Aeroponics refers to the growing of marijuana plants without an actual pot for the roots. It different from the traditional style of plant pot growing. It is a type of gardening that has the roots of the marijuana plant hanging in the air. This method leaves the roots exposed and they are able to be given nutrients and misted water in this way. At first, it was just used as a way to learn more about plants and as a better way to research them. It has now become a good way to grow plants. As the plants receive the nutrients through the misted moisture, they are able to grow. The plants require a setup that involves a planter bed and a water reservoir that is checked for accurate nutrient levels that will sustain the plants.
The planter beds have a bunch of different designs, but for the most part, they require a drainage system, a mist system, and a way to keep the roots separated from the plant itself. Beginners will want to stray away from this style of planting as it is fairly complicated to set up properly. One requires a broad understanding of how cannabis plants grow and will need a hefty budget to keep this system going in comparison to the traditional growing methods. The mist based system needs to be runing 24/7, so if there are power outages, pumps that break, of nozzles that clog, this could offset the potential growth.
All of the continuous maintenance and costs involved makes aeroponics designed for the advanced grower. Despite the few potential downsides, this method allows the cannabis roots to be exposed to oxygen for the whole growth cycle, with nutrients also being directly in contact, and this environment is what causes the plants to thrive.