FAQ

WHAT IS MONO-SILICIC ACID?

Silicon is the second most abundant element on earth. Recent research has proven it to be vital for optimal plant growth, strength, and resistance to plant stress. Orthosilicic acid is the stabilized form that transforms into monosilicic acid when mixed in water. Plants need silicon converted to silicic acid In order to be readily absorbed by the root system. This process will eventually occur on its own with microbial interaction but takes much longer. Orthosilicic acid is the fastest, most effective way to deliver the optimal benefits of silicon to your plants.


WHY USE POWER SI?

Power Si is the original, patented formula of bio-available silica for plants with the added benefit of amino acids. Silicon (in the form of Silicic Acid) strengthens cell walls, increases nutrient uptake, and stimulates immune response. Many other commonly used silicate products are not bioavailable and therefore take longer and need microbial interaction to become available to the plant. Silicic acid is the fastest way to deliver silicon. Silicic acid also has a positive interaction with calcium so you will see increased benefits and calcium usage with Power Si.

 
CAN I USE POWER SI WITH MY CURRENT NUTRIENT REGIMEN?

Power Si is intended for use with any program you are already using. In fact, it optimizes the effects of all other nutrients by acting as a transporter for other elements. Think of it as a vehicle to help pull necessary elements and nutrients up through the root system and into the plant walls. This increases general plant strength, health, and nutrition. It’s very important to remember to add clean H20 before any other nutrient.

WHAT BENEFITS CAN I EXPECT BY ADDING POWER SI TO MY CURRENT REGIMEN?

Power Si provides better resistance to both abiotic stress (environmental: temperature, wind and drought) and biotic stress (living: pests and pathogens). It increases cell structures and the epidermis layer resulting in stronger plants with thicker stems to increase dry weight. Power Si also has the ability to reduce and control the space between internodes caused by temperature stress and bad nutrition. It increases resistance against salinity (nutrient salt build up) and reduces transpiration (loss of moisture from the leaves). Often, you see improved results within just a few days, especially when used as a foliar spray.


DOES POWER SI CONTAIN PGRS?

Some of the effects seen with Power Si can appear like those of plant growth regulators (PGRs), Power Si contains no synthetic or unnatural PGRs. The key thing to understand is that silicic acid works with natural plant mechanisms rather than trying to manipulate in unnatural ways.

WHY DOES IT COST MORE THAT SOME SILICA PRODUCTS (I.E SILICA BLAST BY BOTANICARE)?


Power Si is pure, concentrated, and fast acting, making it extremely cost effective. The application rate is 3ml per 5 Gallons so you use a very small amount compared to other silicate products. Bioactive silicon is also much more readily absorbed by the plant than other silicates. Many new products claim silicic acid since it’s a trending technology. Power Si is the original, patented formula of silicic acid for plants, and is a much more affordable option than Fasilitor (a comparable product manufactured by Aptus) and other competing brands.


DOES POWER SI RAISE THE PH OF MY WATER?

No, unlike many other silica products, Power Si doesn't raise the PH of your water and can also stay in your reservoir without creating unwanted residue.