Jump to content
  • Sign Up

silica plus?

Recommended Posts

at the hydro shop today and asked the guy about PH up. He said that instead of using chems that the plants can't use he recommends a product called "Silica plus". He said its normaly used as a foliar feed but can also be used to raise PH, and will help growth either way.


I seem to remember a thread with "swing" in which some raised a concern about using silica....or have I got my wires crossed? anyway I told the guy I had heard that silica may be bad for you and he said he didn't know why, because it is a naturally occurring substance and is absorbed through the root system.


anyway, I decided to leave it, just wondering if anyone else here had an opinion.

Edited by pipeman
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have just run a search on silica, it seems that silica dust is at least as detrimental as asbestos dust, I don't know if that's a problem once it's been processed through the plant or not, but I wouldn't feed asbestos to my plants so I'll stay away from the silica as well.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

By using the community in any way you agree to our Terms of Use and We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.