Oasis Horticubes® Growing Media is a low density, high drainage foam with characteristics specifically developed for hydroponics seed germination and vegetative propagation of vegetables, herbs, flowers and foliage crops. These characteristics allow for an optimal balance of oxygen and water, even
Oasis Horticubes® Growing Media is a low density, high drainage foam with characteristics specifically developed for hydroponics seed germination and vegetative propagation of vegetables, herbs, flowers and foliage crops. These characteristics allow for an optimal balance of oxygen and water, even when saturated with water. The Retail pack configuration is perfect for hobby growers who do not need full case quantities. Horticubes® are sold in sheets that fit into industry standard 1020 Trays.
1" Medium Thin Cut
276 cells per sheet - 12x23 2 sheets per box 552 cells per box
1-1/4" Medium Cut
104 cells per sheet - 8x13 2 sheets per box 208 cells per box
LTL Freight Type
Available for Drop Shipment
these work great for starting seedlings easy to use .
Great product! Reliable germination
I do not use these for hydroculture, but for starting the plants for my home garden. I have had great success using the horticubes to germinate all kinds of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds. Some of the things I tried this year are: tomatoes, peppers, chard, broccoli, cabbage, tatsoi, cauliflower, malabar spinach, strawberry spinach, foxglove, columbine, aster, basil, parsley, celery, johnny jump-ups, chamomile, chives, lettuce. The brasaicas germinated within 72 hrs. Even the foxglove and columbine is germinating nicely. And no sign of disease or damping off yet. I used the medium thin size for my home garden needs. i don't think you would want to keep most things in the horticube for long enough for the roots to permeate the bigger size anyway... After they get their first true leaves, they will need dirt. A reasonable and reliable way to start your seeds!
So much better than potting soil to get seeds started. The increased oxygen makes them germinate twice as fast.Peppers are up in 7-8 days - not 3 weeks.Note that once the humidity dome is removed these need water added to the tray 2-3 times a day. Be ready to transfer to cell packs or your hydro system 7-10 days after germination. The bigger the sprouts get, the more water they take in.
I grow hydroponic lettuce in my basement and these cubes are great for germinating the seeds and planting directly into net cups.
Filled the need perfectly. Fast germination of seeds, cubes separated easily for transplanting.
Germinates seeds well and works good for cuttings.
Horticube starter cubes
I reluctantly bought these because they were different from what I normally use. They have been wonderful. I started tomatoes and peppers and only 4 have not started so I blame it on the seed. These will be on my shopping list for next year.
Nice Sterile Media
I've used the size larger before, and i must say, i have never had a problem with it as long as i kept it the right temp needed for starts and keep them moist! currently waiting for my seedlings.
horticube retail pack
Horticube Retail Pack - 1 Medium Thin Cut, 552/box
These may work for cuttings, etc, but the holes are too deep for pelleted petunia seed. They germinated, but died in the hole before getting high enough. Some made it, but I would say that half of them died.
Horticude medium thing cut 552
absorbant sturdy will buy again just what i needed
These Oasis horticubes are for germinating seeds. They are NOT really for cloning. Instead, use Oasis Rootcubes for cloning. Horticubes also are NOT to be used in an hydroponic or aeroponic system. Instead, you need to follow directions and saturate the horticube media, put it into a tray, stick the seeds into the holes and then cover the tray with a plastic dome. That's it! You don't put the system INTO your hydro/aero setup. THEN once your seeds root, you CAN put the plant into your hydro/aero cloner by breaking the cubes up. Gardengirl you did things wrong.
Couldn't live without em....easy cut and transplant.....
Think Twice - Won't Buy Again
Not what I expected -- cheap florists foam that crumbles and mushes too easily. Okay for seeds, not so much for cloning. As for using with a fogger or mister (as in Areo) or in hydro , expect your equipment to clog up quickly from flaking. I'm going back to Perfect Starts.
Horticube Retail Pack
Great product at a good price. These are very useful for seed propagation.
Fun stuff, but for the price...
Oasis rootcubes are great - they don't fall apart when you use them, they cut like warm butter when you need them to, and they're so easy to use. They tend to be a bit small for serious transplants - they're meant only for sprouting, so you have to have little pots to transplant the seedlings into. They retain a high amount of water. Aeration is a minor challenge with these, which I wasn't too thrilled with, but they're definitely nice to use in general.