Lithovit is the first CO2 foliar fertilizer that can be used successfully outdoors as well as under glass. It consists of calcium carbonate supplemented by numerous important micro-nutrients.
Most Lithovit particles are so small (< 10 μm) that they can be absorbed directly through the stomata of the plant‘s foliage. Inside the leaves, the Lithovit® particles break down and release CO2 in particular, but also other substances as well.
Diagrammatic representation of how Lithovit works
The low CO2 content of normal air (0.04 vol.%) means that most cultivated plants fail to achieve an optimum level of photosynthesis. Assuming that temperature conditions are favourable and there is a suffi cient supply of nutrients and water, the maximum level of photosynthesis is achieved at around 0.1 vol.% CO2.
The use of the Lithovit® CO2 outdoor fertilizer can thus improve the photosynthesis performance. In addition, the effect is further enhanced by the micronutrients contained in Lithovit®.