Mycorrhizae, from myco - fungus and rhiza - root, are fungus that associate with the roots of a growing plant. These fungi almost always have a mutually beneficial (symbiotic) relationship with the plants near them. The fungus derive carbohydrates (sugars) from the roots of the plant, that has been produced by the plants leaves through photosynthesis. The plant in exchange gains a huge water and nutrient absorption system with the mycorrhizae. The mycorrhizae also may help with absorption of phosphorus, a nutrient absolutely essential to the development of the energy containing molecule (ATP) in plants.In fact, mycorrhizae can expand the water collecting ability of the plant several hundred times. For this reason, plants with mycorrhizae are more drought resistant.
The Waterboxx was designed to be used with mycorrhizae. Since the Waterboxx allows planting of trees and other plants in extremely dry soil, the mycorrhizae can further increase water absorption by the plant. If planting in soil that currently doesn't support much plant life, you may want to consider purchasing high quality mycorrhizae.
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