Citric acid is used for pharmaceutical applications, pH adjustment, food and beverage applications. . Citric Acid is a completely natural acid and works really well for organic growing. Beneficial bacteria and moulds thrive when using Citric Acid as your pH adjustment fluid. Highly recommended for the all-natural grow.
Citric acid that can be used to reduce the pH of almost any liquid that it is added to. When growing plants in hydroponics or aeroponics, it is necessary to keep the pH of your nutrient solution within a certain range. Citric Acid is a completely natural substance and still allows your beneficial bacteria and fungi to thrive. Different plant species have different requirements but in general most plants like a pH range of 5.5 – 6.5. pH Down is added sparingly to nutrient solution to help keep the acidity within this range.
Citric acid may have other benefits beyond pH adjustment ….. Citric acid (C6H8O7 ) bonds to Phosphorus anions (P-), making them soluble in the rhizosphere and soil solution.
Phosphorus anions (P-) are not easily mobile in the soil solution. The soil solution is a thin layer of water and microbes surrounding particles in media, soil-less and soil. Phosphorus anions bond with media particles, other elements, and organic matter. When bound P- is made insoluble and unavailable to plants roots. Citric acid bonds with P- and this keeps this needed nutrient in a form available to plant roots.
There are cations in the soil(less) solution. There are also cations in the cation exchange sites of media particles. Together these cations are held in equilibrium, but things can go wrong, especially in an unbalanced soil-less media.
By adding citric acid to our water and/or nutrient solution we release (solubilize) the Phosphorus anions. The roots can then use the ions in the soil solution and rhizosphere. The ability of roots to uptake all nutrients is directly dependent on pH of the solution, and the solubility of those nutrients. Citric acid increases the bio-availability of Phosphorus anions (P-) present in the media.
In general, plants grown in hydroponics like a pH of approximately between 5.5 and 6.5 (plant species dependent) with a little bit of variation within this range. This is because plants can only absorb certain nutrients at a pH close to 5.5 and others at a pH closer to 6.5. If your nutrient solution strays out of this optimum range for too long, your plants will not be able to absorb all the nutrients that they need and will become deficient, leading to slowed growth and eventually sickness. To avoid pH problems, and the plant problems that it can cause, it is wise to check and adjust the pH of your nutrient solution very regularly.
Recommended dosage : 5 ~20 gm / 2300 Liter (incomng water dependent)
Standard packing available ….
1 kg…… RM7
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