Frequently Asked Questions

  • Common Questions
  • What is Zeoplant?

    Zeoplant is a very effective water retaining soil additive, consisting of fully natural mineral material, treated with a special natural organic component.

  • Where is Zeoplant coming from?

    Zeoplant is a mining product from Hungary, Europe.

  • What are the components of Zeoplant?

    Zeoplant has three major components, which are common components of all good quality natural soil. Two of them are inorganic natural rock types, and one is a natural organic material which can be found in every good quality soils as well.
    1. Component: rhyolitic tuff
    2. Component: natural phyllo silicate
    3. Component: natural fibre material cellulose, which is used also as a food additive.

    Total water holding capacity (W.H.C.) of ZEOPLANT is: 420%

  • How does Zeoplant work and save (minimum) 50% irrigation water?

    The sandy soils in the Middle East have a very low water holding capacity and require an average irrigation demand of 12-15 liters per square meter daily.

    Zeoplant improves the soil structure and increases the water holding capacity of the soil to the extent that infiltration speed of irrigation water will be reduced by up to 85%. Plant roots have more time to absorb the water and loss of water through percolation is reduced drastically.

    Zeoplant reduces the evapo-transpiration through binding of the water on Zeoplant's active surface (capilars act like water tanks).

    Due to these main effects of Zeoplant the output of irrigation systems can be reduced by 50%.

  • What are the advantages of Zeoplant?
    • Zeoplant reduces the necessary quantity of irrigation water by 50%.
    • The infiltration speed of irrigation water will be reduced by up to 85%.
    • Due to its mineral origin Zeoplant just need one application and stays active in the soil for 35 to 40 years.
    • The application of Zeoplant is very simple, because it just has to be mixed with the normal soil mix which can be done in one step.
    • Plant growth is enhanced due to the high nutrient content of Zeoplant and the high CEC (cationic exchange capacity).
  • What are the savings of Zeoplant?

    Zeoplants savings benefits are as follows:

    • Irrigation water: 50%.
    • Saving of electricity for pumping of irrigation water.
    • Direct wear & tear cost savings on maintenance for pumping units & irrigation equipment.
    • Reduction of storage cost for irrigation water (minimize / eliminate tanks).
    • Reduction of chemical fertilizers during maintenance and operation through prevention of leaching. Therefore monetary savings in time, logistics, labor, spreading.
    • Healthier and faster growth of plants and crops which can be substantially proven (temperature controlled areas, i.e. Green houses and open areas) pH is reduced and EC increased which effects growth rate by providing the plants more nutrients. Zeoplant has a high CEC and contains lots of nutrients.
    • Replaces the usage of peat moss completely.
    • Reduces carbon footprint.
  • Is Zeoplant environmental friendly?

    Zeoplant is a 100% natural mineral soil additive. It is absolutely non-toxic and has no detrimental effects. Due to its high mineral and nutrient content plants will have a healthier and better growth.

  • Where can Zeoplant be used?

    Zeoplant can be used for all plant types:

    • Palm Trees
    • Trees (ornamental & fruit)
    • Lawn (Grass)
    • Shrubs
    • Ground covers
    • Climbers
    • Flowers
    • Succulents
    • Crops
    • Vegetables
  • Landscaping
  • Can Zeoplant be used for all Landscaping applications?

    Yes. Zeoplant can be applied for all kind of plants under all circumstances and conditions.

  • Does Zeoplant have any detrimental effect on plants?

    No. Zeoplant has no negative effect on any plant type.

  • Is it possible to apply Zeoplant to existing lawn?

    Yes, it is possible to apply Zeoplant to existing lawn.

    Please find below the application options:

    Option 1:
    This option proposes the complete replacement of the existing lawn in order to incorporate Zeoplant into the entire root zone homogeneously at an application rate of 3 kg/sqm.
    Advantage: Immediate water savings of minimum 50%.
    Disadvantage: Extra cost of new lawn.

    Option 2:
    This option proposes the application of Zeoplant into the existing lawn during aerification process. We can only apply 1.5 kg/sqm in the first run. By this application we will reach an immediate irrigation water reduction of 30%.
    Another 1,5 kg/sqm can be incorporated in the next aerification process a few months later to achieve a 50% water reduction.
    Advantage: No extra cost for lawn replacement.
    Disadvantage: Only 30% irrigation water reduction possible after the first application.

  • Is it possible to apply Zeoplant to existing plants?

    Yes, it is possible to apply Zeoplant to existing plants.

    For existing Palms, Trees, Shrubs and Ground Covers it is almost impossible to mix Zeoplant below the root ball due to the established roots (this is shown as the green area in the picture).

    The red part around the root ball indicates the area where Zeoplant can be mixed after plantation as well. Therefor, the sweet soil has to be excavated carefully around the root ball and mixed with Zeoplant.

  • Does Zeoplant need any re-application?

    Due to its mineral origin, Zeoplant does not need any re-application and stays active in the soil for 35 - 40 years.

  • How much Zeoplant is required for your specific project?

    Please find our application rates for Zeoplant (new plantations) as follows:

    The ideal ratio of Zeoplant should be at 3-4% mixture to the sweet soil at the roots level.

  • What is the bag size of Zeoplant?

    Delivery of the Zeoplant product is in 25kg bags for private gardens and 500kg big bags for bigger commercial projects.

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  • How long does Zeoplant last?

    Unlike other artificial products Zeoplant does not expire. We have no proven records of any loss of efficiency of Zeoplant.

  • Agriculture
  • Can Zeoplant be used with all vegetables?

    Yes. Zeoplant is 100% natural and approved by the Ministry of Agriculture of the UAE.

  • Does Zeoplant interfere with any fertilizers?

    No. Zeoplant does not interfere with fertilizers. It helps to bind nutrients in the soil and makes them longer available for the roots. Due to the reduction of irrigation water, the usage of fertilizers will be reduced because leaching will be prevented.

  • Distribution
  • Can I get Zeoplant in countries which are not listed?

    Yes. Please contact our head office in Dubai, U.A.E.

    Tel: +971 4 447 3588
    Fax: +971 4 447 3587
    Mail: info@zeoplantcom.ipage.com
    Web: www.zeoplant.com

  • Can I become a Zeoplant distribution partner for my country?

    Yes. Please contact our head office in Dubai for more detailed conversations.

    Tel: +971 4 447 3588
    Fax: +971 4 447 3587
    Mail: info@zeoplantcom.ipage.com
    Web: www.zeoplant.com

    We are constantly extending our distribution network worldwide.

Please contact us if you have any question or remark related to Zeoplant.