Growing media is a crucial ingredint through which plant roots grow and extract water and nutrients. Selecting a good growing medium is fundamental to good plant care and is the foundation of a healthy root system.
No luck with houseplants or just want something new? Try an air plant! They don't need potting soil and require only minimal care. Tiny scales on their leaves, called trichomes, absorb water and nutrients directly from the air, and even help shade the plant from scorching sun. The plants' "roots" are used only for clinging and do not absorb water and nutrients like earthbound plants.