Increased produce quality
NOVA GR treated Hibiscus, subsp. Palustris, grown in 4-L pots had 23.3 % more leaf dry weight, 17.7 % more stem and flower dry weight (not sign), 19.6 % more total shoot dry weight, a 27.6 % higher LAI, were 5.6 % higher (not significant), had 13.8 % more plant volume, had 6.9 % more chlorophyll (not sign), 14.3 % more nitrogen, a 15.9% higher photosynthetic rate and the same WUE as compared to the untreated control
outdoor, unprotected, 4-L pots filled with a base substrate (50 % peat + 50 % pumice), optimal growing conditions
Hibiscus, Hibiscus moscheutos L.
Blended in substrate before transplanting
1.9 kg/dm³ substrate
Application of municipal biowaste derived products in Hibiscus cultivation: Effect on leaf gaseous exchange activity, and plant biomass accumulation and quality