Botanicare – Silica Blast
- Botanicare – one of the USA’s favourite nutrient ranges
- Toughens plants up at a cellular level, increasing overall strength and vigour
- Helps plants to support the weight of oversized fruits
- Produces excellent results in any grow system or substrate
- Increases chlorophyll production, speeding up rates of photosynthesis
- Concentrated formula – a little goes a long way???
- Increases plants’ resistance to pests and diseases
- Can be administered via the roots or as a foliar
- Assist with nutrient uptake
Silica Blast helps strengthen plant tissue allowing plants to flourish in adverse environmental conditions such as heat, drought, and frost.
Silica Blast Plant Bio-Mass Yield Enhancer is a beneficial nutrient supplement aimed to strength plant tissue and be used in conjunction with Botanicare nutrients or your preferred standard nutrient program. Silica Blast is ideal for use in a soilless container and hydroponic applications as well as soil applications. The silicate in Silica Blast helps the formation of a sturdy silicate matrix in cell walls. The strengthened cells result in reduced transpiration rates and allow plants to continue photosynthesis under stressed environments.
For use in container gardens or soilless hydroponic applications.
For container gardens use between 2.5-5 ml per gallon of water apply at every watering or every other watering. For Hydroponics mid-size plants 2.5 ml per gallon and for mature plants 5 ml per gallon. Apply to the reservoir every 5-7 days and adjust the pH accordingly.
Conversions: 1 Teaspoon = 5mL | 1 Tablespoon = 15 mL | 1 Ounce = 30mL | 1 Cup = 240 mL
Video: Botanicare Silica Blast
Silica Blast helps plants flourish in extreme environments. Silicate helps strengthen plant tissue to help them thrive in adverse environmental conditions such as heat, drought, and frost.
In any growing environment, there are potential stressors that can affect the growth, health, and stability of plants. Add Silica Blast to your nutrient regimen to prevent issues before they arise.
Silica Blast reinforces and enhances plant tissues leading to bigger harvests, increased fruit quality, and higher resistance to environmental stressors.
Potassium silicate has been used in field crops for years due to its positive effects on plant vigour, photosynthesis, transpiration and hardiness. This readily available form of silicate is absorbed and bound in the plant’s tissues within 24 hours of uptake.
As it is absorbed, the highly available form of silica creates a silicate matrix within the cell walls of your plants. This helps to physically increase cell wall structure while protecting against external stressors.
In extreme environments, it is common for your plants to transpire excessively which can lead to a decrease in metabolic functions and stunted or no growth. Using Silica Blast can help decrease these common problems.
“Silica blast works well for hydrangeas. I have three 1′ tall masja hydrangea plants and they are receiving morning sun/afternoon shade. Towards the afternoon hours the leads start to droop heavily from too much heat. After two applications of 5ml/gal they are no longer dropping or wilting. They area reaching to the sky strong as an ox.”
“I noticed with silicate I was able to bend and train my plants a lot easier without them breaking. before a training cycle, id add this to a spray bottle at 200 ppm and 30 minutes later id go in and bend/train the plants and I never had a break after that”
“I like Botanicare products. They seem to be more refined and blended/stable. Both the silica and cal/mag demonstrate this perfectly. Compare their silica and cal/mag with GH side by side and you will see.“
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.