Aeroponics is one of the most advanced forms of hydroponic cultivation. It is a technique which does not use any type of substrate. The roots are suspended in water, meaning that the water tanks suffer fewer alterations than when using any type of substrate.
On the other hand, with this type of cultivation system it's vital to maintain a high degree of oxygenation in the water and keep all the parameters of pH, EC and temperature in perfect balance.
If an aeroponic grow is fully optimised it can become one of the most efficient cultivation systems that we can use. The vigour of the plants is astonishing compared to a plants grown in soil, meaning that a shorter vegetative growth period will obtain a plant of the same size.
Great flower yields with Aeroponic cultivation
In terms of production, flowering is spectacular, the direct absorption of nutrients by the plant in a well-managed grow provides more flowers that greatly increase the harvest.
In addition, by being able to automate pH and EC control, by using EC and pH pumps, we can make it incredibly easy to care for the plants. These kinds of cultivation accessories are extremely useful in the case of aeroponics or hydroponics.
It's necessary to check the nutrient solution and renew it at least every 15 days, although the ideal would be to do this every 10 days. In this way the system is always in top condition to deliver excellent yields.
Depending on the aeroponic culture system that will be used, we recommend to use crop-maximisation cultivation techniques such as SOG (Sea Of Green) when using Aeroflo or Panda Aero systems which allow a large number of plants in a small space. In this case it is better to grow small plants with a single bud on top.
Aero cloning, easy and fast cloning
Apart from carrying out conventional crops in aeroponic systems, it's worth mentioning that we can also use this technique in order to easily and quickly clone our favourite plants.
General Hydroponics is one of the pioneer brands in aeroponics with its Aeroflo grow systems, the Panda Aero and the Rainforest and Cutting Board cloning systems.
Also noteworthy are the aeroponic cloning systems made by the British brand Nutriculture, practical and very efficient.