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All of our Expanded Perlite Products are OMRI and CFDA Organic input Material Certified.
Among the unique properties of Horticultural Perlite is its ability to work for many years in the soil. It does this because it is inorganic and does not deteriorate.
In addition, perlite is chemically inert and has an essentially neutral pH. Because it is sterile, perlite is free of disease, weed seeds and insects. its lightweight density makes Perlite easy to handle, it is clean and odorless as well.
100% Natural Product:
Perlite is a naturally occurring, volcanic rock. When furnaced at high temperatures, Perlite "pops" and expands 7 to 15 times its original volume.
The resulting lightweight particles are made up of microscopic spheres with a porous, broken surface that promotes plant growth.
This allows aeration and drainage of the root system and provides holding capacity for water and nutrients.
Application of Perlite for Horticulture
Perlite Horticulture applications and water management.
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Improves soil structure.
Eliminates soil crusting and
Increases water holding capacity
and fertilizer retention.
Improves drainage and aeration.
Provides uniform growing media.
Produces denser root structure.
Uses for Perlite
Propagation of seedlings and cuttings
Roof deck gardens and eco-roofs
Newly planted trees and plants
Standard #2: The most popular product in our horticulture line of superior perlite products. Perlite's Standard #2 horticulture perlite is an outstanding product widely used by nurseries in the propagation of bedding plants and seedlings.
Well-suited as a mix-in element with other growth mediums.
An outstanding product with a mixture of fine and large perlite granules
Hydro 4+Plus: Our Newest product in our horticulture line of superior perlite products. Perlite's Hydro4+ horticulture perlite is an outstanding product widely used by Hydroponic Grow Operations and Hydro Farms
An excellent growth medium for all outdoor and indoor plants
Excellent Drainage for Hydroponic grow Operations