About Fasilitor

As the flagship of the Aptus product lineup, Fasilitor is extremely concentrated, pure, and fast acting.

While it is a silica-based solution, it is unlike any other silica product on the market. Fasilitor’s exclusive formula works by promoting the formation of robust plant cell walls. As a result, plants grown with Fasilitor tend to have thick plant tissue accompanied with solid stems and branches.

The Aptus-exclusive stabilized concentration of silica allows for fast response against abiotic and biotic stress factors (environmental and pests), shorter internodal spacing, and is highly available to the plant.

How To Use Fasilitor

Add Fasilitor to the water in your reservoir first before any other products. Failure to do so will result in a reduction of available silica for your plants.

Dilution Instructions

  • Use throughout the vegetative and flowering phases of plant growth at the rate of 0.5ml per gallon or 3ml per 5 gallons.
  • Use at the rate of 2ml per gallon for targeted foliar application
  • Use at the rate of 1 ml per gallon with your feed during the onset of flowering to help prevent stretching.

Fasilitor Education

Potassium silicate is a plant-available silica that’s easily moved to needed areas within the plant including signs of insect attack, cell wall, and tissue formation. In addition, Fasilitor’s formula works to provide Boron (B) throughout the plant’s tissue which is the precursor for cell formation, movement of plant energy (sugars), and setting flowers.

The third and final trace mineral in Fasilitor is molybdenum. Molybdenum is an essential component of enzymatic processes within the plant that convert nitrates into compounds used to manufacture amino acids, convert inorganic phosphorus into organic forms within the plant, and is also crucial to bacteria that fix atmospheric nitrogen into your soil.

Fasilitor in Action

In this study done by Aptus with our research partners, it was made apparent that plants treated with Fasilitor showed additional resistance to fungal infection versus non-treated plants. See the top image of a plant with Fasilitor and the bottom picture of a plant that was not treated with Aptus Fasilitor.

We do not make claims of Aptus Fasilitor being used as a fungicide. If you have fungal infections already, seek an appropriate plant-safe fungicide.

During testing of Fasilitor by Aptus and our international research partners, we observed how plants can utilize silica should it be in a mobile, plant-available form. In this shot, we can see under the microscope the plant mobilizing silica to the initial sites of attack by fungal spores.

Here is an interesting image! Although Aptus Fasilitor does not contain active ingredients to kill, harm, or directly deter insects so we wanted to see if Fasilitor could give plants additional protection against pests.

In this image, Aptus sponsored the treatment of a field of sugarcane with Fasilitor. By catching the insects in both the treated and untreated plots, it was documented that the captured stalk borer larvae had their teeth filed down quickly against the Fasilitor treated plot.

The proof is in the pudding as they say. Here we have treated two plants of the same species grown in the same conditions. One sample has been treated with Aptus Fasilitor and one has not.

Under the x-ray, we can see clearly that the silica from Fasilitor lends to thicker cell walls resulting in more robust plant tissue.