Love plants? SolidWater lets them grow bigger, fuller and up to 15% faster. Also, your plants will survive up to three times longer without water, saving you time and effort by freeing up your watering schedule.Purchase now
Keeps plants growing
SolidWater is a potassium-based, polyacrylamide superabsorbent polymer. The granules absorb large amounts of water, then release it directly through the roots of the plant. Over time, the material breaks down into soil nutrients.Learn more
Land degradation caused by drought is a growing environmental concern. To restore the damage, our plan is to efficiently shake out 10-30 grams of Solidwater, plant seeds and fungi spores using cargo planes. The goal is to help the afflicted landscapes retain more moisture and recover plant life faster over the next 10 years.Our mission
Solidwater works best when you put it near the roots of the plant. The granules absorb the water that trickles down into the soil after rain or watering. On top of keeping the soil hydrated, the granules release this water directly to the plant when roots tap into the holding granules. For the plant, it will be like it struck gold: a piece of soil that stays wet and is easy to obtain water from.
SolidWater is made by polymerizing purified acryllic acid along with nitrogen, potassium, carbon and hydrogen. Plants can use the nitrogen, potassium, carbondioxide and water released during the breakdown process as a nutrient source.
The main concern during the degradation process, is that traces of acrylamide can form when reacting to radicals in its environment. Fortunately, soil microbes, mainly Bacillus Pseudomonas and Rhodococcus use the trace components as a foodsource, fully breaking it down in 1-2 weeks .
Do I still need to water my plants?
Yes. But less often because your plants now have a stash of water for themselves. With SolidWater, plants can last up to three times longer without water.
Will it work on any plant?
Yes and no. Some plants are very sensitive to over-watering, such as cacti. Keeping the roots of these plants wet constantly can cause the roots to start rotting.
How much do I need?
Per 10 grams, SolidWater absorbs 1L of water. For the best ratio, mix 1L with about 6L of soil. .
Why sell to individuals, not businesses or governments?
Price remains the biggest barrier for large scale adoption of superabsorbent polymers. Ecosystem restoration projects don't immediately generate revenue through agriculture, especially if the soil is degraded. In many cases, this makes our restoration operations financially unviable, despite being necessary. Which is why we ask for support from you guys.
During the first Gulf War, Ibrahim Al-Alim (1947-2017) found Saudi Arabia burning with oil fires. In response, he enrolled into the Polytechnical University EPFL in Switzerland to develop his Super Safe Fire-Fighting Foam. It soon turned out that the water absorbing qualities of his material had great potential for plants, too.Read story
With Ibrahim's health declining, we founded LegacyRoot with the goal of realising his dream in his stead. We decided to begin by selling SolidWater to our fellow millennials. It regularly saved our own plants, after all.Read story