Difference Between Hydroponics and Aeroponics

  • Hydroponics – The practice of growing plants in nutrient enriched water without soil is called soilless growth or hydroponics.
  • Aeroponics is the cultivation of plants where roots are exposed to the air


1. Hydroponics is the cultivation of plants in nutrient solutions under soilless conditions

2. It is also called as water culture or soilless culture

3. Used to determine the essential nutrient requirement for plant growth

4. Common nutrient solutions include Knop’s nutrient solution and Hoagland’s nutrient solution


1. Aeroponics is the method of cultivation of with root system exposed to air

2. Devised by Zobel et al 1976

3. Nutrient mist (a cloud of moisture containing nutrients with air) is sprayed on to the hanging roots

4. Olive and Citrus plants are grown aeroponically
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