Hydroponics and aeroponics are both methods of growing plants.
Hydroponics and aeroponics are both methods of growing plants. The latter, aeroponics, is a method used to grow plants in the air – without the use of soil. Hydroponics is also a method that does not use soil, but instead, uses only a nutrient solution in a water solvent. Read on to explore more differences between the two.
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Difference Between Aeroponics and Hydroponics
Hydroponics is a method of growing plants in nutrient-enriched water, and without soil
Aeroponics is a method of growing plants, also without soil, where the roots are exposed to the air
Roots of the plants are exposed to nutrient-rich water
Roots of the plants are exposed to the nutrient-rich mist
Requires a comparatively larger supply of water than aeroponics
Chemically inert media is used to hold the plant (clay, sand or gravel)
Most feasible for plants such as olives and citrus plants
Requires comparatively more maintenance
Comparatively expensive (lighting cost)