the ancient Romans grew indoor plants in their villas. The method
they used then hardly differs from conventional soil culture as
practiced today. Then, as today, the general view was that having a
green thumb was the decisive factor in whether plants could be made
to grow or not.
It is indeed a tricky business to maintain a
biological balance in a plant pot over a long period of time. The
soil, which starts out as an ideal plant substrate, breaks down over
time and starts to show an increase in unwanted materials depending
on the quality of the water given and the
Watering is also a complicated matter. If the soil contains too much
water it becomes acidic and waterlogged. Because of the resulting
shortage of oxygen the roots will rot and soon afterwards the whole
plant will wither and slowly die. On the other hand, if not enough
water is given, the soil becomes encrusted and the plant dries up
Hydroculture offers a simple, effective alternative to these
difficulties. Growers are relieved of the constant worry of watering
and fertilising errors, leaving you free to decorate your house with
living greenery in a trouble free way.
from simplifying plant care, surely one of the biggest advantages is
the decreased watering frequency. Plant reservoirs need only to
topped up one to three times a month, depending on container size.
Virtually any plant can be taken
from its dirt-filled pot and placed in a Highlife
The only difference for the plant is that it will then receive
nutrients through the water instead of through the soil. Once a
plant is grown hydroponically, however, it can never go back to
being grown in soil. Another tip: The younger the plant, the more
easily it will adapt to hydroculture.
up, we can say that to grow indoors plants under usual conditions,
Highlife Hydroculture is the ideal method.