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Palram Mythos vs Hybrid Greenhouse: Which one is better?

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Are you stuck choosing between Palram’s Mythos and Hybrid Greenhouse?

You’re not alone. Palram’s Mythos and Hybrid Greenhouse are two of Palram’s best-selling greenhouses. And for many good reasons.

Both of these greenhouses are affordable, weather-resistant, long-lasting, and easily assembled. So how do you choose which one is for you?

In this post, we’ll review Palram’s Mythos and Hybrid Greenhouse. We’ll go over their features, specifications, and cost. We’ll also go over their similarities, differences, pros, and cons. This way, you can choose which of these two is right for you.

Let’s dive in!

 

Mythos vs. Hybrid Greenhouse: Which one is better?

Before we begin, here’s an easy, glance comparison between Hybrid and Mythos Greenhouse.

 

Mythos vs Hybrid: Shape

Mythos Hybrid
Shape Gable Gable

 

Mythos vs Hybrid: Average Price

Mythos Hybrid
Average Cost $760 $760

 

Mythos vs Hybrid: Size

Size (6ft series) Mythos Hybrid
6x4 ✔️ ✔️
6x6 ✔️ ✔️
6x8 ✔️ ✔️
6x10 ✔️ ✔️
6x12 ✔️ ✔️
6x14 ✔️ ✔️
6x16 x ✔️

 

Mythos vs Hybrid: Glazing

Mythos Hybrid
Glazing 4mm Frosted Polycarbonate Twin Rooof Panels & Crystal Clear Polycarbonate Wall Panels

 

Mythos vs Hybrid: Specifications

Snap & Grow Harmony
Roof/Wall Material Polycarbonate Polycarbonate
Roof Panel Thickness 4mm 4mm
Wall Panel Thickness 4mm 0.7mm
Wind Resistance 90km/hr | 56ml/hr 90km/hr | 56ml/hr
Snow Load 75kg/m² | 15.4lbs/ft² 75kg/m² | 15.4lbs/ft²
Light transmission 82% 90%
Color Green, Grey, Silver Green, Grey, Silver
Warranty 5 Year Limited Warranty 5 Year Limited Warranty

 

Mythos vs Hybrid: Features

Mythos Hybrid
Panels Twin Wall Polycarbonate Twin-wall Roof panels and
Crystal Clear Polycarbonate Wall panels
100% UV ray protection ✔️ ✔️
Do not fracture or turn brittle over time ✔️ ✔️
Aluminum frame ✔️ ✔️
Lockable door handle ✔️ ✔️
Built-in gutters ✔️ ✔️
Galvanized steel base ✔️ ✔️
Easy Assembly ✔️ ✔️
Roof Vent ✔️ ✔️

 

 

Mythos vs Hybrid Greenhouse: Shape Comparison

Both Mythos vs Hybrid is Gable Greenhouses (a.k.a. Even Span). This greenhouse structure has a roof, made of two slopes of equal length and width, sloping towards a central ridge.

Gable Greenhouses are the most common style of greenhouse structure. 

Many find it appealing because its straight walls allow for maximum height and plenty of growing room. 

Gable greenhouses also allow for easy air circulation and temperature management. 

 

Advantages of Gable or Even Span Greenhouses

Advantages

  • Plenty of space for vegetables and plants to grow. Can easily install shelves or hang plants from the ceiling. 
  • Easy to build and cost-effective. 
  • Easy to install irrigation and heating systems.

 

Disadvantages

  • More expensive to build than lean-to-greenhouses 
  • Straight walls can limit the amount of sunlight that enters your greenhouse. 

If you’re interested in checking out other Gable or Even Span Greenhouse, here are some we’d recommend

 

Solexx Garden Master Greenhouse 

The Solexx Garden Master is the traditional Gable greenhouse. It comes with a shelving system to maximize your growing space. 

One of the biggest differences between Solexx and other greenhouses is their panels. 

Solexx uses its own panels, which are an opaque white color. These panels are designed to improve light diffusion, eliminate hot spots, and improve temperature control. 

Solexx greenhouses come in a variety of different sizes to fit your needs.

 

Monticello Gable Greenhouse 

The Monticello is a traditional gable greenhouse. The Monticello has four different packages; some include all the accessories that you will need to get your greenhouse started. 

Their most advanced package includes an irrigation and heating system. 

 

Mythos vs. Hybrid: Price

When deciding between the Palram Mythos and Hybrid greenhouses, the cost should not play a big role. This is because the prices differences are very similar. 

The average price across all Mythos greenhouses is $760, while the average price of all Hyrbid greenhouses is $760. 

Since the collection's greenhouse prices are very similar, you should ignore the price and consider the other important features when deciding between the Mythos and Hybrid collections. 

Below is the price of Mythos and Hybrid Greenhouses for each size. 

 

Mythos vs. Hybrid Structure and Panels

Both Palram-Canopia's Mythos and Hybrid are heavy-duty greenhouses made with aluminum frames and polycarbonate panels.

These two features ensure that your greenhouse will stand the test of time and can withstand extreme weather conditions.

Palram greenhouse polycarbonate panels do not shatter and are safer than glass. This feature is especially important in a domestic environment and the vicinity of children and the elderly.

Further, polycarbonate panels are low weight ( less than 1kg), making the greenhouse easy to deliver, handle, assemble, and relocate.

Polycarbonate also completely shields from the harmful effects of UV radiation and protects everything inside the greenhouse: people, plants, pots, tools, among others.

If you're unsure if a polycarbonate greenhouse is for you, you can check out this article where we talked about the different glazing materials between greenhouses and their pros and cons.

