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Adding perlite to your substrate can promote healthy root growth and encourage oxygen flow to your plants. Plagron Perlite is a safe, stable, and RHP-certified soil enhancer.
Soil has many properties which make it desirable to grow in. It’s full of naturally-present nutrients and is home to a range of helpful microlife. However, it can be difficult to maintain the right consistency. Dry, dusty soil can be poor at holding moisture. Dense, clay-like soil is difficult for roots to permeate and for oxygen to travel through.
Perlite is a natural volcanic rock used to improve the structure of soil. It’s highly porous and allows oxygen to circulate through the root system.
Adding perlite to your soil can promote healthy growth in the rhizosphere and encourage oxygen flow to your plants.
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Perlite also facilitates water movement. Its pebble-shaped structure creates small gaps for water to travel through, helping it reach deeper into the substrate. Dense soil and fibrous substrates like coco are prone to soaking water straight up without distributing it.
Worse, it flows straight through the substrate and out again. It’s a waste of precious nutrients and does nothing for your plants!
Both of these can lead to overwatering, which creates excess water at the bottom of your pot and can cause root disease.
When the substrate is enhanced with perlite, plants take in more water and drain more efficiently. They’ll receive all the nutrient solution they need and any excess will be transported away from your root network.
Plagron Perlite is completely clean and free from germs and pests. It’s RHP certified - an award only given to thoroughly safe, stable, and high-quality growing media.
The RHP mark confirms that a substrate has passed their stringent quality checks and is safe for use in your garden.
How to use Plagron Perlite?
Mix the perlite into your soil. It should make up between 10% and 35% of your overall substrate.
Why choose Plagron Perlite?
- Clean, natural soil enhancer;
- Made from 100% volcanic perlite;
- RHP certified;
- Stimulates root development;
- Improves water retention and drainage;
- Facilitates oxygen flow around the root network.
- Brand: Plagron
- Ingredients: Perlite (100%)
- pH: 6.5 - 8.0
- EC: 0.0 - 0.1mS/cm
- Granule Size: 0 - 6mm