What exactly is root rot?
Root rot is a plant disease that attacks the plant’s root system, and it’s caused by certain water molds and fungi which result from over-watering your plant. The symptoms of root rot include stunted growth, wilting, as well as discolored leaves, which result from the plant’s inability to absorb moisture and nourishment.
I started using the Root Supplement yesterday, but so far 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. The supplement is taken up by the plant’s root and foliar systems, where it then activates a biostimulant response which leads to improved nutrient uptake and assimilation, abiotic stress tolerance, and enhanced natural defense mechanisms. But be patient because this process takes time.
What is the “integrated growing plan” I hear you talk about, and how will it help with my plant's root rot problem?
To assure your houseplant’s health and vitality, there are several factors involved in the integrated growing plan. For root rot treatment, this might mean using Root Supplement along with repotting, modifying watering intervals, and utilizing a suitable fertilizer.
Can you explain the difference between the phosphite in Root Supplement and regular phosphate in typical fertilizers?
Don’t confuse phosphite supplements with phosphate-derived fertilizers, such as potassium phosphate and those found in traditional fertilizers. Although phosphite and phosphate compounds are chemically very similar, their actions in plants differ significantly. Phosphates are primary sources of phosphorus in plant fertilizers. Phosphorus is essential for all living organisms; plants use it for many processes, including photosynthesis, energy storage, and cell division.
Can I mix Root Supplement with Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Food?
On the other hand, phosphite has one less oxygen than phosphate, which means that it acts in a completely different way than its phosphate counterparts. First of all, plants absorb phosphites more easily, although they contribute little to no phosphorus. However, although phosphites lack nutrient value, they make up for this by simulating the plant’s natural defense mechanisms. And even though phosphites can control root rot disease in plants, they’re unsuitable 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, to produce optimal vitality in your houseplant, a good growth plan should include phosphate fertilizer in addition to a phosphite supplement (such as Root Supplement).
Yes! These products were designed to be used together, but just be sure to first put water in the container before adding the fertilizer and Root Supplement.
What color is Root Supplement?
Root Supplement is a clear liquid.
How do I use Root Supplement for my plants?
Can I use Root Supplement 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 that you use it in addition to fertilizer
Although you can use Root Supplement on all houseplants, I wouldn’t recommend using it on succulents as they typically don’t suffer from the same root rot organisms.
My houseplant is growing new leaves and getting healthier, but why are the brown spots on the old leaves still there? What’s going on?
Brown spots on leaves will unfortunately never repair themselves. Remove the affected leaves with clean pruning shears. Don’t worry, pruning your houseplant helps encourage new growth!
Even though my houseplant doesn’t have root rot, can I still use Root Supplement as a preventative measure?
Yes! Root Supplement was developed to be used at the first sign of root rot as well as to maintain healthy root systems to prevent root rot.