Grow House Plants Using Hydroponics – Manila Bulletin

Grow hydroponic indoor plants

Budding home gardeners with limited space have another option of growing plants at home and without soil. And that through hydroponics.

Hydroponics is an agricultural approach that involves growing crops without soil. Instead, they get their growth needs from the air and the nutrient-filled water that circulates around their roots.

When indoor plants are grown using hydroponics, they can be placed in clear glass vases or bowls without the use of growing media, eliminating dirt and debris from the area and above or underwater. Plus, gardeners can appreciate the architecture of the roots.

Almost any plant can be grown this way, but there are certain species that work well for this technique. An example is the moth orchid or the phalaenopsis. That’s how it’s done:

Carefully lift the plant out of the pot and remove the bark from the root ball. Then cut off any roots that are brown or shriveled before lowering the plant into a glass container. Lastly, fill the jar with the nutrient-filled water until it covers the lower third of the roots and only the upper third remains in the air.

The same technique can be used on species such as monsteras, philodendrons, alocasias, begonias, and even lucky bamboo.

Liquid fertilizer can also be given once a month. Let the plants absorb overnight and rinse the next day.

These are quick and straightforward approaches to a very creative indoor display that gardeners can use to enjoy their indoor hobby without worrying about space.

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