Why Silica?

Pure, Natural, Neutral

Silica plays an essential role in plant health. Silica strengthens cell walls and protects plants from fungal disease, pathogens, and environmental stress.  Silica strengthens stalks, broadens leaves, and creates an overall healthier and stress resistant plant. Examples of stress include drought, toleration of extreme temperatures, disease and transfer from pot to ground.

The better absorption of important microbes, nutrients, and water happens through the addition of a silica supplement. A customer once explained to me that silica acts almost like a nutrient hotel. It sets up a shelter near the root of the plant and allows other nutrients to check in, promoting uptake from the plant.  

Check out what Greenhouse Mag has to say: “[Silica] in field crops is known to affect plant growth and quality, photosynthesis, transpiration and enhance plant resistance to stresses such as drought… Maximum Yield points to soluble silica “having higher concentrations of chlorophyll in their leaf tissue compared to plants grown without it.”

Our goal at SioTeX is to provide you - the farmer, cultivator, or hobby gardener - with the highest quality silica on the market. Our 99% biogenic silica is pure, natural, and neutral. Our silica is made from discarded rice hulls, allowing us to manufacture a truly eco-friendly alternative to other silica nutrients. Farmers often use rice hulls in soil to gain the benefits of silica, however, it is not bioavailable to the plant until decomposition. RecycleSil provides growers with a readily bioavailable rice hull soil amendment, that is both soluble and flowable. RecycleSil is the gold standard silica for plants and an ideal choice for the sustainable grower looking to increase yields and grow healthier plants.

 

Silica Benefits

RecycleSil is a 99.9% pure amorphous silica made from discarded rice hulls.

Silica provides numerous benefits to plants:

  • Strengthens cell walls
  • Improves uptake of important microbes, nutrients, and water
  • Protects plants against fungal diseases and stress
  • Creates a matrix for nutrients at the plant root
  • Promotes broader leaves to improve photosynthesis
  • Strengthens stalks

The RecycleSil Product

RecycleSil has unique qualities that make it the best choice for providing needed silica to all types of plants:

  • 99.9% pure natural silica; the highest concentration on the market
  • Eco-friendly production process
  • Sourced from a renewable and sustainable source: the rice hull
  • Highly soluble
  • Very high porosity
  • No heavy metals
  • Exceptional flowability
  • A neutral pH of 7.0

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