A silicon deficiency is extremely rare, but it can prohibit the plants from producing sturdy leaves, roots, or stems. Fungal and bacterial diseases along with insect infestations are all more common during a silicon deficiency. Photosynthesis is limited and the eventual yield is also lessened. Silicon is not, however, mobile.
Silicon is important for creating a barrier between the plant and pests or diseases. It is also vital for creating sturdy stems and branches.
Some of the ways to rid yourself of a silicon deficiency include:
- Diatomaceous earth
- Silica planting medium
- Silicate salts
- Liquid Silicon
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