~ Oasis Cubes ~
Advantages - Disadvantages Root Cubes
Oasis Cubes are manufactured from water absorbent foam, Phenolic foam, also known as Floral Foam.
Also known as Oasis Root Cubes, they offer a good starting environment for seedlings and plant cuttings, not as a full growing medium. Lightweight pre-formed cubes designed for plant propagation. They have a neutral pH and retain water well.
Oasis cubes are designed primarily for seed propagation in commercial hydroponic production systems and most commonly used for rapid germination of crops such as lettuce and Cole crops, onions and alliums, herbs and sometimes tomato and eggplant seeding. The floral industry commonly uses it for a number of flowers both annuals and perennials.
Excellent to start seeds or propagate cuttings
no pre-soaking needed
Water retention of 30 - 40 times their own weight.
Enhances root development in early stages of plants life cycle
Disadvantages of Oasis Cubes
Not eco-friendly , they are very similar to Styrofoam in this manner.
Although they are reusable, the initial cost is relatively high.
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