have had problems using an other brands Cal/Mag. Almost using 3x’s what was recommended for my set up. I started using Botanicare with much better results. I still use a little (a little!!) more than called for. But I noticed it took very fast. Plants are loving this. I will definitely be using this from now on.“
As plant cultivation experts, Botanicare is dedicated to providing superior products, expert advice and support to help growers produce better crops.
What started as an experimental plant nutrient, Pure Blend (now Pure Blend Tea), brewed in the back room of an Arizona retail gardening store has evolved into Botanicare, a market leader in hydroponic products. After 20 years of innovation, foresight and unconventional thought we have seen the industry and our company blossom. We are committed to finding new ways to encourage growers to do what they do best – grow.
BOTANICARE HISTORY – 20 YEARS AND STILL GROWING.
Treg Bradley is passionate about plant cultivation. In 1992, his hobby bloomed into a career when he opened a store in Tempe, Arizona called “Sea of Green”, which catered to Hydrogardening enthusiasts and provided everything from hydroponics equipment to organic nutrient solutions.
AN EXPERIMENTAL PLANT NUTRIENT.
Treg’s expanding nutrient knowledge and sheer desire to provide customers with the best products on the market were driving factors in creating what would eventually become Botanicare. As part of an experimental new approach to address the needs of local growers, he developed a unique organic plant supplement that he called Pure Blend. He literally brewed it in the back room of his store and gave Pure Blend to several of his favourite customers, asking them to give it a try. His customers were encouraged to return to the store with empty bottles to get refills – and they did in droves. After rave reviews, he bottled it with the name Pure Blend Original and began to sell it.
As demand for Pure Blend grew retailers began to contact Treg to see if they could order Pure Blend for their stores. Encouraged by the success of Pure Blend, he developed an additional product line called Pure Blend Pro.
By 1996 Sea of Green opened two additional stores in Arizona and the success of the Pure Blend line inspired Bradley to focus his efforts solely on developing new products. He sold the Sea of Green stores and incorporated American Agritech in Tempe, Arizona and launched its primary product line: Botanicare.
With a 20-year history as a leader in the Hydroponic industry, Botanicare offers a comprehensive range of hydroponic products bringing the freedom and flexibility of growing-your-own to consumers around the world.
Based in Chandler, Arizona Botanicare manufactures innovative, products including Pure Blend Tea, KIND, Pure Blend Pro, CNS17, Liquid Karma, Sweet, CAL-MAG, Clearex, Ready Gro, Cocogro, and a complete line of trays, reservoirs and accessories.