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Drought-Proof Crystals Protect Plants for 5 Years

  • Reduce watering chores and ensure plants get the water they need, when they need it
  • Protect valuable landscape plants the way that pros do
  • Also highly effective for container-grown plants
  • Works for five years, then breaks down into fertilizer, not salt

Commercial landscapers rely on Terra-Sorb to protect plants in heat-stressed, drought-prone situations such as city parks and traffic medians. These non-toxic crystals absorb up to 200 times their weight in water, then release it gradually as plants need it. And because it contains potassium-based polymers instead of sodium-based, it breaks down into fertilizer instead of soil-damaging salts.

  • Mix in 1 pound per 100 square feet in the garden; 1 teaspoon per dry gallon of soil in containers
  • Super-absorbent hydrogel (potassium-based polymers)

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Terra-Sorb
 
4.7

(based on 188 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Conserves water (159)
  • Easy to use (26)
  • Weather proof (13)
  • A little goes a long way (3)
  • Time saver (3)

Cons

  • Inefficient (3)

Best Uses

  • Outdoor garden (143)
  • Household plants (112)
  • Hanging baskets (5)
  • Outdoor pots (5)
  • Container gardening (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (133), Getting started (28), Master gardener (18), Professional landscaper (4)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great product for hot climates

By Deb

from Hamburg, Arkansas

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Conserves Water
  • Easy To Use
  • Keeps Moisture Level Even
  • Saves Time Spent Watering
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Easier To Maintain Plants
    • Household Plants
    • Outdoor Garden

    Comments about Terra-Sorb:

    I add this product to all my potted plants. I live in a very hot climate, and this keeps the moisture level even and reduces the time I spend watering. I also add it to the hole before I plant caladiums, since they love moisture and when the temperature hits over 100, its not easy to keep things moist. I buy the large container and it lasts me for two years, even though I have many pots and flower beds.

     
    5.0

    Terra-Sorb is a must for gardens

    By Cari

    from Capac, Micigan

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Conserves Water
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Household Plants
      • Outdoor Garden

      Comments about Terra-Sorb:

      Terra-Sorb is easy to use and will your plants of all kinds make it through the dry stretches.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fabulous! I LOVE these!

      By Floralgal

      from Elizabeth, CO

      About Me Master Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Conserves Water
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hanging baskets
        • Patio pots

        Comments about Terra-Sorb:

        *My best hint for using these crystals is to SOAK THEM FIRST! I keep a bucket with a lid for these - put in a few maybe 1/4 cup and fill the bucket half full or more with water and let them expand until they look like big clear ice (amazing how much they soak up) - before I mix them into my potting soil. So I never get too much volume which might overflow the pot.*
        These crystals are fabulous for sunny patio pots and hanging baskets that were impossible to keep watered in the hot Colorado summer sun. I love annual gardens and plant about a dozen pots every year. Later in the summer, when the plants are fully grown and the sun is at it's hottest, even watering twice a day couldn't prevent wilting and drying. But now, with these crystals once a day is usually enough to keep my pots in perfect lush condition - even my driest and most difficult huge clay pot! Now with Terra-Sorb ...Success! Love that they break down into safe fertilizer also!

         
        5.0

        Terra-Sorb

        By Koukla

        from Miami, FL

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Conserves Water

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Household Plants

          Comments about Terra-Sorb:

          Keeps my houseplants alive when I am away from my house.

           
          5.0

          Terra-Sorb in Every Pot

          By GlennPosh

          from Denver,Colorado

          About Me Master Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Conserves Water
          • Easy To Use
          • Precise Spout

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Terra-Sorb:

              Helps cut down on Watering

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              great idea

              By Knoxville gardener

              from Knoxville, TN

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Conserves Water
              • Stabilizes Rain - No Rain
              • Weather Resistant

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Household Plants
                • Outdoor Garden

                Comments about Terra-Sorb:

                Helpful for garden flowers that get water, and then don't. Or houseplants on their own for awhile. If uncertain how much to use, test a few grains in tablespoon of water, wait short while.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Saves plants

                By Dancing Gardener

                from Mobile, Alabama

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Conserves Water
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Can Overuse

                Best Uses

                • Container gardens
                • Outdoor Garden

                Comments about Terra-Sorb:

                Old tree roots in my yard force me to use containers to expand my garden. This product decreases the number of times I have to water the containers as they tend to dry out easily. Helpful when I am out of town visiting family.

                I did find it difficult to add to established containers as it is best applied around the roots.

                 
                4.0

                Terra-Sorb Saves Plants

                By ddchemist

                from Lake Villa, IL

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Conserves Water
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoor Garden

                  Comments about Terra-Sorb:

                  I have a deck garden and using Terra-Sorb helps plants that normally dry out quickly during hot summer months. It gives them a better chance of survival.

                   
                  5.0

                  A magic pearl

                  By Carri

                  from Capac, Micigan

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Conserves Water
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lasts for Years
                  • Only A Little Bit Needed

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Household Plants
                    • Outdoor Garden

                    Comments about Terra-Sorb:

                    Not much is needed to keep plants well watered. Keeps working for several years.

                    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    i dont like it

                    By lamplighter

                    from ny

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Inefficient

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Terra-Sorb:

                        After a big rain the crystals expanded so much that they killed all my plant

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