Our Aloe Vera concentrate is a highly sought after growth promotant and botanical activator that ramps up phytoalexin levels and reinforces plant health. At 500% higher concentration than regular aloe concentrates, Aloe 500 is a very good alternative to the expensive concentrated aloe powders being promoted in the USA. During field tests by the manufacturer it proved to be a potent fungi food, who recorded microbial biomass increases of up to 1000%. Horticultural Aloe Vera use is becoming increasingly common, This high quality concentrate gives you all the benefits in a convenient liquid form. Use as a foliar feed or root drench at a rate of 1.6ml/litre. No more than 1 litre of diluted solution per m2. Apply with microbial products to boost colonisation.
Aloe contains high levels of a number of compounds lending many benefits to your plants:
The growth hormones auxin and gibberellin, which together with indole acetic acid boost cell replication and healing.
7 of the 9 essential amino acids from the aspartate family used to fortify horticultural crops, and several more that play roles in protein construction.
There are 12 anthraquinones, including Aloin; aggressive bio-chemicals with antiviral, antibacterial, analgesic, and anti-fungal properties that protect against pathogens. These also perform bio-balancing roles.
Salycilic acid a phytohormone with roles in transpiration, growth, ion uptake, and endogenous signalling essential to plant systemic acquired resistance.
Saponins, which complex with Aloe sterols present to provide excellent anti-fungal and plant defence ability.
Five Polysaccharides with significant chelating capacity.
Finally, there are also many enzymes that break down sugars and nutrients, a multitude of trace minerals that are necessary for healthy growth, and lignins that increase strength of cells.