Atami Bi-Grow Mix 50L Bag - Hydroponic Growing MediumRegular price R270.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 117): Computation results to '-Infinity'%
Bi Grow Mix is a high quality substrate. Its composition is well balanced for optimum development of a wide variety of plants. Bi Grow Mix is a mix of many types of high quality peat and coco fibres.
An important feature of Bi Grow Mix is its air/water ratio. The gaps present in Bi Grow Mix may be filled with water and air. Thanks to the coco fibres, gaps filled with air take in a higher volume, which means more oxygen benefits for the plant. Bi Grow Mix does not retract and easily absorbs water. Nutrients are gradually released and are thus constantly available for the plant. The presence of coco fibres facilitates root development.
Bi Grow Mix is pre-fertilised you don’t need to add any nutrients during the first weeks of the cultivation, depending on how many plants and pot size. After this starting period Atami advises to add liquid fertiliser to the nutrient water for optimal results.
Bi Grow Mix contains 40% coco fiber, 10% white peat and 50% black peat. The coco ensures an open structure so the roots can grow optimally which is especially important for the uptake of nutrients for a stronger and more resilient plant.
• Open structure
• No need to add any nutrients during the first weeks
Atami Cocos Substrate 50L Bag - Hydroponic Growing MediumRegular price R260.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 117): Computation results to '-Infinity'%
Cocos Substrate is a high quality compost comprised of coco fibres extracted from the mesocarp of the coconut. It is a 100% natural product and designed so that it can be used immediately.
The Cocos Substrate contains a basic plant fertiliser. Because of the structure of coco, it can store nutrients that are continually available for the plant.
Cocos Substrate is produced under controlled conditions, which is an assurance of quality and offers the ability to use it over and over again after each growing cycle. It can absorb plenty of water in a short period of time and can also deliver water rapidly and abundantly.
The roots also have plenty of available oxygen, which keeps them active. Despite the absence of residual water, there is always enough humidity for the plant.
Atami Hydro Rokz (8-16mm) 40L Bag - Hydroponic Grow MediumsRegular price R395.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 117): Computation results to '-Infinity'%
Hydro Rokz are made of pure and salt-free baked clay. They contain a very low concentration of elements and this makes them ideal as a substrate for hydroculture. The quality of the clay pebbles is largely determined by the pH value.
Clay pebbles are used for various growing methods. Sometimes they are placed at the bottom of the flowerpot when growing on a soil substrate like soil. The Hydro Rokz are also used as an additional drainage.
Hydro Rokz can be mixed with the substrate to make the growing medium airier, so the roots can also branch off better. Another method that is widely used, is growing the plants directly on Hydro Rokz. This is often done in combination with an oxygen pump. This way the roots at the bottom of the pot are constantly immersed in water with liquid fertilisers mixed in, and the oxygen pump provides enough oxygen for the roots.
Growing hydroponically with Hydro Rokz is very successful, because the clay pebbles and the flowing water nutrient solution are a golden duo when it comes to a lavish supply of oxygen. The plants both get oxygen from the top and from below. The flowing water contains many times more oxygen than ordinary still water.
• Easy to use
• Airy structure
• Strong, healthy roots
Atami Hydro Rokz Cocos (60/40) 45L Bag - Hydroponic Growing MediumRegular price R395.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 117): Computation results to '-Infinity'%
Cultivation on a coco substrate and hydroponic growing are popular cultivation methods. Every grower has his own preference and every substrate has its own characteristics! Why wouldn’t you combine best of both worlds?!
With this in mind Atami has developed Hydro Rokz Cocos 60-40!
The substrate is a well-balanced blend of clay pebbles and top quality coco peat.
Hydro Rokz Cocos 60-40 offers many benefits of growing hydroponically. The clay pebbles provide excellent drainage as they retain nearly no water!
This decreases the risk of over-watering. When the water is drained, fresh air enters the root zone and gives this substrate a high air ratio, for optimal root development!
Adding coco increases the water retention of the substrate. Coco offers a buffer between watering times, as makes sure moisture levels near the roots stay stable. And, it holds on to some nutrients as well!
Atami High Porosity Cocos 50L Bag - Hydroponic Growing MediumRegular price R295.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 117): Computation results to '-Infinity'%
High Porosity Cocos (HPC) combines the properties of ATAMI’s Cocos Substrate with perlite for increased substrate airiness. The coco of Atami is known to be very clean and low in detrimental salts, while also containing a balanced fertilisations. To achieve this, the coco is ripened, washed, buffered and lightly fertilised.
Perlite is volcanic rock that has been formed during volcanic eruptions. It is treated with a high temperature to make it expand. You can compare it to popcorn. When we heat a corn grain, it pops into an airy treat. The same can happen to perlite, which pops into a porous structure of about twenty times its original size. By mixing this perlite through your substrate, the airiness of your substrate is greatly increased.
Due to the addition of perlite to the coco, the product reaches an air-percentage of about 30%. The availability of air is essential for the development of roots. Plants require oxygen to ‘burn’ sugars and use them up for their energy. Through the use of this energy, the root system expands and develops further.
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