Therapeutic properties

Why water indoor flowers with succinic acid?

Not being a fertilizer, it acts on plants in much the same way as vitamins affect our bodies. Succinic acid is almost universal: it improves the properties of the soil, normalizing its microflora, stimulates the development and growth of plants, helps them absorb nutrients, strengthens the immune system, increases the germination of crops, increases the survival rate of seedlings and even brings wilted indoor flowers back to life (1). However, the use of succinic acid for plants does not eliminate the need to use fertilizers and fertilizing, because it is only an assistant for their absorption. Succinic acid is usually sold in powder or tablet form. You can buy it in a specialty store, as well as in a pharmacy. Important! When purchasing succinic acid at a pharmacy, be extremely careful: you may be offered dietary supplements based on it, which are absolutely not suitable for plants. What you need is pure succinic acid.

Interesting facts about succinic acid

Formula C4H6O4
Other names Ethane-1,2-dicarboxylic acid, butanedioic acid
Appearance White crystals with a bitter-sour taste
Being in nature Found in almost all plants, and also in amber (as it is also the fossilized resin of prehistoric plants)

Why do plants need succinic acid?

As mentioned above, succinic acid is a unique remedy that takes part in almost all aspects of plant life. Here are the main “spheres of influence” of succinic acid. Stimulation of the root system. In order to make the roots of the plant healthy and strong, you need to water it once a week with a 1% solution of succinic acid. Stimulation of flowering and growth. This is especially true for indoor plants, which we keep for their beautiful flowers. To do this, shortly before flowering, the plant needs to be sprayed with a 2% solution of succinic acid 0,1 times a day. A total of 3 sprays are required. Seedling survival rate. Immediately before transplanting into the ground (maximum 1 hour), the seedlings should be watered with a 0,25% solution of succinic acid. Pre-sowing seed treatment. Some seeds have problems with germination, for example, this concerns old seed or orchid seeds. However, if you soak them for a day in a 0,2% succinic acid solution before planting, the chances of germination will increase significantly. Spraying with such a solution will also benefit potato tubers prepared for planting (2). Fight stress. Sometimes plants, especially indoor plants, have a hard time with stress: transplanting, changing location, pruning, etc. They begin to turn yellow, shed leaves and wither. However, once every 2 weeks you start spraying them with a 0,2% solution of succinic acid, and they literally come to life before your eyes and become more beautiful than before. Rooting cuttings. In order for the cuttings that you plan to root to take root better, shortly before planting they need to be cut into a 0,5 – 1% solution of succinic acid. Rehabilitation after illness. Plants weakened after illness can be sprayed with the most concentrated solution of succinic acid – 2,5%. This will have to be done once every 1-2 weeks until the plant is completely restored. Succinic acid is a drug that even novice gardeners can use, because it is difficult to harm the plant. And if you overdo it with the dosage, it doesn’t matter – the acid will quickly disintegrate under the influence of air and light. However, this, of course, does not mean that succinic acid can be sprinkled on the soil in a thick layer or watered on plants with liters of a concentrated solution (3). Continue further

Step-by-step instructions for using succinic acid for plants

Another advantage of succinic acid is its ease of use. In order to make your flowers happy, you will have to follow a few simple steps. Purpose of processing. Determine for what purposes you want to use succinic acid (processing of seed material, rehabilitation after illness or stress, etc.). Based on the goal, you need to prepare an aqueous solution of the required concentration (from 0,2% to 1% is used). Processing rules. Everything is simple here: the plants can be sprayed (using a spray bottle), watered, or the planting material (seeds, tubers, cuttings) can be soaked in the solution. Spraying and watering should be repeated 2 – 3 times with an interval of 2 weeks. Good to know

How to dilute succinic acid for plants

It is not difficult to dilute succinic acid. If you bought it in a specialized store, then there will definitely be instructions on the package. However, even if there is none, it is difficult to make a mistake here. The main thing is not to make the solution too concentrated.

In tablets

More often, succinic acid is produced in tablets, intended for indoor plants. Acid is also tableted and sold in pharmacies. Take one tablet, place it on a plate, cover with a napkin and crush thoroughly. This can also be done using a mortar. Boil 1 liter of water, add the resulting powder to the boiling water and mix thoroughly until it is completely dissolved. There should be no sediment. Cool the solution and add cold water, bringing it to the desired concentration (it’s easy to calculate, knowing the weight of the tablet, which is indicated on the package, and the volume of water).

in powder

Using succinic acid in powder form is a little more difficult, because you will first have to take the required amount of the drug, and then prepare the solution. So, for example, to prepare a 0,2% solution, you will need to dissolve 2 g of powder in 1 liter of water. To do this, you will need a pharmacy scale and a spatula (can be replaced with a clean knife). Otherwise, the solution preparation scheme is the same as with tablets. Attention! Succinic acid is not used as a fertilizer. In addition, you should not abuse it in winter – it stimulates plant growth, and in winter they usually rest.

