What is root rot anyway?
Root rot is a plant disease that attacks the root system of the plant. It is caused by certain water molds and fungi as a result of overwatering. Symptoms of root rot include wilting, stunted growth, and discolored leaves, which is a result of the plant’s inability to absorb moisture and nourishment.
I just started using Root Supplement yesterday and nothing is happening. What should I do?
Although Root Supplement should be started at the first sign of disease, it should only be applied every two weeks as directed. It is taken up by the root and foliar systems and into the plant, where it activates a biostimulant response. This response results in improved nutrient uptake and assimilation, abiotic stress tolerance, and enhanced natural defense mechanisms, but it takes time.
What is this “Integrated Growing Plan” that you speak of, and how does it help with my root rot problem?
An integrated growing plan involves several factors to assure your plant’s health and vitality. In terms of root rot treatment, this may involve using Root Supplement in conjunction with repotting the plant, modifying watering intervals, and including a suitable fertilizer.
What’s the difference between the phosphite in Root Supplement and regular phosphate in typical fertilizers?
Phosphite supplements should not be confused with phosphate-derived fertilizers such as potassium phosphate and those found in traditional fertilizers. Even though phosphite and phosphate compounds are very similar chemically, their action in plants differs significantly. Phosphates are primary sources of phosphorus in plant fertilizers. Phosphorus is essential for all living organisms, and plants use it for photosynthesis, energy storage, and cell division, along with many other processes.
Can I mix Root Supplement with Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Food?
Phosphite, on the other hand, has one less oxygen than phosphate, which means that it acts completely different than its phosphate counterparts. For one, phosphites are more easily absorbed by plants, although they contribute little to no phosphorus. What they lack in nutrient value, however, they make up for by simulating the plant’s natural defense mechanisms. And though phosphites can control root rot disease in plants, they are not suitable for phosphate fertilization. The inverse is also true: phosphate is an excellent source of phosphorus for plant growth but is unable to control certain diseases such as foliar blight, downy mildew, and root rot. Therefore, a good growth plan will include phosphate fertilizer in addition to a phosphite supplement (such as Root Supplement) to promote optimal plant vitality.
Yes, they were designed to be used together. Just make sure to put water in the container first and then add the fertilizer and Root Supplement.
What color is Root Supplement?
It is a clear liquid.
What are the directions for using Root Supplement for my houseplants?
Can I use this on all my houseplants, even succulents?
Add 1 teaspoon of Root Supplement to 2 cups of water and apply with normal watering every 2 weeks. We recommend using it in addition to fertilizer
You can use it on all houseplants, but I would not recommend using it on succulents because they typically do not suffer from the same root rot organisms.
My plant is getting healthier and growing new leaves, but the brown spots on the old leaves are still there. What’s the deal?
Unfortunately, brown spots will never repair themselves. You should remove the affected leaves with clean pruning shears. But don’t worry, pruning your plant helps encourage new growth.
My plant doesn’t have root rot yet, can I still use it as a preventative measure?
Root Supplement was developed for use at the first sign of root rot as well as preventatively to maintain healthy root systems.