Perlite

 190

Perlite: Improve your garden soil with this naturally occurring mineral that enhances aeration, water retention, and drainage.

Availability: 96 in stock

Introducing Perlite, the exceptional gardening aid available at Moji Mall. This naturally occurring volcanic glass has been a staple in gardening for decades due to its incredible features and diverse applications. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting your green journey, Perlite is an indispensable addition to your gardening toolkit.

Product Features:

  • Lightweight and Insulating: Perlite’s lightweight and porous structure provides excellent insulation against extreme temperatures, protecting plant roots from temperature fluctuations.
  • Enhanced Drainage: When mixed with soil, Perlite improves soil drainage, preventing waterlogged roots and ensuring better oxygen flow to the root system.
  • Air Circulation: The airy nature of Perlite promotes better air circulation within the soil, fostering healthier root development and overall plant growth.
  • pH Neutral: Perlite has a neutral pH, making it suitable for a wide range of plants and soil types without altering the soil’s natural acidity or alkalinity.
  • Aeration of Soil Mixes: Incorporate Perlite into potting mixes to enhance aeration and create a well-balanced growing medium for container plants.
  • Seed Starting: Use Perlite as a germination medium for seeds, providing optimal moisture retention and a sterile environment for successful sprouting.

Usage Tips:

  1. Soil Amendment: Blend Perlite with your garden soil to improve drainage and aeration, preventing soil compaction and promoting robust plant growth.
  2. Container Gardening: Line the bottom of pots or containers with Perlite to improve drainage and ensure excess water doesn’t accumulate at the bottom, safeguarding plant roots.
  3. Propagation: Perlite is an excellent rooting medium for cuttings, offering the perfect balance of moisture and air to encourage successful propagation.
  4. Hydroponic Systems: In hydroponic setups, Perlite provides support for plant roots while maintaining adequate moisture levels, contributing to a thriving hydroponic garden.
  5. Mulching: Use Perlite as a natural mulch around plants to retain soil moisture and reduce weed growth while preserving soil temperature.

FAQs:

1. What is Perlite made of?

Perlite is a volcanic glass that forms when obsidian (volcanic glass) is rapidly heated, causing it to expand. The expanded material is then crushed and graded into the lightweight, porous granules we use in gardening.

2. Can Perlite be used alone as a growing medium?

While Perlite has excellent aeration and drainage properties, it lacks essential nutrients for plant growth. It is best used as an additive to improve soil texture and aeration rather than as a standalone growing medium.

3. Is Perlite safe for my plants?

Absolutely! Perlite is a natural and non-toxic material that poses no harm to plants. Its pH-neutral nature ensures it won’t alter the soil’s acidity, making it safe for a wide variety of plants.

4. Can I reuse Perlite in my garden?

Yes, Perlite can be reused multiple times if it’s free from any diseases or contaminants. Simply sterilize it before reuse to create a safe environment for your plants.

5. How often should I water my plants when using Perlite?

Perlite enhances soil drainage, reducing the risk of overwatering. However, the watering frequency will still depend on the specific needs of your plants and the environmental conditions.

Weight100 g
Size

1 Litre – 100g

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Perlite”
Shopping Cart