I've decided to put live plants in my office. But in the past the end results were usually always the same, "throwing the plants out after 2-3 months." This time, however, I want to try hydroponics and a grow light. The three different types of plants I have are the Pachira Money Tree, Sansevieria Mother In Law's Tongue/Snake Plant, and the Areca Palm. I have three five gallon bucket kits for each.
My problem is my plants are established in a 10" pot and the the size of the pot in the kits are only 3-4". My question is, will it be alright to break the Areca Palm and the Snake Plant down into a skinnier size in order to fit into the hydroponic kits? Or will disrupt the growth or kill the plants altogether?
Also, which liquid fertilizer do you recommend using, and do you suggest use it at all times or intermittent? I live in Florida but I'll be using a grow light and a hydroponic system.