Wilt-Pruf®, the world's first anti-transpirant, was developed in response to the building boom after World War II. During this time, landscapers found themselves working straight through the hot summers and were forced to pay particular attention to the plants water requirements.
The original version was improved when we reformulated with pine resin in the 1970's. To this day Wilt-Pruf is privately owned and operated, used by home and professional gardeners around the world.
What Are Anti-Transpirants?
Anti-transpirants are natural compounds applied to plant leaves to reduce transpiration of moisture.
Ultraviolet rays from outdoor daylight react with our film-forming polymer, which produces a continuous flexible film that forms a coating, similar to the layers of an onion. When the top layer is removed, there are still more layers left. The same phenomenon is true with Wilt-Pruf. Over time, sun, wind, and rain cause the outside layer to wear off and powder away, causing another layer to form.
This process continues until all the layers have worn off which takes three to four months, sometimes longer depending on climatic conditions. Wilt-Pruf is the only horticulture anti-transpirant that has the ability to provide long lasting protection from harsh conditions.