Perlite is used in potting mixes as a stand-alone soilless medium for plant rooting. It’s pH is neutral (around 7) and completely sterile, which is critical for rooting plant cuttings. When used alone, it provides perfect aeration and holds the right amount of moisture.
1.) Perlite can hold three to four times its weight in water, but never becomes soggy. Unlike soil or organic matter, it never disintegrates.
2.) It is also used with hydroponic systems world wide, with superior crop production. 3.) When used in potting soil mixtures, perlite lightens the mixture and improves aeration and drainage. This is especially useful for large container plantings.
4.) The newest use of perlite is in rooftop gardens. The main limiting factor for rooftop gardens is weight. Using perlite over other soil mixtures reduces the weight dramatically, by more than half, allowing gardens to thrive in cities where garden space is virtually non-existent.The added benefit is the green roof also reduces heat gain inside the building.
5.) Aside from its use as a soil amendment perlite is used as a carrier for herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers.
6.) Perlite is also used to pellitize seeds for easier planting.
Benefits: 1.) It is light weight, clean, odorless, sterile, neutral pH , inert, non-toxic and environmentally safe.
2.) Thjere are no organic impurities, diseases, weeds, and insects, and resistant to surface moss and algae.
3.) It is ideal for Green roofs/Terrace gardening, Tissue culture, Hydroponics, Container growing, Floriculture, Home and Interior gardens, Nursery stocks, Interiorscapes, Ornamental plants, Horticulture, Vegetables, Shrubs, Fruit trees, Cactus, Xerophytes, Bonsai suitable , Seed starting, Root cuttings, Storing flower bulbs and tubers, Potting mixes, Soil-less growing mixes, Landscaping, Turfing industry, Lawns, Golf courses
Perlite is inert , sterile and safe-to-handle volcanic mineral. Expanded perlite is full of tiny air bubbles, and its dimpled surface area helps to trap moisture.ensures 100 % germination of seeds and root cuttings with very little watering
Mixing perlite into soil, whether it’s in garden or for container plants, helps aerate the soil. It protects against extreme climate fluctuations, over-watering and makes moisture readily available to plants
Improves structure and texture of clayey and silt soils and prevents soil compaction and surface crusting.it is mainly used for making soil – less hydroponic medium for plant growth
It is ideal for green roofs/terrace gardening, tissue culture, hydroponics, container growing, floriculture, home and interior gardens, nursery stocks, interiorscapes, ornamental plants, horticulture, vegetables, shrubs, fruit trees, cactus, xerophytes, bonsai suitable , seed starting, root cuttings, storing flower bulbs and tubers, potting mixes, soil-less growing mixes, landscaping, turfing industry, lawns, golf courses, etc