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Dry granule and water-laden Planta-gel® chunk

Planta-gel® is a granular, organic, superabsorbent horticultural hydrogel designed to increase the water holding capacity, drainage, and aeration of soils, sand, soilless, and synthetic growing media. Upon sufficient watering of the growing medium, which has received the proper rate of Planta-gel® the special hydrogel granules transform themselves into small water-laden gel "chunks." From that point on, the gel chunks will act as "local water reservoirs." Over a period of time, the water from these reservoirs will be gradually released to the soil and plants as needed, or as the media changes its moisture equilibrium. The use of Planta-gel® can prevent root damage caused by lack of oxygen and carbon dioxide build up. Planta-gel® improves the aeration and drainage of the growing media and helps produce healthier roots.

Planta-gel® is available in 15 lb. and 50 lb. poly lined boxes.

Product Features

  • Planta-gel® is safe and non-phytotoxic.
  • Planta-gel® blends easily with soil or other medium without lumping.
  • Planta-gel® will protect plants against water stress damage caused by under or over-watering.
  • Plant shelf life will be extended with use of Planta-gel®.
  • Plants will require less frequent irrigations with Planta-gel®, or increase the efficiency of your current irrigation cycle.
  • Planta-gel® will promote healthier root systems by increasing aeration and drainage of growing media.
  • Media volume will grow when used with Planta-gel®, therefore lessening the amount of growing media needed.
  • Planta-gel® will maintain consistent moisture throughout the media.
  • Soil containing Planta-gel® can be steam sterilized.
  • Because of its moisture buffering quality, when using Planta-gel®, you can reduce the use of wetting agents up to 50%, depending upon the soil.

Planta-gel® Application Rates and Directions For Greenhouse & Nursery Growers

1.) To obtain maximum improvement of the soil or soilless medium, Planta-gel® should be thoroughly mixed into the growing media using any good soil blending technique.

2.) With high peat content in a soil mix, use lower application rates of Planta-gel®, and with high sand content, use higher application rates of Planta-gel®.


lbs. per cubic yard

oz. per cubic foot

kg. per cubic meter

Beddings, plugs 1.0 - 1.5 1.0 1.0
Small containers 1.5 - 2.5 1.0 - 1.5 1.0 - 1.5
Large containers 2.5 - 3.5 1.5 - 2.0 1.5 - 2.0

 Product Properties

  • Non-toxic (FHSA Std); 7 - 7.5 pH; non-phytotoxic.
  • Small coated, free flowing crystal.
  • Dustless; disperses evenly in liquids; no lumping.
  • More than 95% of absorbed liquid is released to the soil or plants, as needed.