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burraganesh
Hyderabad
India
(Zone 12b)

January 4, 2012
8:10 AM

Post #8954094

Hi friends I came to know that Talcum poweder is Magnesium silicate.Could this be applied to pot plants?.

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

January 19, 2012
11:05 AM

Post #8974255

Do you mean "potted plants", or cannabis? I think the administrators here don't want us to discuss the later.

I would expect Magnesium silicate to be very insoluble, so that it would not release any Mg to the plants.

I usually use "Epsom Salts" (Magnesium Sulfate) if I want to add Mg. Or Dolomite lime (MG - Ca - Carbonate) if the soil would benefit from being less acid.

I hope this helps.

postmandug

postmandug
Bardstown, KY
(Zone 6a)

January 19, 2012
11:12 AM

Post #8974263

Corey maybe the latter is legal in India!!!

Doug

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

January 19, 2012
1:15 PM

Post #8974477

(sigh) But it's just too hot to move there!

I used to foliar-spray MgSO4 or chelated iron when certain plants showed red petioles and some pale leaves I don't know which deficiency it was, but I knew how to cure it.

Corey

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 7, 2012
7:39 AM

Post #9033165

it may be the choice of verbal designations and not any particular plants he was asking about, chuckl

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