The soiless system
Why Hydroculture?

Why Hydroculture?

  • Cleaner
  • Environmentally friendly – no peat based composts
  • Fewer replacements
  • No soil borne pests
  • Ideal for sterile environments – hospitals etc.

What is Hydroculture?

Hydroculture is a method of growing plants without the use of soil.

Put simply, hydroculture is essentially growing plants in water, hence hydro (water) culture (growing). Instead of compost, the root system is supported by clay granules and then water fills the gaps.

More technically, hydroculture takes careful management of water levels so as to ensure oxygen still reaches the root zone periodically. In addition, essential nutrients have to be administered and controlled to maintain healthy, strong foliage.

Botanical work with traditional planting methods such as compost and also more recently hydroculture. Although hydroculture is by no means new technology, we believe it’s the future. Our trials have proven that hydroculture displays respond better in artificial environments such as offices and have fewer problems.

As a consequence we have found the plants to be stronger and require replacing less frequently.