Fascinating facts about hydroponic flowers and plants
Hydroponics are becoming increasingly popular in the gardening and florist industries. There are a number of different hydroponic systems used by flower growers today. The objective of this growing technique is to eliminate the element of soil. Another material is used to hold the roots and the solution is rich in nutrients to ensure that they flourish. By keeping the roots in a suitable environment and providing them with all the nutrients they need, you will enjoy healthy and beautiful flowers that will last longer.
As popular as this growing method is, hydroponics is also proving popular in flower arranging. Before you begin, you need to consider the right colour scheme. The best colours for such arrangements include green, blue, white, and light cream. While you think that green can only be added by including foliage, it’s good to note that there are flowers available in green. Some examples include roses, cymbidium orchids, calla lilies, and anthuriums. Proteas are also available in various colours including a white and light green combination. They are native to South Africa and they are large and impressive.
You might even be able to skip the foliage if you use enough green flowers. Remember, hydroponic arrangements need plenty of greenery – more than usual. Ferns, herbs, and various types of grass are perfect. You should use more than one type of foliage so that there are several shades of green as well as various textures.
It’s also important to make sure that you choose the right container. Since you are placing all of the flowers and leaves in water, you will need a waterproof container. A plain transparent glass vase is ideal for these kinds of arrangements. Remember to trim all of the stems and remove any extra leaves to prevent any clutter.
Don’t forget to change the water often and don’t wait for the water to become cloudy. The best way of doing this is by using flower preservative and changing the vase water every couple of days at least. Not only does cloudy vase water look ugly, but it will also shorten the life of your flowers.