These non-toxic crystals are made up of an ultra-concentrated crosslinked polymer material that is capable of absorbing hundreds of times its weight in water. WaterWorks Crystals absorb and hold water (like little sponges) until the natural capillary action of the plant moves the water from the root zone, where the crystals lie, to the rest of the plant's body. In this manner, the plant is able to access the water on demand. When the crystals can absorb no more, they will slowly shed the excess into the ground. Application of these crystals need only be done once, as they will last for years (5-10 depending on soil conditions). They will dehydrate and re-swell over that period as conditions merit. WaterWorks Crystals can be used with any plant food, fertilizer or soil mix (but not with hydroponics), so you can continue to tend to your plants as you normally would, but water much less (between 50-75% less).
WaterWorks Crystals also act as a soil conditioner. As they expand (up to 100 times their dry size) and contract, they will open passageways in the soil while keeping the roots moist, not wet. This allows for improved soil porosity, easier nutrient/fertilizer flow to the plant and robust root growth. You will see the results in vigorous growth, high quality fruits and flowers and higher yields overall.
- Prevents drought stress
- Mitigates damage from excess moisture
- Is pH neutral; it it works over a wide pH range of 4-14
- Promotes the ion exchange and reduces transpiration
- Excellent for when you can't get there to water often - once watered well, plants will be set for 2-3 weeks
- Use of a moisture meter is recommended
Use to improve moisture retention, aeration and drainage in any type of soil for multiple benefits to all plants.
Usage Notes: Use wet or dry – just mix into the soil around the roots. Not for use in hydroponics.
Wet Applications – Add crystals to water. See application rate chart for correct amount according to size of plant to be treated. Crystals will absorb water and form a gel, the process takes several minutes.
Dry Applications: Sprinkle crystals under and around root structure, following rates from the application rate chart. Dry method requires normal watering for 2 weeks; this allows time for roots to grow and contact the crystals.
Existing Pots: Gently lift plant from pot, leaving about an inch of soil on bottom of pot. Mix wet gel or dry crystals within soil and root structure. Insert plant and water.
Potting Soil: Fill pot or container with soil. Mix wet gel or dry crystals throughout the soil. Insert plant and water.
Garden & Outdoors: Spread wet gel or dry crystals evenly throughout the planting hole, under and around root structure, and then water.
Storage: Store in a dry place out of reach of children and animals.
Warning & Toxicities: Keep out of reach of children. Do not ingest. If ingested, drink large amounts of water and seek medical attention.
Active Ingredients/Guaranteed Analysis: Acyclic Acrylic Acrylate Co-Polymer