Choosing the right fertilizer is crucial for hydroponic plants. Because unlike plants in conventional substrate, plants in hydroponics lack the nutrients they need for optimal growth. The right dosage and composition of the fertilizer is therefore important here in order to obtain a healthy and strong plant. Here you will find out what factors to consider when choosing the best liquid fertilizer for hydroponic and non-hydroponic plants.
Hydroponics in houseplants
Indoor plants in hydroculture are plants that do not grow in potting soil, but are fixed in a solution of water with nutrients and expanded clay. This cultivation in water is suitable for most types of plants.
To grow your green plants from soil into a hydroponic system, you need a planter and an inner pot, fill them with minerals like expanded clay, and plant your plant. It is important to clean the roots beforehand and to place a water level indicator in the pot after watering. There must always be enough water in the pot for the plant to survive. The mineral substrate provides the plant with support, but does not supply it with nutrients. That is why you always have to add main nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium as well as trace elements to the water. That is why the water in hydroponics is also called nutrient solution.
Hydroponics, on the other hand, describes the cultivation of useful plants in a nutrient solution.
Mineral substrate: plant granules such as perlite, lava and Co.
With semi-hydroculture, the plants are placed in a special culture medium. The plant is not completely in a water solution.
The substrate in a semi-hydroponic culture often consists of a mixture of minerals such as pumice, perlite, lava or clay beads, which have a porous structure and can store water and possibly nutrients. The plant roots grow into the substrate and absorb the required active ingredients and water. Excess is collected in the water reservoir and can be taken up by the roots when needed.
Advantages of semi-hydroponics over hydroponics are that it allows good drainage and aeration of the roots, which reduces the risk of root rot and ensures a constant supply of moisture and nutrients to the plants. Plant care is also simplified because the water does not have to be topped up as often.
What are fertilizers and why should you fertilize?
The use of fertilizer is especially important for houseplants as they live in limited space and are unable to obtain enough nutrients naturally. Fertilizers can also help plants grow larger leaves, prolong flowering times, increase leaf green, and increase their resistance to disease and pests.
With green plants such as Monstera, Philodendron and Co. in hydro or semi-hydroculture, the use of fertilizers is of even greater importance, since non-
Cultivate plants in nutrient solution
In contrast to soil, expanded clay or other mineral substrates provide little or no nutrients - that's why you should use a liquid fertilizer with every watering of your many plants in hydroponics and semi-hydroponics.
For hydroponics are
When buying natural fertilizers for semi-hydro and hydroponics, care must be taken that the nutrients have been properly prepared to ensure good availability of the dissolved nutrients for the plants and thus ensure good growth.
All FARBIO® fertilizers can be used for hydroponics and will not burn the roots! The FARBIO® NPK organic liquid fertilizer for green plants is very well suited to providing your plants with the essential main nutrients.
If you are using distilled water and thus have a completely sterile culture, then you should also include the mixture
A great alternative: foliar fertilizer for hydroponic plants
Foliar fertilization is a quick and easy form of liquid fertilization and a supplement to the nutrient supply of plants through the roots. Our FARBIO® foliar fertilizers are mixed with water in a spray bottle and then sprayed over the entire leaf surface. They provide the plants with targeted nutrients that they can immediately absorb and utilize through the leaves.
The FARBIO® organic micro-complex is a top-class vegan foliar fertilizer. The innovative nanoparticle technology enables quick absorption of complex micronutrients and strengthens the self-protection mechanism of your plants.
The FARBIO® Nitrogen Bio Boost supports your plants with nitrogen, which is not only essential for healthy growth, but also lets your plants shine with intense green leaves!
Foliar fertilizers are particularly suitable for green plants in hydroponics and semi-hydroponics, because contamination of the water is completely ruled out. It offers a great way to provide your plants with sustainable