Author Archives: Ellen Paparozzi

About Ellen Paparozzi

Ellen Paparozzi ( is a professor of horticulture in the department of agronomy and horticulture at the University of Nebraska.

Capillary Mats Are Back

Thirty years ago, capillary mats were used for production of floricultural pot crops like Easter lilies. The advantage was that plants could be grown practically pot-to-pot, thus maximizing plants per square foot. Also, since Easter lilies grow best when fertigated with tempered water delivered on a uniform schedule, the capillary mat was ideal. During the