Each Hydropod Cuttings Propagators includes the following:
Hydropod Propagator with Lid - retaining warmth the lid has large vents which can be adjusted to lower the humidity as your cuttings grow.
Hydroponic Pump and Spray Assembly - to ensure perfect watering. The constant spray of water around the base of the plants has the added advantage of encouraging the roots to 'grow-out' quickly to access the water. As the water is provided as a 'spray' moisture is maintained without water-logging, preventing root rot and fungal infections. The reservoir where the pump and spray assembly is housed can hold sufficient water for up to 7 days - so there's no need to keep an eye on the water levels every day and you can go on holiday without worrying about your cuttings.
Reusable Sponge Discs - either 20, 40 or 80 depending on the size of Hydropod you purchase. They have been specially designed to gently hold your cuttings in place whilst your cuttings develop. These sponge discs fit into a specially shaped cuttings tray which rests on the top of the reservoir.
Jargon free, easy to follow instructions - including top tips for taking cuttings.
Optional Extras are available:
With a Heater - choose your Hydropod to include a heater to maintain an even temperature so that you don't lose plants to low temperatures. This also means you can use the Hydropod in an unheated greenhouse all year round.
With Lights - lights on this propagator will prevent leggy growth. You will receive two grow lights which sit in specially designed grooves in the lid keeping them at the correct distance from the plants. The light spectrum they provide creates healthy growth, preventing legginess.
20 Cutting Propagator (heated and unheated) - L46cm x W39cm x H40cm - reservoir holds 7 litres.
40 Cutting Propagator (heated and unheated) - L60cm x W41cm x H41cm - reservoir holds 15 litres.
80 Cutting Propagator (heated and unheated) - L76cm x W61cm x H41cm - reservoir holds 25 litres.
The Hydropod helps increase cuttings propagation success rates and speeds up cuttings propagation by providing exactly the correct amount of moisture, preventing damping-off and mould.
A cutting loses water through its leaves but has no root system by which it can absorb water, it can take up a small amount through its base. In our Hydropod Propagator, cuttings are regularly misted; this mist lowers the leaf temperature, creates a humid atmosphere and reduces the amount of water lost from the leaves - so cuttings are kept moist but without ever becoming water-logged (water-logging leads to rotting and mould).
The constant spray around the base of the plants has the added advantage of encouraging the roots to ‘grow-out’ quickly to access the water.
The lid retains warmth and the optional heater maintains an even temperature so that you don't lose plants to low temperatures.
The vent in the lid enables you to lower the humidity as the cuttings grow.
to see instructions for these Hydropod Propagators.