When added to potting mix or garden soil, the crystals absorb up to hundreds of times their own weight in water. This water is then released back to the plants over time as they require it. The crystals reduce water wastage, increase the time between waterings and promote improved plant survival during dry times. The crystals are effective for up to 5 years, then biodegrade harmlessly.
Wet mixing (recommended):
Mix one teaspoon (5g) into 750ml water. Leave for an hour before mixing into 5L of potting mix. Increase to two teaspoons per 5L for hanging baskets and other water stress-prone plants.
Mix one teaspoon (5g) of crystals with 5L of potting mix. Pot up plant and water in thoroughly. For best results, water two hours later to ensure crystals are fully charged. It is safest to use the crystals wet instead of dry as the crystals take up substantially more volume once wet.
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