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Effect of Hydrophilic Polymer on Early Stages of Plant Growth of Euonymus fortunei `Emerald and Gold` and Hedera japonica in a Vertical Greenery System for Low Maintenance
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Effect of Hydrophilic Polymer on Early Stages of Plant Growth of Euonymus fortunei `Emerald and Gold` and Hedera japonica in a Vertical Greenery System for Low Maintenance
Ju, Jin-Hee; Kim, Hea-Ran; Xu, Hui; Kim, Won-Tae; Choi, Eun-Young; Yoon, Yong-Han;
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 Abstract
The objective of this study was to exam early stages of plant growth of Euonymus fortunei `Emerald and Gold` and Hedera japonica grown in fabric felt bag attached on vertical greenery system with the ratio of hydrophilic polymer to substrate, 0(referred as Control), 0.1, 0.2, or 0.4% (v/v), in order to effectively utilize rainfall for low maintenance. After rainfall, the increase in volumetric water content of substrate amended with the hydrophilic polymer was between 13% and 87%, compared to that in Control. During drought period, higher ratio of hydrophilic polymer to substrate slowly decreased the volumetric water content, and increased plant height, leaf length, leaf width, number of leaves, branch number, and stem diameter of both Euonymus fortunei `Emerald and Gold` and Hedera japonica with the highest fresh and dry weights of shoots or roots under the 0.1% ratio of hydrophilic polymer.
 Keywords
Euonymus fortunei `Emerald and Gold`;Hedera japonica;Low maintenance;Vertical greenery system(VGS);
 Language
Korean
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