Pro-TeKt® 0-0-3 The Silicon Solution® is a supplement that supplies soluble silicon and potassium to build stronger plant cell walls. Since silicon does not translocate within the plant, it must be applied and made available continually throughout the plant’s life cycle. In hydroponics, Pro-TeKt® is a replacement for the silica normally found in all soils (typically 5 – 10 ppm), though those natural levels provide only slight benefits to plants. Plants supplied regularly with Pro-TeKt® at 50 – 100 ppm experience increased rates of growth and stronger stems, silicon adds mechanical strength and supports plants’ natural protection against insects and fungal infection. Plants supplied with soluble silicon become more tolerant to drought, heat, and cold stresses, bear more and larger fruit. Pro-TeKt® is taken up in the epidermis and cell walls creating a mechanically stronger plant that can support the weight of dense flowers, fruits and vegetables. Pro-TeKt® can be used as a surfactant and to raise pH. Pro-TeKt® The Silicon Solution® is recommended for all plants.