What is Hydroculture?
Hydroculture, also known as passive hydroponics, is a method of growing plants without the use of soil. Developed in Europe 40 years ago, hydroculture uses water-absorbent, high-fired clay pebbles called hydrocorns to support the plant and provide water or nutrient solution to its roots. In the absence of soil, this plant culture method offers a very clean, pest-free and allergy-safe way of growing INDOOR plants as they beautify and give life to the environment in the living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms and comfort rooms of houses and condominium units, as well as in offices, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, and other public places.
Advantages of Hydroculture over Soil
- It is Cleaner- No Soil, No Dirt, No Mess
As soil is not used, a clean, hygienic and odorless environment is attained.
- It is Safer – No Pests, No Diseases, No Allergies
Exposure to soil pests, diseases and allergies is completely eliminated.
- It requires Less Care and Maintenance.
Watering is less frequent, making plant care simple and easy. The pebbles are very porous and they retain enough water to keep the roots moist for a few days even if the outer pot dries up.
- It reduces Air Pollutants.
Hydroculture plants clean the air by absorbing interior pollutants like formaldehyde, benzol, phenol and nicotine that are released by paints, wax and other building materials. Moreover they effectively neutralize the phenomenon known as “sick building syndrome”.
- It produces Healthier Plants.
Hydroculture provides the best setting for healthy plant growth, making the plants stronger than soil-based plants.