Potting Mix Component
DE is an effective potting mix component as it retains fertiliser and water against leaching resulting in reduced costs whilst promoting vigorous plant growth. It is a natural source of plant-available silicon, an essential plant nutrient. The highly absorbent porous DE can act as a slow-release carrier of nutrients and water.
DE is hydrophilic and significantly decreases the risk of desiccation of the potting mix during hot weather periods reducing plant stress. In nursery production the addition of DE to the growing medium of potted plants provides a very effective water retention system
Maintains healthy soil structure
Saves water and fertiliser
Adds porosity allowing fertilisers and pesticides to be more effective
Superior water absorption qualities