Strong and healthy plants

Silica / silicon is a mineral that can be beneficial for plants. Here are some reasons why silicon is good for plants:

  1. Stronger cell walls: Plants absorb silicon from the soil and use it to form silica. This silica is deposited in the cell walls of plants and leads to a strengthening of the cell structure. This makes the cell walls stronger and more resistant to diseases, pests and environmental stressors such as heat, cold or drought.
  2. defense mechanisms against pests and diseases: Silicon can increase the resistance of plants to pests and diseases. It can form a physical barrier that makes it more difficult for pests to invade, and make the plant less susceptible to pathogens. In addition, silicon can stimulate the production of defense substances in plants.
  3. Improving stress resistance: Silicon can help plants cope better with environmental stress. For example, it can help reduce water loss through transpiration and protect plants from dehydration. Silicon can also help reduce oxidative stress in plant cells caused by harmful free radicals.
  4. Improved nutrient uptake: Silicon can improve the uptake and transport of nutrients in plants, especially poorly soluble minerals such as calcium and phosphorus. This can help plants get a better supply of important nutrients and grow healthier overall.

However, it is important to note that not all plant species respond equally to the addition of silicon. Some plants, especially so-called"silicophilic" plants, have a natural affinity for silicon and can particularly benefit from its presence. Other plant species may show less response to silicon additions.