Frequently Asked Questions
Top questions from our customers:
» How does ALGOplus work?
» Is ALGOplus organic?
» What is the difference between the plant specific formulations?
» Why is Algoplus's NPK formulation lower than other fertilizers?
» Can I mix my All Purpose formula with my Houseplant formula?
» Are Algoplus fertilizers safe for the environment?
» What is the difference between certified organic and natural fertilizers?
» Can Algoplus fertilizers be used in my organic garden?
» Can Algoplus's liquid fertilizers be used in hydroponic garden systems?
» How do I use the liquid Algoplus fertilizers?
» How many gallons of fertilizer does one bottle of Algoplus make?
» Can Algoplus liquid fertilizers be used to foliar feed?
» Is Algoplus safe to use on my lawn and new seedlings?
» Where can I buy Algoplus in my neighborhood?
» How do I become a wholesaler/distributor for Algoplus products?
How does Algoplus work?
Algoplus is pure, complete, balanced, easily assimilated and easy to use.
Algoplus works by encouraging rapid cell multiplication using the optimal ratio of 3 major elements, along with macro and micronutrients with a 100% mineral base.
It contains no chlorides, no carbonates, and no sodium to ensure optimum root assimilation with absolutely no root burn.
See Why Use Algoplus? for more information.
Is ALGOplus Fertilizer organic?
ALGOplus fertilizers are not certified organic by the USDA but our ingredients are extracted from naturally occurring minerals.
What does this mean? There can be quite a bit of confusion of the term organic when applied to fertilizers and gardening techniques. The problem is related to corporate marketing terms with little meaning coupled with label requirements for USDA Organic Standards.
True organic fertilizers are minimally processed plant or animal sources such as manure, human waste (biosolids), or compost. The nutrients remain bound in their natural forms rather than being extracted. Organic fertilizer nutrients are slowly released over a period of days to months since it takes time to break down the nutrients in order for the plant to digest it. As organic fertilizers break down, they improve the structure of the soil and increase its ability to hold water and nutrients. These types of fertilizers act as soil conditioners, improving the health and productivity of soil and encouraging plant growth
Conventional fertilizers are typically derived from either naturally occurring minerals, air, or ocean deposits by an extraction method or they are synthetically produced. Organic or natural commercially available fertilizers are made from plant and animal sources, or from rock/mineral powders. Proper pH balance ensures the nutrients in these fertilizers are readily available for immediate plant digestion.
When properly used, both types of fertilizing are healthy and can be useful depending on the needs of your plants. This is because the nutrients are identical in organic and conventional fertilizers.
Organic gardening, also known as biologically balanced gardening, cultivates an ecofriendly environment by enriching soil, plants and beneficial insects by limiting, preferrably avoiding the use of pesticides and only using products that nurture your garden soil and organisms in it.
Organic gardening is no longer a fad. Everyone wants the food we eat and serve our families to be safe and healthy. Here at ALGOplus, we support organic gardening with all of our products and gardening tips to help you acheive the best possible garden for you and your family.
What is the difference between the plant specific formulations?
Each specific plants needs differ from that of other plants depending on many factors including flowering, fruiting, root type as well as many other considerations. Plants can survive with only water, carbon dioxide and sunlight, but they also need minerals to grow and thrive.
Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium (N-P-K) represent the percentage of nutrients contained in the fertilizer and is designed to meet the specific plants nutrient needs.
Nitrogen is important to stimulate growth rate and to "green up" the foliage so that it can process nutrients more efficiently. Phosphorus, the middle number, stimulates root growth. And Potassium, the last number, stimulates flowering and fruiting.
For example, the Algoplus Tomato formula has a NPK ratio of 4N - 6P - 8K. The higher Phosphate (K) encourages the blooming and fruition of the tomatoes for better yields from your garden. While Algoplus's Houseplant formulation of 6N - 5P - 6K discourages abundant root growth, which can cause potted plants to get root bound.
Choosing the right formulation and properly following the feeding instructions can make the difference between a successful, healthy plant, or quite potentially causing more harm than good. At Algoplus, we have a variety of formulations available to meet your plants needs with easy mixing formulas to get bigger, better, healthier blooms and yields.
Visit our Online Store and view the "Description" and "How it Works" tabs for more plant specific formulation information.
Why is Algoplus's NPK formulation lower than other commercial fertilizers?
The NPK value in our fertilizers provide the exact amount plants use... no more, no less. This means that ALL the nutrients in ALGOplus are absorbed by the plants root system and no nutrients remain in the soil.
Excessive nutrients than necessary can cause the remaining nutrients to remain in the soil, causing the roots to burn. Algoplus provides exactly what is needed by the plant in order for it to grow in the best possible conditions. Algoplus only uses the purest nutrients, balanced perfectly to allow the plant to absorb all the nutrients in sufficient quantities, without any risk of blocking or burning its roots.
Can I mix my All Purpose formula with my Houseplant formula?
Its perfectly safe to mix your All Purpose formula with your Houseplant formula for use on your outdoor plants.
Are Algoplus fertilizers safe for the environment?
Absolutely! Algoplus is an all natural formulation of the purest ingredients available to ensure the safest possible fertilizer for your family, animals, plants and the environment.
What is the difference between certified organic and natural fertilizers?
The only difference between the terms organic and natural is that certified organic fertilizers are those drawn from natural sources and must meet the standards of the USDA before they can be listed as organic.
Can Algoplus fertilizers be used in my organic garden?
Yes, Algoplus fertilizers can be used in your organic garden. Fertilizers are natural-born nutrients that plants can digest: "plant food." Fertilizers are not toxic. The main nutrients in most fertilizers - nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium - are naturally found on the land and in the air. In fact, these nutrients in fertilizers are the same as those in foods we eat and in our bodies.
In addition to the basic natural ingredients, Algoplus is 100% mineral based, with NO harmful chemicals, NO environmental impact, and NO color or odor!
Can Algoplus's liquid fertilizers be used in hydroponic garden systems?
Because Algoplus uses the purest natural ingredients available for formulation, our fertilizers are an ideal source of nutrients for all hydroponic garden plants. It is also completely safe for all aquatic animals.
How do I use the liquid Algoplus fertilizers?
Add one capful (fill to indicator line) of Algoplus per gallon of water and water away! No need to change the usual frequency of water, no messes to clean up, and no blue stains! Simple!
How many gallons of fertilizer does one bottle of Algoplus make?
A single bottle makes more than 100 gallons of solution!
Can Algoplus liquid fertilizers be used to foliar feed?
Yes! Just add a 1/2 capful per gallon of water. Then spray directly onto the foliage.
Is Algoplus safe to use on my lawn and new seedlings?
Algoplus is perfectly safe and beneficial for your lawn and is safe for your seedlings. In fact, check out our Complete Lawn Care to improve the look of your lawn in as little as one application!
Where can I buy Algoplus in my neighborhood?
Visit our Online Store or see our list of Algoplus Retailers to find a location near you.
How do I become a wholesaler/distributor for Algoplus products?
Please use the Contact form or call us at (800) 714-4384.
Please see our Myth vs. Reality page for more information about plant fertilizers or use our Contact Form to send us an email.