In Highlife Hydroculture, soil is replaced with LECA (Light Expanded
Clay Aggregate). LECA is a natural product and is perfect for
allergy sufferers as it is clean and hygienic, so bacteria, fungus
and soil diseases have little chance of existing. With hydroculture
you don't have to live without plants any longer.
The System Consists of the
pot that is water tight and will hold the nutrient solution.
The outer pots are available in
ceramic, plastic, glass, stone
pot that is the heart of the hydro system and fits neatly
inside the outer pot. The culture pot is of special design. It has a
concave bottom so only the outer portion of the pot makes contact
with the outer pot and the nutrient solution. The culture pot has
slits all around the lower portion of the pot for maximum air flow
through the growing medium and
-The growing medium is a high fired
clay called LECA
(Light Expanded Clay Aggregate) which provides support, oxygen
and capillary action to move the
nutrient evenly throughout the roots.
LECA provides the necessary
support for the plant and at the same time absorb the correct amount
of water and oxygen. This optimal ratio of water and
oxygen ensures healthy, beautiful plants.
-Last, but not least, is the
indicator. It fits neatly into the
culture pot and will indicate when to water and how much to water.
It also acts as a handle to remove the culture pot so you can leach
the medium and root zone once a month with tepid running water.