Potassium supplement for improved plant growth and flowering in ponds and water gardens
Encourages flowering in many species of aquatic plants
- May help reverse chlorosis when potassium is deficient
- Concentrated source of high-purity potassium, required by plants for survival
Florin-K Koi and Pond
Potassium is one of the most important elements for plant growth and health; it is utilized in photosynthesis, maintaining ion (charge) balance, in the translocation of important organic and inorganic compounds (such as sugars and nutrients, respectively), and it is essential to many of the biochemical reactions taking place within plant tissues, as is evidenced by the relatively high percentage of plant tissue that potassium accounts for (second only to nitrogen). The affinity that a given species of plant shows for potassium may be partially dependant upon that species’ tendency to flower and form complex root systems (both of these correspond to greater potassium requirements than in bunch plants or those that rarely flower, per unit mass). Environmental factors such as light intensity and duration, and the presence of other nutrients in adequate concentrations, may also influence potassium requirements.
Because potassium is utilized in photosynthesis, a deficiency can lead to chlorosis, in which insufficient chlorophyll is produced and the leaves become pale; if not remedied, the plant may suffer extensive tissue decay (chlorophyll is utilized in the production of new tissue) and eventually perish. Chlorosis is likely to appear first in the older leaves of the plant, which tend to be on the periphery. Magnesium, iron, and nitrogen are also vital to chlorophyll production. Maintaining a total iron concentration of 0.05 - 0.10 ppm, and magnesium concentration of ~5 ppm, is generally sufficient; nitrogen should primarily be present as nitrate at a concentration of less than 20 ppm. The rate at which potassium is extracted from the water is largely dependant upon the rate of plant growth, therefore densely-planted systems with optimal chemical and environmental conditions are likely to require regular potassium supplementation.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Not for human consumption.
Shake container well before each use. Add 1 capful (5 ml) of product per 50 US-gallons in pond water every other day or as required (~8 drops per 10 US-gallons (37.9 L)). At this dosage, 500 ml treats up to 5,000 US-gallons (18,927 L). For best results, maintain the potassium concentration within a range of 15 - 30 ppm; 20 - 25 ppm is a more narrow range, and one that will likely be extremely effective in most ponds. Store indoors, above 50°F (10°C).