Hydroton is by far the most popular growing medium used in hydroponics. Although it can be adapted to any method of hydroponic gardening, it works especially well with Deep Water Culture, Drip and Ebb & Flow systems. One important thing to keep in mind is that it can float in systems that completely flood the root system. These types of systems should avoid using hydroton to keep plant roots from being disturbed.
Weight – upto 1.9 Kg – Reusable & Environment Friendly
Aeration – Unlike soil that compacts and reduces available oxygen over time, hydroton retains its shape and allows for continuous oxygen exchange, keeping your plant roots healthy.
PH Neutral – In gardening, it is important to have a growing medium that isn’t too acidic or basic. This material is a pH neutral product, so you won’t have to worry about any nutrient lockup or plant health issues due to unstable pH.
Sterile – It is produced in large rolling kilns that ‘bake’ it into its final shape. Since high temperatures are used, hydroton comes to the gardener as a sterile product. This is highly beneficial because you don’t want to introduce disease and harmful bacteria into your garden.
Water Retention & Drainage – This material is filled with tiny pores, much like a ‘micro sponge’. Because of this, it holds the perfect amount of water and drains any excess to prevent overwatering.