Aptus Base Nutrient: Simplify Your Plant Growth Journey

Aptus Base Nutrient is a 1-part, liquid fertiliser designed for use from the beginning of vegetative growth until the end of the fruiting and flowering phase. Easy to use and effective, it simplifies your nutrient management by eliminating the need for multiple fertiliser bottles. Aptus Base Nutrient is available in 1L, 5L, and 10L sizes, compatible with various growing methods and suitable for a wide pH range.

Features and Benefits

  • 1-part liquid fertiliser: Streamlines nutrient management, saving time and effort by not requiring multiple bottles.
  • Complete nutrient solution: Covers all stages from vegetative growth to fruiting and flowering, ensuring optimal growth and yield.
  • Low dilution ratios: Offers efficient nutrient delivery without overloading your plants or causing nutrient burns.
  • High mineral stability: Compatible with a wide pH range, ensuring steady nutrient release and uptake by your plants.
  • Easy-to-use: Simply add as needed according to guidelines without the worry of complex dosing schedules.

How to Use

  1. Shake the Aptus Base Nutrient bottle well before using.
  2. Add 1 ml per litre of water throughout your plants' growth cycle. Increase up to a maximum of 2 ml per litre if needed.
  3. Monitor and adjust the pH of your nutrient solution as required to maintain optimal nutrient delivery.
  4. Apply the nutrient solution regularly, providing enough water to fully saturate the root zone.

Aqua Gardening Suggests These are Best For

Aptus Base Nutrient is perfect for plant growers who appreciate simplicity and efficiency in their nutrient management, whether they are beginners or experienced gardeners. It is suitable for use in hydroponic systems, soil, coco coir, and other growing mediums. It is ideal for those looking to streamline their plant growth process from vegetative to flowering stages without compromising quality and yield.


How do I use Aptus Base Nutrient throughout my plants' growth cycle?

Using Aptus Base Nutrient is simple. Just add it at a rate of 1 ml per litre throughout your plants' growth cycle, from the beginning of vegetative growth until the end of the fruiting and flowering phase. You can increase the rate to a maximum of 2 ml per litre if needed.

Can I use Aptus Base Nutrient for both the vegetative and flowering stages of my plants?

Yes, Aptus Base Nutrient is a versatile, one-part liquid fertiliser that works well for both the vegetative and flowering stages of your plants. There's no need to purchase separate products for different stages.

Is Aptus Base Nutrient suitable for various growing methods?

Absolutely. Aptus Base Nutrient is designed to work well with any growing method. Its high mineral stability ensures compatibility with a wide pH range, making it suitable for different growing environments.

What are the benefits of using Aptus Base Nutrient compared to other competitors?

The main advantage of using Aptus Base Nutrient is its simplicity and cost-effectiveness. Unlike other competitors that require up to four separate bottles, Aptus Base Nutrient is a one-part nutrient solution that covers vegetative growth to the end of fruiting and flowering. It also offers low dilution ratios and high mineral stability throughout a wide pH range.

Can I use Aptus Base Nutrient with other nutrient supplements?

Yes, you can combine Aptus Base Nutrient with other nutrient supplements to create a customised feeding regimen for your plants. However, always follow the manufacturer's guidelines to ensure proper usage and avoid overfeeding.

How long will a bottle of Aptus Base Nutrient last?

The longevity of an Aptus Base Nutrient bottle depends on the size you purchase (1L, 5L, or 10L) and your usage rate. As a general guideline, using the recommended rate of 1 ml per litre should give you an indication of how many litres of nutrient solution you'll be able to create with each bottle.

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