Perlites are used in the cultivation of plants to improve properties of the plant media and the soil structure. Mixed with a soil or peat-containing substrate, Perlites make it more airy and improve the drainage properties. Perlites are resistant to decomposition and thus maintain their quality. They are free of pathogens and ensure a balanced water / air ratio. Especially in young plants Perlites stimulate rooting and promote growth.
- Total pore volume of 95 vol.%
- Water storage capacity up to 50 vol.%
- Immediately reusable
- Decomposition resistant
- Salt-free, nutrient-free and pH-neutral
What exactly are Perlites?
The source material for Perlites is a mineral of volcanic origin. Perlit is expanded in a thermal process at over 1000 ° C. This results in an enormous increase in volume, the density decreases accordingly. In this way, a porous, very light, inert product for soil improvement is produced without chemical aids.
Mix 10 - 35% Perlite with the desired substrate.
Attention: The product can release dust. Wear a surgical mask while mixing.
Method of use
Use a layer of perlites under a tray of cuttings. This will create a better root space.