Modern potting soil is majority wood chips that are a huge source of cellulose and lignin. These organic substances require a different class of bacteria and fungi to break down. The microbes are called saprophytes. Saprophytes feed on dead material and DO NOT form symbiotic relationships with plant roots. In fact they need NITROGEN to complete this process and lack of NITROGEN can cause yellow leaves on houseplants. What other organism needs NITROGEN to grow? Right, the plant.
So what happens? We add more fertilizer because of yellow leaves so when the plant gets too dry, the salts in the fertilizer dry out and burn the roots. This further aggravates the problem and make the yellow leaves worse.
Symbiotic bacteria or Rhizobacteria form actual physical bonds with plant roots and feed the plant by converting the humic substances created by the Saprophytes into usable nutrition for the plant’s growth. Adding BioRushR plant probiotics to balance the microorganisms in the potting soil and avoid the yellow leaves that plague us all. BioRushR is a blend of beneficial Rhizobacteria and fungi to help complete the balance of a proper Soil Food Web and proper plant growth and no yellow leaves.