The substrate is the natural environment for the life of the plant, which provides the necessary nutrition, ensures healthy growth. Among gardeners, soil mixture is often called a substrate, but it should not be confused with ordinary garden soil.
Indoor plants, which are readily used in the floristic design of apartments, private houses and offices, grow in nature in different types of soil. And in order to ensure natural conditions, you should buy special substrates for flowers, which have the properties necessary for a particular species.
What are the substrates
The key to health, active growth and lush flowering is the correct pot, a suitable microclimate, timely watering and, most importantly, the soil in which the potted flower grows. Sometimes you can resort to buying a universal soil, but sometimes you cannot do without a special substrate. What are the most popular ones?
Annealed red clay composition is suitable for all plants, including capricious orchids. An excellent option for autowatering, drainage. The composition reliably protects the plant from the formation of fungi and rot, provides oxygen access to the roots.
It is made by pressing the peel of a coconut. Produced in the form:
Peat. Shells crushed to a fine fraction.
Fibers. Threads up to 30 cm long.
Chips. Shell crushed into large particles.
Has excellent breathability, moisture absorption properties. An ideal solution for plants with fragile root systems and flowers that are "afraid" of overflow.
The bark is great for most plants and is the best solution for growing orchids. Such a flower substrate provides good fixation of the root system, does not interfere with air exchange.
Often peat is used as an independent soil, especially peat tablets, which are convenient as a temporary solution for growing seedlings. Due to the low enrichment of microelements in some substrates, it is recommended to use complex fertilizers for hydroponics or leaf processing. You can buy quality food for indoor and garden plants in our catalog.
Floriculture products online
The Elsa online store offers a wide range of flower products. In the display case, you can select the soil or additive to the soil, based on the requirements of the plant. Here you will find a specialized substrate for orchids, which contains pine bark and sphagnum moss. For convenience, packing of different volumes is provided.
It is possible to buy a substrate for flowers in Ukraine at a reasonable price with delivery to any region. We forward orders by courier service, at the buyer's choice - Ukrposhta, Nova Poshta, Justin. We will deliver substrates for flowers in Kiev by courier to the specified address. Pickup is also available from our store, along Boryspolskaya street, 40.