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Hydroponics in Floriculture: Use Hydroponic System To Fasten Flower Growth By 50%, Top 5 Flowers to Grow Hydroponically

In this article, we have mentioned top 5 flowers, that you can grow using hydroponic system throughout the year. We have also shared the tips to grow these flowers hydroponically, as using this method can definitely fasten your flower growth by 50%.

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Hydroponics In Floriculture
Hydroponics In Floriculture

Gardeners who grow flowers spend a lot of time tilling and tending to the soil. This makes flower gardening sound little difficult, and if it takes this much effort then you need to change the pattern.

Let me tell you that using a hydroponic system to grow plants is quite interesting. There are a number of advantages and benefits to flower cultivation in hydroponics over earth growing. Results are considerably faster, you can adapt your fertilizers to each plant type, and you don't have to deal with weeds, insects, or disease. When compared to soil growing, this results in up to a 50% faster bloom growth and substantially higher yields.

With this in mind, you can now grow flowers all year, which might be costly to buy when they are out of season. You can also have as many cut flower arrangements as you want throughout your home.

Top 5 flowers that can be grown in hydroponics

Here are 5 of the best flowers you can grow in your hydroponic system

Peace Lilies

The Peace Lily is one of the easiest indoor plants to maintain. However, you'll need the correct growing circumstances. The dark green leaves and white flowers distinguish these tropical flowers from others in the Spathiphyllum family.

While these can be grown in a hydroponic system, they prefer not to be overwatered. They may be more tolerant of being submerged than of being in too much water. Peace Lilies grown in a hydroponic system are frequently modified varieties with short roots that absorb water. Peace Lilies are grown in small aquariums here.

Many producers wait until the leaves begin to wilt before watering, which helps to avoid overwatering. Overwatering can cause root rot, which will cause the plant to suffocate.

Tips To Grow Peace Lilies Hydroponically

  • Peace flowers prefer temperatures between 68- & 80-degrees Fahrenheit. This will result in the best possible growth.

  • Pests will be less likely if the leaves are clean. Aphids and mealybugs are the most frequent.

  • Keep your lilies in a warm, draught-free environment.

  • A pH range of 5.6 to 6.5 would be good.

Hoya

Wax plants are also known as hoya plants. The evergreen perennial creeper is a vine, shrub, and evergreen perennial creeper. They have beautiful star-shaped flowers with smooth or soft feeling leaves when they flower. Hoya are low-maintenance houseplants, which is one of the reasons they are so popular.

Hoya are another plant that does not tolerate excessive watering. Hoya flowers can range in size from 1/4 inch to 4" in diameter, depending on the growing conditions. There are almost 200 different species of Hoya to choose from, each with their own distinct colors and shapes. So, picking the hoya you want is half the battle when it comes to growing and caring for them. 

Tips To Grow Hoya Hydroponically

  • Avoid clipping the lengthy tendrils, as these are where the flowers grow.

  • Hoya require good drainage to avoid being overwatered by accident.

  • Similarly, this tropical plant can absorb moisture from the air, which is why it requires so little care. Consider a humidity-based system.

  • Hoya prefer indirect light that is bright. They dislike dark nooks and direct sunlight. Hoya can withstand temperatures ranging from 50 degrees Fahrenheit to 77 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Maintain a pH level between 5.0 and 6.5.

Carnation

Carnations are one of the most commonly cultivated flowers in hydroponic systems. Because of the large number of people who utilize them as inside decorations, they are also one of the most commercially farmed flowers.

Carnation petals have a wonderful scent and make any space feel more welcoming when they are around. Apart from that, the leaves are edible and have a pleasant flavor. Taking cuttings and growing from them is a popular strategy. When starting from seeds and propagating in soil, it can take 2 to 3 weeks. This can be accelerated using hydroponics. 

Tips To Grow Carnation Hydroponically

  • Ensure that carnations receive 5-8 hours of direct sunlight each day.

  • Carnations grow best in soil with a pH of around 6.0.

  • Rockwool starter plugs are suitable for seedlings up to 4 to 5 inches tall, and we can transfer them at this time.

  • Maintain a temperature of 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Carnation growth is most suited to Ebb and Flow, Dutch bucket, or DWC systems. They will require assistance as they mature.

Orchids

Orchids are considered by many to be among the most beautiful flowers. Their woody-thick roots and brilliant blossoms make them a gardener's favorite all around the world. Many fans of this plant are unaware that the majority of them are produced in hydroponics systems around the world.

The reason for this is that in tropical regions, these Orchids attach themselves to tree bark or between rocks. Because the climate can be moist, they are exposed to adequate rain watering. When the rain stops, the roots are exposed to the air and can absorb a lot of oxygen. This is the purest type of hydroponics, and it's what makes cultivating Orchids in a good system so simple and enjoyable.

Hydroponics In Floriculture
Hydroponics In Floriculture

Tips To Grow Orchids Hydroponically

  • Use Hydroton pebbles or equivalent media that provides optimum airflow to the root systems and has enough drainage.

  • Maintain a temperature range of 60 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Orchids also require a lot of humidity and air circulation.

  • Orchids grow well in a pH range of 5.5 to 6.5.

  • A 400w high-pressure sodium or metal halide bulb can be used for lighting. When orchids are exposed to bright light, they will consume more water.

Snapdragons

Antirrhinum is the botanical name for Snapdragons, which means 'like a snout.' This plant can be found growing wild in Europe and North America. They've become a popular choice.

Snapdragons can reach a mature size of 6 inches to 48 inches, depending on the type and growing conditions. This means your plant may need some support, and the growing media will need to hold them in place. Perlite is the most prevalent mineral.

Even when cultivated in a soil-based media, snapdragons are frequently grown indoors before being transplanted. This is due to their extreme sensitivity to weather conditions. Snapdragons come in a variety of colors, including pink, yellow, red, white, purple, peach, orange, and bi-colored blooms.

Tips To Grow Snapdragons Hydroponically

  • Snapdragons require regular watering but should not be left standing in water. Between cycles, your growing media will need to dry.

  • Snapdragons are perennials that prefer full sun with only a little shade on occasion.

  • They prefer a pH range of 6.2 to 7.0.

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