What plants are watered with succinic acid and why: a useful trick with a pharmacy product

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Indoor plants need fertilization even more than flowers growing in the open field. The substrate in which they grow does not receive nutrients naturally, so you have to add them during watering.

One of the best fertilizers for an indoor garden is succinic acid. OBOZ.UA asked experienced flower growers for advice on how to use it correctly to care for plants.

The benefits of succinic acid

The substance can be used as a microfertilizer to achieve certain effects. For example, seeds or cuttings are soaked in it for better germination and more intensive root formation. When applied to the soil, succinic acid stimulates plant growth and helps them recover better after illness, damage, or transplantation. It can be used to restore soil microflora and make plants more resistant to environmental conditions. The correct dosage and use of the product is important.

Succinic acid in seedling care

To accelerate seed germination and strengthen the immunity of young plants, the seeds are soaked in a 1% solution of succinic acid. They are left in the liquid overnight. If the flower is propagated by tubers, they can be sprayed with this solution before planting.

For faster rooting of cuttings, they can be placed in a 1% solution of the product for the first day after cutting. After that, the branch or shoot is transferred to water and rooted as usual

Before transferring the seedlings to the open ground, the roots of young plants can be sprayed with a more concentrated solution - 2%. Soaking the root system in this solution is also practiced.

Caring for indoor plants using succinic acid

It is best to use the product to feed weakened plants that grow poorly and do not bloom. Such flowerpots are most often sprayed with succinic acid. To stimulate the formation of buds, the flower should be treated every 15 days with a solution with a concentration of 1%. If you continue such spraying after the buds appear, flowering will last longer. In this case, the frequency of treatments is increased to 10 days.

To quickly restore a sick or damaged plant, use a 2% solution of succinic acid. The aerial part is sprayed with it. You can also soak the roots of the flower before transplanting overnight.

How to properly dilute succinic acid

As with any indoor plant care product, succinic acid should be diluted in soft water at room temperature. It can be settled or filtered. Take a glass of such liquid and dissolve 4 tablets of the product in it. Make sure that they dissolve completely. Then bring the volume of water to 1 liter. This will give you a solution with a concentration of 1%. To get twice as strong, you will need to dilute 8 tablets.

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