Grow your plants stronger and help them live longer
Aquagrain Plants is a unique, organic-based, biodegradable soil and compost improver which can absorb and release up to 30 times it's mass in water, enabling all your plants, flowers, fruits and vegetables to grow with less maintenance because you don’t need to water or feed them as much as you normally would.
Aquagrain Plants saves water, feeds your plants and helps them grow stronger and live longer.
What does it do?
Aquagrain Plants is a unique, organic-based, biodegradable soil and compost improver which can absorb and release up to 30 times its mass in water, enabling all your plants, flowers, fruits and vegetables to grow with less maintenance because you don’t need to water or feed them as much as you normally would.
Aquagrain Plants provides food for plants and can save up to 50% of water use, and it can help your plants grow stronger and live longer.
Why should I use it?
Aquagrain Plants is packed full of nutrients that your plants love, which will help them grow and thrive. It can also absorb and release up to thirty times its own mass in water, reducing the need for watering your plant by up to 50%.
Whilst Aquagrain Plants cannot replace regular watering, if you go on holiday, if there’s a heatwave, or if you simply just forget to water your plants, Aquagrain can keep your plants happy for longer.
Aquagrain Plants biodegrades leaving your soil and compost free of nasty gels.
How much do I need?
Firstly, measure out how much Aquagrain Plants you’ll need. One scoop is around 10g. Mix the Aquagrain Plants in with your soil or compost by hand, as you would any fertiliser. Then, simply transplant your plant as normal.
And, Aquagrain Plants doesn’t just promote the growth of flowers and ornamental plants like shrubs, hedges and trees – it’s also been proven to aid the growth of fruit and vegetables like tomatoes, lettuce, radishes and spinach.
Frequently asked questions
What is Aquagrain Plants?
Aquagrain Plants is a unique, organic-based, biodegradable soil and compost improver which can absorb and release up to 30 times its mass in water, enabling plants to grow using a fraction of the water normally required. Aquagrain Plantssaves water, feeds your plants and helps them grow stronger and live longer.
Does Aquagrain Plantscontain nutrients?
Aquagrain Plantshas a nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (NPK) value of 5.4-6.6-4.2, and is rich in magnesium, calcium, sulphur, trace elements and amino acids. It is pH neutral and has substrate binding properties.
How does Aquagrain Plants work?
Aquagrain Plants soaks up and stores water, with the capacity of absorbing nearly 30 times its own weight. Water from these reservoirs is released upon root demand through osmotic pressure difference. In arid areas, the use of Aquagrain Plants in sandy soils increases the water holding capacity. Aquagrain Plantscan influence soil permeability, density, structure, texture, and evaporation rate of water through the soil.
Can Aquagrain Plants be used with edible plants such as vegetables and fruits?
Yes. In fact, Aquagrain Plantsis formulated for just these purposes. Each granule contains essential plant nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, magnesium, calcium, sulphur, trace elements and amino acids. Nutrition is released into the soil slowly so that plants have a ready supply as they grow.
Can Aquagrain Plantsbe used to prolong the shelf life of cut flowers?
No. Aquagrain Plantsis a water-saving, slow release product that works with the plant's root system and needs to be incorporated with the medium, i.e. compost, soil and sand.
Can Aquagrain Plantsbe used with all varieties of potted plants?
Yes. Aquagrain Plantscan be used on all varieties of potted plants. Apply as directed for best results.
How do I apply Aquagrain Plants? How much do I use?
Pot application: mix in 10g of Aquagrain Plants well for each litre of your medium, i.e. compost, soil or sand.
Surface application: spread 50g of Aquagrain Plants per square metre and then mix in thoroughly to the root level - at a depth of roughly 10cm.
Trees/shrubs: mix in 10g of Aquagrain Plantsper litre of excavated soil.
How often should Aquagrain Plantsbe applied?
Aquagrain Plantsis a one-off application product which will last a season.
Can I wet Aquagrain Plants before application?
Yes. Hydrated Aquagrain Plants works as well as or even better than dry powder. If you decide to hydrate Aquagrain Plants, add 300ml of water to every 10g of Aquagrain Plants.
What is the effect of Aquagrain Plants on the environment?
Aquagrain Plantsis a biodegradable, water-retaining polymer which also encapsulates nutrients and releases them at three different levels: fast, medium and slow. The environment benefits in three ways:
- Less water will be used to achieve the same crop yield.
- Plants will not be overfed by an excessive quantity of nutrients.
- Heavy rainfall or over-irrigation will limit the washing away of nutrients.
What is the shelf life of Aquagrain Plants?
Aquagrain Plantscan last for as long as five years when stored properly. Proper storage means below 40 degrees Celsius and in a dry place. If granules get wet (either from water or high humidity) or are exposed to high temperatures, they may begin to stick to each other and form big lumps.
Do plants receive nutrients immediately after application?
Fast-release nutrients are on the surface of each Aquagrain Plantsparticle. Once hydrated (either by irrigation or rainfall), these nutrients dissolve in water and become available to plants.
Can fertilisers or plant food products be used with Aquagrain Plants?
Aquagrain Plants contains enough nutrients for low-demanding or short-life plants. However, if you see any sign of nutrient deficiency, use half of the recommended dosage as Aquagrain Plants minimises leachate and keeps the nutrients at root level.
How should Aquagrain Plants be stored?
Aquagrain Plantsshould be stored at a temperature below 40 degrees Celsius and in a dry place. High temperatures and high moisture levels will cause particles to stick together and form big lumps.
Is Aquagrain Plantsharmful to animals?
Aquagrain Plants is a water-retaining polymer, which absorbs a large quantity of water and expands. If consumed by an animal, it can make them bloat and feel discomfort, so Aquagrain Plantsneeds to be kept out of reach of animals.
Is Aquagrain Plantsorganic?
Aquagrain Plantsis organic-based, but it contains some inorganic ingredients too.