Plant Gel FAQ
What is Plant Gel?
Plant Gel is a type of
polymer that holds water and nutrients around the root base of
your plants and slowly time releases them to the root system of
Is Plant Gel new?
No, this polymer was
developed over 35 years ago to grow plants, trees and grass
in the desert. Our Forestry Service has been using it ever
since. They just forgot to tell us about it.
What is Plant Gel used for?
Plant Gel is
used as a soil additive or a soil replacement to hold
water, air and nutrients around the roots of your plants so
they don't dry out so fast. This keeps your plants
healthier and more vibrant. Plant Gel has other uses also
such as candles and neck coolers.
Do plants really grow in the Plant Gel without
Yes!! Plants live and thrive in Plant Gel
because they have water, nutrients and air around the
root base at all times.
Is Plant Gel only used for indoor
No, Plant Gel was originally developed
for use in soil as a water-retaining additive.
What are some ways to use Plant Gel with
You can mix Plant Gel with soil for any
application. From planter boxes to tilling into the
ground for grass and gardens. Vegetables grow very
well with Plant Gel also. You can add Plant Gel to
the soil before you plant by simply mixing it in. If
you have plants that are already in the ground or
pots and you do not want to transplant them, just
poke 5 to 6 holes around the stem and put dry
crystals in the holes. Cover the holes with soil and
water heavy the first time. The Plant Gel will expand
in the holes and aerate the soil, giving your plants
water, air and nutrients for better health and
Can I use Plant Gel without
Yes!! Plant Gel will keep your plants
vibrant and healthy because they have everything
they need to thrive. Plus, you can use colors for
decoration and make nice displays.
If I use Plant Gel by itself, how do I get
Simply mix food coloring into
the water before adding crystals, the crystals
will absorb the coloring with the water.
Do I have to use a clear
No!! You can use any
container. The reason to use clear containers
is that you can color the Plant Gel and make
beautiful displays to liven up any room. Glass
containers are recommended for use with
Do I need drainage holes for indoor
No!! Plant Gel will absorb
the water that you use to water your plants.
How often do I have to water my
For plants that are in
Plant Gel without soil, you will need to
water about once a month on average. For
plants in soil, you will more than double
the usual time in between watering.
How do I know when and how much to
As your plants drink the
water from the Plant Gel, the level of
the Plant Gel will slowly go down. When
it goes down about 1½ to 2 inches,
you will need to water. Just fill the
container to the level your Plant Gel
started. For plants in soil, you will
need to check the soil.
Will Cuttings take off in the
Yes, Plant Gel makes
an excellent medium to start cuttings.
Many nurseries root cuttings in Plant
Can I start seeds or bulbs in
Yes, seeds will
root in Plant Gel without you
worrying about "sour water" from
using plain water.
How long will Plant Gel
Plant gel has a shelf
life of 7 to 10 years before it is
hydrated. It has a life span of 5
to 7 years once you hydrate it into
Will Plant Gel hurt my
kids or pets if they eat
NO!! Plant Gel is
100% non-toxic and Biodegradable.
In fact, we have some youth
groups that use Plant Gel in
outdoor activities. Also, some
schools use Plant Gel in
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