Popular questions and answers

He told us about the intricacies of using succinic acid candidate of agricultural sciences Sciences, scientific agronomist, director of the nursery “Flower Garden of the Urals” Daniil Kostylev.

How to use succinic acid in the garden

Succinic acid is a growth stimulant; it is used to soak seeds for 12 hours before sowing (solution concentration 2 g per 1 liter of water), water vegetables after planting seedlings and perennials after dividing to relieve stress (5 g per 10 liters of water per 1 sq. m), plants are sprayed in spring and until mid-summer (1 g per 1 liter of water) for better growth of young shoots, increased flowering and fruit formation.

How to use succinic acid for indoor plants

For indoor flowers, water with succinic acid (0,5 g per 1 liter of water) after transferring to a larger pot for adaptation. In autumn and winter it is better not to do this, so as not to disrupt the seasonal rhythm of the plant. In early spring, you can spray (1 g per 1 liter of water) to bring home flowers out of winter dormancy earlier.

How to use succinic acid for cucumbers

You can spray cucumber seedlings (1 g per 1 liter of water) once every 1 weeks for active growth, as well as during transplantation for adaptation. After planting, the concentration of the solution is increased to 3 g per 2 liter of water and watered 1 times a month for better flowering and fruiting. Succinic acid helps cucumbers quickly “digest” nitrogen from fertilizers, preventing the accumulation of nitrates in fruits.

How to use succinic acid for tomatoes

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  2. Kizima G.A. Perennial flower garden without worries // Moscow, AST, 2022 – 224 p.
  3. Handbook of gardeners and vegetable gardeners for all times // Moscow, Eksmo, 2020 – 832 p.

Succinic acid is an affordable broad-spectrum agent. It is used as a growth stimulant for indoor flowers and garden crops. It ensures not only good growth, but also increases the immunity and resistance of plants to external influences.

Succinic acid is sold in specialized stores for gardeners and gardeners and in pharmacies. After all, the drug also has a therapeutic effect: it relieves headaches, nausea and removes toxins from the liver during hangovers.

Features of the substance

For use in gardening, succinic acid is offered in powder form. It dissolves well in water, the substance has the following effect:

· ensures better adaptation of plants to new conditions after planting/transplantation;

· normalizes soil microflora;

Helps plants recover from damage;

· increases crop resistance to unfavorable factors.

Despite many positive properties, it cannot replace organic or mineral fertilizers. In addition to the above properties, it helps plants fully absorb mineral and organic components, which ultimately increases the productivity of fruit and main crops, and ensures abundant and long-lasting flowering of ornamental plants.

Despite the fact that succinic acid for plants is an effective biological growth stimulator, it has a positive effect on the human body. For medicinal use, the drug is purchased at a pharmacy. It has an affordable price and is available in tablets.

Succinic acid is prescribed as an adjuvant in complex therapy; it is indicated:

· for diseases of the genitourinary system;

· for diabetes mellitus;

· in case of metabolic disorders;

· for nervous disorders and depressive states.

Succinic acid is included in many food additives. Without wanting to overpay, buy the drug in its pure form in tablet form. They are also suitable for caring for plants. And the doctor explains how to take succinic acid for treatment. Despite its positive qualities, it has contraindications.

When caring for plants, exceeding the dosage will not affect the general condition, so this is an ideal care product for novice flower growers and gardeners.

Succinic acid for use in the home, garden, orchard

A solution of succinic acid is used when caring for house plants, including if the plant needs emergency help. It is also used:

· for soaking seeds, cuttings, seedlings;

· to stimulate flowering;

· for the purpose of protection against diseases;

· for faster recovery after burns, frostbite, etc.

Let’s look at the most popular methods of use.

Treatment of tubers, seeds, seedlings before planting

For faster germination of potatoes and seeds, they are treated with a 1% solution of succinic acid. The seeds must be left in the solution overnight; the potato tubers are sprayed with a spray bottle before planting in open ground.

When propagating plants by cuttings, freshly cut stems are dipped in a 1% solution for a day, and then germinated in the standard way.

Seedlings are processed in two ways:

· spray the leaves with a spray bottle;

· soak the root system.

Spraying is carried out on the eve of planting plants in open ground. Soaking the root system is performed before planting for one hour. Seedlings are treated with a solution of 2% concentration.

As a result, seedlings adapt faster to a new location. And in order to stimulate the development of the root system, additional processing is performed after planting.

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