Growing carnation hydroponically

rainbow_catzOctober 30, 2013

Hi guys,

Can I grow carnation hydroponically? Can it grow with no soil, so only absorbing water from its root?

Because I see that when I grow my carnation on soil, it grows so slow.
For about 1,5 months it's still a seedling, about 7 cm height and so thin.

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PupillaCharites(FL 9a)

Carnations (Dianthus sp.) can be grown hydroponically. For you to succeed, you must dissolve their mineral salt nutrients in the water.

Plants, must get N,P,K and absorbable minor elements from a well-prepared recipe of soluble salts dissolved in the water (the 'fertilizer solution') , probably with a moderate solution (EC about 2.2) strength with a composition sold commercially something like *hydroponic* tomatoes also use.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2013 at 9:59PM
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Thank you PupillaCharites..
Yes, it works :)
I went abroad these past ten days, and I put my carnation seedlings in a vase with its root touching water,
And it keeps living! :)
but it is so thin, maybe because of lack of nutrients like you say.
I'll add the NPk elements into it

    Bookmark   November 11, 2013 at 8:07AM
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