 

Mythos vs Hybrid: Glazing

While both Mythos and Hybrid Greenhouse are made of polycarbonate panels, they come with different glazing options.

Hybrid Greenhouses have walls with crystal clear glazing, while Mythos Greenhouses have frosted glazing.

This difference is important because it affects light diffusion and insulation inside your Greenhouse. In general, the less clear the Greenhouse, the more light it diffuses.

So why not get an opaque greenhouse? In general, light diffusion has an inverse relationship with insulation. That means the more opaque your Greenhouse, the less insulation you have.

If you're unsure if a polycarbonate greenhouse is for you, you can check out this article where we talked about the different glazing materials between greenhouses and their pros and cons.

 

Mythos vs Hybrid: What's the Difference?

The Mythos and Hybrid greenhouse collections have many similarities. Some of their similarities include: 

  • Size options 
  • Color options 
  • Shape 
  • Price 
  • Wind Resistance 
  • Snow Load 

You should avoid using the similar features when trying to decide between the Mythos and Hybrid greenhouse collection. The main differences between the Mythos and Hybrid greenhouse are: 

  • Panel Thickness: The Mythos collection has thicker wall panels at 4mm while the Hybrid series only has a 0.7mm wall panel. 
  • Light Transmission: Due to the thicker panels and glazing Mythos diffuses more light at 82% while the Hybrid allows for 90%. 
  • Glazing: Mythos greenhouses have frosted panels while Hybrid greenhouses have crystal clear twin wall panels.

These are the most important features to consider when deciding between a greenhouse due to their similarities. 

 

Why Mythos?

The Mythos is a durable, transparent, and safe polycarbonate hobby greenhouse.

It features a rust-resistant, brushed aluminum frame, and heavy-duty galvanized steel base, so you can protect your plants against the toughest weather.

It comes with integrated rain gutters and downspouts for a sustainable irrigation system. It also comes with a roof vent and door, which helps you better control the temperature and humidity in your greenhouse.

Finally, Mythos twin-wall panels provide an added benefit of twice the heat retention of single-layer panels.

Some of Mythos most notable features are:

  • 100% UV protected, virtually unbreakable polycarbonate panels; do not fracture, turn yellow or opacify over time
  • Light-diffusing twin-wall glazing for soft light irradiance and level temperatures
  • Blocks 99.9% of harmful solar UV rays
  • Lockable door handle for extra protection and safety
  • Built-in gutters included, for sustainable irrigation system
  • Rust-resistant aluminum frame for high durability and strength
  • Easy assembly; Average setup time four to five hours
  • Wide roof, high walls
  • Roof vent for airflow and regulation of heat and humidity
  • The greenhouses are available in various sizes & colors

 

Mythos Greenhouse Collection

mythos greenhouse

You can check out the full Mythos Greenhouse Collection here

I recommend the Mythos greenhouse collection for those who want thicker panels with a frosted glaze. The thicker panels allow for more diffused light and improved temperature control. 

Place your order today for any Mythos greenhouse and get free shipping. 

 

Why Hybrid Greenhouse?

The Palram Nature Hybrid Series is a DIY greenhouse that is both durable and compact. It's strong enough for commercial use yet small enough to fit your backyard.

It's made of a durable, rust-resistant aluminum frame and polycarbonate panels, so you can enjoy your greenhouse for years to come.

The Palram Nature Hybrid Series combines two types of glazing for balanced light exposure. The crystal clear side panels allow for over 90% transmission for growth, while the 4mm twin-wall roof blocks up to 99.9% of harmful UV rays to prevent plant burn.

This greenhouse also comes with integrated rain gutters and downspouts for a sustainable irrigation system. Hybrid also boasts a roof vent and door, providing you with better control of the temperature and humidity in your greenhouse.

The Palram Nature Hybrid Series can withstand a snow load of 15.4 pounds per square foot and winds up to 56 mph when incorporated with the anchoring kit.

Palram also offers a complete line of accessories designed to make your Nature Hybrid greenhouse more productive, space-saving, and protective against the elements.

Some notable features for Hybrid Greenhouse are:

  • Highly resistant, safe polycarbonate greenhouse kit (blends Fine Shield Technology™)
  • Combines two types of glazing for balanced light exposure
  • 4mm twin-wall roof panels block up to 99.9% of UV rays
  • Crystal-clear, virtually unbreakable polycarbonate panels that provide 90% light transmission
  • Life-time resilient polycarbonate plastic walls; do not fracture, turn yellow or opacify over time.
  • Stout, rust-free aluminum structure
  • Clean-lined and functional design
  • 26 sq feet growing space and 6.5' of headroom
  • The Nature Series works with Palram's line of hobby greenhouse accessories to maximize space and a more productive growing season. 

 

Hybrid Greenhouse Collection 

 hybrid greenhouse

You can check out the full Hybrid greenhouse collection here

I recommend the Hybrid greenhouse if you are looking for a clear greenhouse. The crystal clear panels allow for maximum light to enter the greenhouse. The Hybrid Greenhouse is also great for people who don't need lots of temperature control. 

If you place your Hybrid Greenhouse order today and get free shipping to the contiguous 48 states. 

 

What's next?

Buying a greenhouse is exciting, but it's no small feat. It's critical that you do your research to get the perfect fit for you.

Palram is one of the leading companies in the thermoplastic industry. So, whether you go with either Palram's Hybrid or Mythos, you're in good hands. 

If you're still unsure what's the suitable greenhouse for you, check out our review on all of Palram greenhouses. This article discusses all of Palram greenhouses available on the market, so you can skip all the tedious research and buy your greenhouse with ease.