Spongelei Water Retention Crystals 1 lb. (454g)


Absorbs and releases water in soil.
Ideal for all plantings, indoor and outdoor: containers, baskets, trees, shrubs, vegetables, flower beds, greenhouses, and turf.

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  • Reduces water stress in plants and helps protect plants during hot weather or drought
  • Ideal for indoor and outdoor plants
  • Helps prevent over-and under-watering
  • Crystals swell to absorb water
  • Environmentally friendly, biodegrading into potassium, CO2, and water.
  • Contains no harmful by-products or acrylamides; 100 % pesticide free


How To Apply


Spongelei™ is a product used as a delivery system to release water into all types of potting soil. It absorbs water, similar to a sponge and slowly releases moisture as the surrounding soil dries out.

Directions For Use:

Mix half-rate Spongelei™ throughout planting hole and amend backfill with remaining half. Irrigate immediately after planting until saturation is reached.

Use Spongelei™ at lower rates:

  1. For plants requiring less water
  2. For mixtures with substrates / soil types with higher water capacity

Use Spongelei™ at higher rates:

  1. For plants requiring more water
  2. For plants which have to endure longer periods between irrigation intervals
  3. For plants which have to survive high temperatures and low rainfall
  4. For mixtures with substrates / soil types with low water capacity

Storage And Disposal

Store in dry, closed container. PRECAUTIONARY STATEMENTS: CAUTION: Handle Spongelei™ as a mild irritant. Do not inhale. Inhalation may cause irritation of the upper respiratory tract. Inhalation toxicology studies on similar polyacrylates, using very small respirable particles, produced inflammatory tissue responses in the lungs. Avoid contact with the eyes. Wash thoroughly after handling. Dispose of according to state and local

Contains Non-plant Food Ingredients Active Ingredients:

99.7% Potassium Polyacrylate

Inert Ingredients:

0.3% un-reacted monomers

Not for use as a fertilizer substitute. Information regarding the contents and levels of metals in the product is available on the internet at: http://www.aapfco.org/metals.html

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