WHAT IS HYDROCULTURE ?
Hydroculture (sometimes called hydroponic-culture or hydro-culture), is a system of cultivation of plants without the use of soil but it is the low-end of growing plants in water. It was particularly used for indoor tropical houseplants or plants used in office or home interiorscape. Hydroculture is easy to care and maintain, compared to plants grown in soil. At the same time it guaranteeing a thriving and healthy growth of the plants plus, it was superior than those plants cultivated in soil. This is because growing in a hydroculture gives it an excellent setting for plant development.
The term hydroculture is restricted to hydroponics as applied to ornamental plants. It has been used widely as the preferred method for growing tropical plants in Europe. It is also referred to as passive hydroponic system. Tropical plants thrive in this system, although just about any plant can be trained in . In Hydroculture system, plants draw their nourishment from water and the mineral salts contained in it since water is the basis of life.
Hydroculture is confused at times with self-watering pots. Although they share some similarities – both systems ease the task of providing the plant with the appropriate amount of water – there are significant differences. Hydroculture does not include soil, at all. It has gone one step further and replaced the soil with a more steril medium:expanded clay.
DO YOU KNOW?
Statistics show that people spend:
- 22 hours per day in closed indoor areas:
- 8 hours in working areas;
- 7 hours in living spaces;
- 7 hours in sleeping rooms
This shows the importance of the indoor-climate for the health and the well-being.
WHY HYDROCULTURE IS IMPORTANCE?
DO YOU KNOW?
According to NASA’s studies, the entire building materials contribute to the phenomenon known as “sick building syndrome”.
The research done by NASA has covered that most of the building nowadays is contributing to the “sick building syndrome”. The sick building syndrome was cause by plastics tree, electric matters, and electronic because these materials produce formaldehyde, carbon dioxide. This syndrome will effects human health.
DO YOU KNOW??
The analysis from the university and NASA shows that a 30 square meter room can be cleansed by 3 to 6 hydroculture plants acting as natural pollution filters (1-2 plants per 100 square feet). These day people chose man-made air cleaners as an effective ways to prevent indoor air pollution. But, now people must thing of the natural air cleaners that are more effective than the man-made air cleaners. This Mother Nature(hydroculture) was providing us the best cure and natural solution because “Houseplants is The Lungs of the Earth”. In homes, working areas, offices or any indoor space, the air can be polluted by the evaporation of construction materials, furniture, carpeting, electric appliances or tobacco-smoke. By now it has been proven that plants function as a biological filter for pollutants.
HOW TO START HYDROCULTURE?
It is very simple, just prepare these items:-
1. Hydroculture Plants
Every plants is suitable for hydroculture. The plants that are truly the greatest candidates for hydroculture are ‘foliage’ plants or ‘tropicals’ or what you may call ‘green’ plants. Examples of these are Ficus, Aglaonema, Dieffenbachia, Pothos, Philodendron, etc. I think you get the picture. Along with these there are also flowering plants that do extremely well in hydroculture such as Spathiphyllum (Peace Lily), Hibiscus, Euphorbia (thrives in hydroculture!) and African Violets. (Source: http://waterroots.com/theplants.htm)
2. Glass Jar
The glass jar must be suitable for the plants that you wants to put on.
3. Liquid Fertilizer
Liquid Fertilizer is one of the most importance items that you need because liquid fertilizer helps the roots and the plants to grow better in the water. Meanwhile, it provides nutrient for the root.
How to plant hydroculture?
1. Remove the plant from its vase.
2. Carefully remove the soils from the roots. Wash the roots with water until clean.
3. Put the plant into the glass jar.If the plant did not stand stable, put small stones inside the glass jar.
4. Prepare the liquid fertilizer. Just add 2 liter of water with a cap of our 125ml GreenEden Liquid Fertilizer.
5. Pour the mix of the liquid fertilizer into the glass jar and put your favorite hydroculture plants inside it. Make sure the roots are not fully immerse to make sure the roots breathe.
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