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Sturdy Stalk is a potassium silicate additive that strengthens plant structures on a cellular level. Sometimes, when plants grow inside, they can lack strength because they don’t have natures forces on them, such as wind. These cause the plant to become rigid against them, naturally strengthening them. By supplying a quality source of silica, the plant can absorb it and bolster its cells by making them thicker and tougher. This is very important for plants that are being grown for heavy fruit that would place weight stresses on them. Anyone who has had a plant collapse under its own weight will tell you that!
Silicon occurs very frequently in nature, but not necessarily in a particularly useful form for plants. Ideally, the plant would have compounds containing silica which is far easy to use, and that’s what is in Sturdy Stalk. A plentiful supply will give you stronger plants that have many benefits above just rigid support. Tougher cells are harder for insects and diseases to penetrate, resisting infestation an disease. The thicker cells also help the plant retain moisture and so gain a degree of drought resistance (ideal for any failed pump situations!). NPK 0-0-1.
Alternatives to Sturdy Stalk
At Straight Up Hydroponics, we have a few other silicon additives, from budget to premium. Liquid silicon, for example is a budget friendly additive that increases silica content available to plants. Buddhas Tree Solar Green Power is a silicic acid additive that has its silicon in an extremely usable form for maximum effect. There is also Vitalize and Regulator that provide silica as well as many other benefits. All of these additives are on our website and you can see them all by clicking here.