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What are plant stimulants?

Plant stimulants aid in how plants process minerals. They help plants access and take up water and minerals more effectively. Bio-stimulants make plants more productive and stress resistant, improving growth results beyond what can be achieved with mineral fertilizers alone.

Examples of some different types of plant stimulants:

  • Humic Acid and Amino Acid are chelators. Chelators help plants take up minerals better. 
  • Kelp extract contains growth hormones that are beneficial for stimulating plant growth processes.
  • Yucca is a speading agent that helps feeding solution spread out better on the leaf surface and in grow media, improving nutrient absorption by plants. 

Bio-stimulants are not fertilizer. They enhance the effectiveness of fertilizer. They are not required for plant life but will help you optimize your garden for best results.