Hydro culture is a method of growing plants without using soil. This method involves using less water because they use substances water and growing mediums.
By using this method, you can easily multiply the plants by cuttings, but it can also be a permanent solution, suitable for minimalist décor. Choose a transparent pot that shows you the access of plant roots and as much light as they need. Below are some steps that help you to grow houseplants using hydro culture method.
Choose The Right Plant:
Bamboo is one of the common plants that can be grown easily by using hydro culture method. The easiest to grow plants in water are aromatic plants, especially basil, mint, oregano and rosemary. If you want to grow big plants, then go for ivy, philodendron or coleus.
Cut The Plants Properly:
Cutting process is quite important and the safest procedure to make sure the plant grows is to cut a twig right under the leaf. Then place the cutting in decorative bowl you have chosen for hydro culture.
Balance All The Needs Of The Plants:
Growing plants in transparent pot will not allow them to grow much, so they need special support for their growth. You can also place them in pot pebbles, glass balls or other decorative pots which will support the roots of plant that allow them to grow beautiful.
Maintain Water Levels:
Instead of cut vase flowers, the living plant that forms roots won’t dirt the water. So, it’s important to maintain stable water level by adding fresh water once in every two weeks. Use only spring water, as they add important minerals to the plant.
Change The Water Every Year:
You should completely change the water in your aquarium plant. You can cut the roots if they are too extended, but do not except the aromatic plants to live in water as much as they live in the soil. Basil usually lasts for a year, while rosemary with a lighter root can last for over 5 years in a water vase.