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Perlite for Gardening Hydroponics Medium Horticultural Potting Soil-less – 1kg

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  • Perlite is a white, sterile propagating medium used by growers to keep the soil loose, allowing air and water to reach roots. It is ideal for seeds germination, for potting plants, to root cuttings, to hold cut flowers, and to help establish new lawns. In horticulture, perlite can be used as a soil amendment or alone as a medium for hydroponics or for starting cuttings. All of these are natural minerals and are often part of other soil blends. It has a pH of 6.6 to 7.5.
  • Perlite is quite porous. The cavities in perlite help store nutrients and some moisture that the plant might need, but drain excess water away. It is non-toxic, clean, disease-free, and extremely lightweight and easy to work with. It has been observed that perlite will form powdery residue due to storage and transportation and its accepted by industry standards.
  • Perlite is a natural filtration system, allowing excess water to easily drain away while retaining a little moisture and catching nutrients that plants need to grow. This is especially true in raised beds and container gardens, but also in the ground as well.
  • Airflow in the soil is greatly improved in a bed amended with perlite, and that’s necessary both for your plant’s roots to breathe and for any worms, beneficial nematodes, and other good natural garden inhabitants. Because it’s mineral glass and thus harder than the soil around it, it also helps to slow down compaction and keeps your soil fluffy and lightweight.

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Seed Starting

It’s used for starting seeds or rooting cuttings as the drainage provided encourages rapid root production. Fine perlite can also be lightly scattered across your lawn’s surface, where over time it’ll work down into the soil and improve drainage.

Potting Soil

making your own potting soil, perlite is one of the most used components in the industry for the above reasons. It’s lightweight, and easy to blend into coco peat or other water-retaining ingredients (Add 1 portion of perlite into 20 portions of expanded coco peat in liters ratio)

Hydroponics Use

Perlite has its place in the soil, but it is extremely useful in hydroponic gardening as well. One of the most popular ways to use it in hydroponics is in propagating plants by cuttings. As roots grow in response to the plant searching for a water source, a well-draining media like coarse perlite tends to provoke them to grow rapidly as they search for the tiny pockets of nutrients and moisture hidden within the mineral base. Ensuring that your cuttings are well-drained also prevents root rot.

Perlite vs. vermiculite

When comparing perlite vs. vermiculite, vermiculite is very moisture retentive. It’ll absorb water and nutrients and keep them in the soil, which makes it perfect for seed starting blends or for plants that prefer lots of water. In conjunction with perlite, the vermiculite will absorb water and nutrients to feed your plants, while the perlite will help drain the excess water away. So both have their own place in your garden, even in the same container or bed, but they’re not interchangeable.


Product Specifications

Selling Brand Shop of Hydroponics
Country of Origin India
Date First Available 20 August 2020
Dispatched in 24 Hours

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