3-6mm gardening growing media expanded perlite
In horticultural applications
Agricultural Perlite is used throughout the world as a component of soilless growing mixes where it
provides aeration and optimum moisture retention for superior plant growth. For rooting cuttings, 100%
perlite is used. Studies have shown that outstanding yields are achieved with perlite hydroponic systems.
Other benefits of horticultural perlite are its neutral pH and the fact that it is sterile and weed-free. In
addition, its light weight makes it ideal for use in container growing.
Other horticultural applications for perlite are as a carrier for fertilizer, herbicides and pesticides and
for pelletizing seed.
Horticultural perlite is as useful to the home gardener as it is to the commercial grower. It is used with
equal success in greenhouse growing, landscaping applications and in the home in house plants.
benefites of Hydroponic culture:
Horticultural perlite provides more constant moisture status aroun the roots at all times irrespective of weather
or stage of root growth.
Perlite ensures more even watering throughout the grwoing area.
Thera is less probability of over-watering with horticutlural perlite.
Perlite culture avoids wasting of water and nutrients.
The use of perlite eliminates the need to grade growing floors accurately.