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  • Highly Absorbent Crystals
  • Great For Water Loving Plants
  • Minimum Water Loss During Watering
  • Crystals Soak Up Hundreds Of Times Their Own Weight In Water
  • 200g Tub

Stay Wet is made from absorbent crystals that rapidly soak up hundreds of times their own weight in volume of water, which acts as a water store. Meaning you won't have to water your water hungry plants as often. Mix the crystals with compost or soil to help your plant's base stay damp for much longer.

Stay Wet can be used in hanging baskets, planters, grow bags and for general use in the garden for new trees or shrub plantings.

Full description


Fast acting water absorbent granules, Stay Wet can rapidly absorb hundreds of times their own volume of water, acting as a reservoir for plant roots growing in treated media.

Its rapid action ensures minimum water loss during watering and re-watering.

Stay Wet:

Ideal for use in hanging baskets and planters
Mix with compost at planting time
Crystals absorb and release moisture.
Stay Wet can be added to dry compost or pre-wetted as a gel. If pre-hydrating, place the contents of the sachet in a bucket and add 1.5 litres of water before stirring.

In addition to usage in hanging baskets and planters, Stay Wet can be used in growbags, or used in the garden for new tree or shrub plantings in containers.

How To Use

Hanging Baskets, Tubs & Containers

Mix evenly into compost media using a trowel or by hand and water well after planting, seed sowing etc. For Best results fill the basket or container 3/4 full with compost and mix in the appropriate quantity of stay wet. Fill the rest of the container with standard compost.

Application Rates:

Type of Container         | Container Size               | Teaspoons

Pots, tubs and baskets   | 30-40cm (12-16inch)      | 1.25-2.5

Window Boxes                 | Per 30cm (12inch) run   | 1.25

Compost                           | Per 10 litres                     | 1.25

Pre-Planted Baskets, Tubs and Containers

Make several holes in the surface of the container around the plants and fill the holes with Stay Wet. Use 1/4 to 1/2 a teaspoon per hole.

New Plantings

Use 10g (2.5 teaspoons) worked into 10 litres of soil or compost and re-fill the hole surrounding the rootball.

Safety Information

General Precautions

  • Wear gloves when handling compost
  • Store away from children & pets
  • May be harmful if swallowed
  • Keep container tightly closed in a dry place
  • Do not breathe dust
  • Sweep up spillages which become slippery when wet

Eye contact

Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Seek medical attention.

Skin contact

Immediately wash with soap and water. If skin irritation occurs consult a doctor.


Wash out mouth with water and seek medical advice.


Remove to fresh air.


Soils & Composts
Application Method
By Hand
Product Type
Plant Food & Fertiliser