Zinnias are beautiful and edible flowers that thrive well on aeroponic towers through our innovative vertical farming system. They belong to the Asteraceae family along with daisies and asters. This flower variety was named after Dr. Johann Gottfried Zinn, a German anatomist and botanist who first described it. They offer a lot of benefits, but we cultivate them for two main reasons, each playing a crucial role in our farming practices.

Zinnias attract important pollinators like bees, butterflies, and bumblebees with their sweet nectar. This helps not only the Zinnias to grow, but also the other crops on our farm. Pollinators play a big role in keeping all the plants healthy. They also help lessen the threat of aphids by feasting on them, providing a natural form of pest control.

Aside from their practical benefits, Zinnias make our farm more colorful. We grow them in different colors and sizes (diameters range from about one inch to seven inches). Some are really big and can be used in bouquets, while others, though smaller, produce lots of beautiful flowers. They are also great as cut flowers. They have strong stems and last a long time in a vase.

Zinnias grow best in fertile and well-drained soil. However, through our vertical farming method, we can cultivate them on aeroponic towers without soil, only water mixed with a 100% ionic mineral nutrient solution is used. This allows the plants to receive all the macronutrients and micronutrients that are necessary for healthy plant growth. This method of farming saves on 95% water usage and 90% space when compared to soil-based farming.

We are proud of not only growing lovely flowers like Zinnias, but also being able to create a haven of biodiversity.

The video featured below shows how we grow Zinnias on aeroponic towers without the use of soil: