Growing media are used by the horticulture industry as well as consumers to support the development of plants. The growing medium ensures that the plant can healthily grow by providing it with a range of essential elements:
an optimum rooting environment for physical stability
storage of air for the roots
water absorption and retention --> availability to the plant when needed
supply of nutrients for the roots
Growing media are used to grow a wide variety of plants including vegetables, fruits, floriculture ornamentals, tree and shrub ornamentals and speciality plants.