Empathy RHS Rootgrow (Mycorrhizal Fungi)
This is the first and currently the only plant or soil treatment to be licensed by The Royal Horticultural Society.
- RHS Gardeners find plants treated with Rootgrow
- Have superior plant establishment with better natural vigour
- Overcome re-plant problems more successfully
- Have better developed root systems
- Are better able to cope with conditions of drought
- A single application of Rootgrow will support a plant for its entire lifetime.
How do mycorrhizal (pronounced my-cor-y-zal) fungi benefit plants?
In its simplest sense mycorrhizal fungi do everything plant roots do, just better.
When new plants are planted with Rootgrow it takes only 2-4 weeks under normal conditions for these fungi to start benefiting plants. In that time they attach themselves to the plant's root system and grow out rapidly into the soil, searching for nutrients and water. They essentially become part of the plant's own root system.
The benefits to plants are; Better nutrient uptake. These fungi are so much thinner and finer than the plant's own roots they can therefore find nutrients in the soil far more efficiently than the plant's own coarse roots. They are especially good at finding nutrients responsible for flowering and fruiting such as Phosphorus and Potassium. As they can explore a much greater amount of soil than the plant's own roots they are also far more likely to find trace elements and the rare nutrients that all plants need to grow well.
- for a 9cm pot use 5 grams of rootgrow (a 360 gram sachet will cover approx. 72 plants)
- for a 2-3 litre pot use 25 grams of rootgrow (a 360 gram sachet will cover approx. 18 plants)
- for a 4-5 litre rose use 50 grams of rootgrow (a 360 gram sachet will cover approx. 9 plants)
- for a 10-15 litre tree use 50 grams of rootgrow (a 360 gram sachet will cover appro
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