MadSci Network: Botany

Re: what plants will grow without soil

Date: Mon Mar 27 18:48:52 2000
Posted By: David Hershey, Faculty, Botany, NA
Area of science: Botany
ID: 954094001.Bt

In hydroponics, you can grow virtually any plant that normally grows in soil. 
Epiphytes, such as Spanish moss, naturally grow on trees so do not require soil. 
Many parasitic plants, such as mistletoes, are epiphytic. Floating aquatic 
plants do not require soil. 

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