Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Roof Gardens

For green roofs in Egypt one should seek plants that are well adapted to the conditions of Egypt and would thrive on the rooftops of buildings in Cairo and other Egyptian cities. There is plenty of sun radiation on the roof during most of the year and there is plenty of CO2. Water is available too in apartment buildings. What is needed is the know-how. Through training and awareness programs such project can take off. It is vital to select plants that are well suited to such conditions rather than try to force growing varieties of plants that would require extra care when grown in the current Cairo rooftop conditions.

Cactus and succulents might be good candidates for growing on rooftops.