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Perlite 4 Cu. Ft. – 112 Liters

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Perlite 4 Cu. Ft. – 112 Liters

This coarse, yet lightweight volcanic rock is perfect for starting seeds, rooting cuttings or adding aeration to any growing medium. Perlite has the advantage of being graded by size to give growers options for improving soil texture.

Features:

Lightweight, natural soil amendment
Increases water retention and airflow in soil
Sterile growing medium for seed starting and rooting cuttings

Grower’s Tip:

Add generously to your favorite growing mix or potting soil to make a lightweight, well-drained medium for containers.

What is Perlite?

Perlite is a volcanic glass that is heated to 1,600 degrees F. (871 C.) whereupon it pops much like popcorn and expands to 13 times its former size, resulting in an incredibly lightweight material. In fact, the end product weighs only 5 to 8 pounds per cubic foot. The super heated perlite is comprised of tiny air compartments. Under a microscope, perlite is revealed as being covered with many tiny cells that absorb moisture on the exterior of the particle, not inside, which makes it particularly useful in facilitating moisture to plant roots.

Uses of Perlite

Perlite is used in soil mixes (including soilless mediums) to improve aeration and modify the soil substructure, keeping it loose, well-draining and defying compaction. A premium mix of one part loam, one part peat moss, and one part perlite is optimum for container growing, enabling the pot to hold just enough water and oxygen.

Additional information

Weight 12.02 kg
Dimensions 99.06 × 48.26 × 20.96 cm

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