Growing Media for Indoor Plants

Growing Media for Indoor Plants

Growing Media for Indoor Plants

Growing Medium 🌿 Description Impact on Plant Growth 🌱 Nutrient/Fertiliser Requirements 🌿
LECA (Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate) 🌿 Clay pebbles that provide excellent aeration and drainage. Lightweight and inert, promoting healthy root systems. Provides excellent aeration and drainage. Ideal for hydroponic and semi-hydroponic setups. 🌱 Requires additional nutrients and fertilisation. 🌿
Coco Coir 🥥 Made from coconut husks, coco coir is a sustainable alternative to peat moss. Retains moisture, provides aeration, and is disease-resistant. Suitable for various plants. Retains moisture, provides aeration, and is disease-resistant. Suitable for various plants. 🌱 Often requires added nutrients. 🌿
Peat Moss 🌿 Sphagnum peat moss retains water, providing acidity. Suitable for acid-loving plants. Enhances water retention and aeration in soil. Enhances water retention and aeration in soil. 🌱 May require supplemental feeding. 🌱
Potting Mix 🏡 A balanced blend of peat moss, perlite, vermiculite, and organic matter. Provides a well-balanced medium for a wide range of indoor plants. Provides a well-balanced medium for a wide range of indoor plants. 🌱 Varies based on plant needs and mix components. 🌿
Perlite 🔍 Expanded volcanic rock that improves soil aeration and drainage. Enhances soil aeration and drainage. Enhances soil aeration and drainage. 🌱 Generally nutrient-free. 🌿
Vermiculite 🌋 Expanded mineral that retains water and nutrients. Promotes water retention and nutrient availability. Promotes water retention and nutrient availability. 🌱 Generally nutrient-free. 🌿
Soilless Mix 🌱 A mix of coco coir, perlite, and vermiculite providing a lightweight, disease-resistant medium. Offers good aeration and drainage, free from soil-borne diseases. Suitable for various indoor plants. Offers good aeration and drainage, free from soil-borne diseases. Suitable for various indoor plants. 🌱 May require added nutrients. 🌿
Bark Mix 🌲 A mix containing pine bark, suitable for orchids and epiphytic plants. Provides good drainage and aeration. Ideal for orchids and certain epiphytes. Provides good drainage and aeration. Ideal for orchids and certain epiphytes. 🌱 May require supplemental feeding. 🌱
Sand 🏖 Mixed with other growing media to improve drainage. Enhances drainage and weight in the soil mix. Enhances drainage and weight in the soil mix. 🌱 Generally nutrient-free. 🌿
Rockwool 🧊 Mineral-based fiber from basalt rock. Excellent water retention and aeration. Used in hydroponic systems, provides good water retention and aeration. Used in hydroponic systems, provides good water retention and aeration. 🌱 Often used with nutrient-rich hydroponic solutions. 🌿
Expanded Shale 🏗 Lightweight aggregate improving soil structure and drainage. Enhances soil structure and drainage. Enhances soil structure and drainage. 🌱 Generally nutrient-free. 🌿

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