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Hydraulic culture is called Wasserkultur ("hydraulic" is derived from the Greek "hydraulic" = water). It is a form of the ornamental plant attitude, with that the plants not in earth roots, but in blow-on-blowing on this it is porous whereby the roots get sufficiently oxygen. Mostly with ion exchange granulates one works; the granulates supplies the plants by ion exchange with nutrients and binds the surplus of plant-hostile minerals, existing in hard water. Normal plant fertilization solution is only conditionally for the hydraulic culture suitably, special hydraulic culture fertilizers adjusts the pH value of the solution within a range optimal for the plants. To hydraulic culture containers a water level indicator belongs, with which the humidification of the roots can be controlled.


  • clean being busy with the plants
  • no soil parasits
  • rarer pouring
  • easier control of the Wasserzufuhr
  • robustere plants, which prosper better
  • rarer Umtopfen


  • Holding of some plants is difficult (Kakteen).
  • Hydraulic culture is more expensive than plant attitude with earth.

Use in the market garden

The agriculture under glass uses the hydraulic culture, there also hydroponische culture or Hydroponik mentioned, for the efficient plant attitude with optimized yield. The fertilization solution is rinsed thereby i.d.R. in a circulation system around the plant roots. The main advantage of the Hydroponik lies in accurate control of the fertilization addition, which can be adapted to the needs of the plants exactly.

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