Oasis® HORTICUBES XL Seed Propagation Medium

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Oasis® HORTICUBES XL Seed Propagation Medium

Introducing the new OASIS® HORTICUBES® XL: Hydroponic Seed Propagation Medium. See fully-developed roots, penetrating the bottom of the XL cube in just seven days.

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Oasis® HORTICUBES XL Seed Propagation Medium

WHY HORTICUBES® XL IS THE RIGHT CHOICE

A specialized media density and fine cell structure promote faster, stronger root growth. In addition, the fine cell structure and drainage properties provide uniform moisture and hydroponic nutrients throughout the media – whether you use overhead irrigation or sub-irrigation.

Best for (crops): lettuce, herbs and other vegetables

FEATURES AND BENEFITS OF HORTICUBES® XL

  • Ideal air to water ratio for fast germination
  • Sterile media allows for a clean, pathogen free start
  • Specialized media density allows for fast and easy root penetration within just 7 days
  • Nutrients absorbed more efficiently with the vigorous root systems
  • Increases seedling growth by 35% over the original Horticubes® foam medium
  • Fast root development helps achieve maximum scheduling flexibility
  • Durable foam minimizes clogging of irrigation filters
  • No fertilizer added to allow for total hydroponic nutrition control
  • No cation exchange capacity provides easily steerable solution
  • Wide range of configurations and sizes for ultimate control of spacing and timing
  • Consistent dibble hole spacing permits automated seeding

Created for the specific needs of pro hydroponic growers, XL's modified cell structure and unique chemistry promote faster, stronger root growth. Specialized density and drainage properties in a fine-cell design provide uniform moisture throughout the media – whether you use overhead irrigation or sub-irrigation. So nutrients are more readily available. 

New roots meet minimal resistance in XL’s cell structure. Push-outs are minimized, root penetration happens much faster, and secondary roots develop and grow much more easily. And a more vigorous root system means nutrients can be absorbed more efficiently, for stronger plants with faster growth. In fact, XL has been proven to boost both root growth and top growth of seedlings by up to 35% over original HORTICUBES® foam. This can mean quicker, more successful transplants and significant time savings for growers – so you’ll have the freedom to increase annual crop turns on plants like lettuce and herbs.

Hydroponic seed germination, simplified. This specially-engineered lower density, higher drainage foam has a unique cell structure a lot like a plant's own, making it perfect for hydroponic seed germination of vegetables and herbs. High-drainage design helps maintain an ideal air/water balance, draining excess water from the base of the seed, even with heavy watering. Better drainage also keeps the top of the media drier, minimizing algae growth. It's lower density offers minimal resistance for fragile embryonic roots and allows for easier growth after roots are more developed. 

HORTICUBES® are also an ideal media for growers using automatic seeders HORTICUBES® media is inert, with no starter fertilizer included, for greater planting flexibility. Best of all, it’s ready to go and easy to use. Simply wet it down and start seeding. 

Oasis® HORTICUBES Seed Propagation Medium

New HORTICUBES® XL Delivers 100% Root Penetration 3 Days Faster
(Kent, OH) – If you can shave three days off of any task that usually takes ten, that’s a good thing, right? Introducing new OASIS® HORTICUBES® XL: Hydroponic Seed Propagation Medium – The first to dramatically improve root penetration and boost speed-to-transplant flexibility. See more fully-developed roots, visibly penetrating the bottom of the XL cube in just seven days. And gain valuable control over your nursery crop time. 

Created for the specific needs of pro hydroponic growers, its modified cell structure and unique chemistry promote faster, stronger root growth. Specialized density and drainage properties in a fine-cell design provide uniform moisture throughout the media – whether you use overhead irrigation or sub-irrigation. So nutrients are more readily available. New roots meet minimal resistance in XL’s cell structure. Push-outs are minimized, root penetration happens much faster, and secondary roots develop and grow much more easily. And a more vigorous root system means nutrients can be absorbed more efficiently, for stronger plants with faster growth.

In fact, XL has been proven to boost both root growth and top growth of seedlings by up to 35% over original HORTICUBES® foam. This can mean quicker, more successful transplants and significant time savings for growers – so you’ll have the freedom to increase annual crop turns on plants like lettuce and herbs.

“With our new HORTICUBES® XL foam, we’re setting a whole new propagation standard for professional hydroponic growers,” grins Dr. Vijay Rapaka, manager of grower research at Smithers-Oasis. “XL is quite revolutionary,” continues Rapaka, “as it’s able to dramatically excel root development, providing 100% penetration in just seven days instead of the typical ten.”

Faster root penetration. Better water distribution. Stronger, more uniform root growth. And more robust plants through the entire growing cycle. But that’s not all. HORTICUBES® XL is also 100% safe for growing edible crops. Studies prove XL to be completely free of any pathogenic bacteria associated with foodborne illnesses. Studies also find no mutagenic properties in XL or plants grown in it, and no soluble organic compounds that could potentially affect plants. So your plantlets get a good, clean start and your crops will be safe and healthy to eat.

XL foam is also grower friendly, with no abrasive fibers to irritate your skin or your plants. There’s little to no dust or fibers to clog irrigation filters. Plus, its cubes can be separated quickly and cleanly, providing a labor savings and reduced transplant shock. 

Different configurations of XL are available to suit different crop management needs and growing systems. Our 276-cell sheet size is great for quicker turns, or choose 50-, 104-, or 162-cell sheets. Top and bottom grooving are also available, with bottom grooving a great choice for more fibrous root systems with minimal tangling. And different dibble hole options allow for single or multi-seed sowings. All of which helps HORTICUBES® XL give an extra-large boost to your seed propagation success. 

With all the different product variations, growers are able to gain valuable control over their nursery crop time. They can take full advantage of XL’s speedy root penetration to move crops out of their nursery sooner. Or they can choose to grow the seedlings in the nursery longer until they’re more developed to improve space efficiency. Either way, XL maximizes growing flexibility.

“We continue to push ourselves and our products in areas that help growers achieve even greater success. And our new HORTICUBES® XL is a perfect example of how we’ve been able to do that specifically for commercial hydroponic growers,” concludes Dr. Rapaka. 

FOR EDIBLE CROPS

Horticubes® XL was extensively tested and the studies prove that the growing medium is safe for growing edible crops. In addition, this medium is made from inert materials and are free of any pathogenic bacteria that can be associated with foodborne illnesses. Furthermore, Horticubes® XL has no carcinogenic or mutagenic properties in the foam medium, so these properties do not pass to the plant grown in the media.

162 cell count 1" Top or Bottom Groove 20 sheets/Case

WHEN HYDROPONIC FERTILIZER IS USED IN THE INITIAL WATERING OF THE HORTICUBES® XL, THE SEEDLING GROWTH INCREASES BY 200%

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