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Expanded clay is a very universal material, giving many possibilities of use in gardening and growing potted plants. It can be used as drainage, loosening or mulch material. At the same time, it is harmless to plants and the environment, and relatively cheap. It is completely resistant to any activity of pests, mold or fungi, which reduces the risk of infection for plants. It is therefore a very durable material which (importantly) does not lose its properties over time. It all adds up to the possibility of its long-term use or the possibility of using the same expanded clay several times for various purposes in gardening.
What is perlite ?
Perlite, also known as volcanic glass, is a rock of volcanic origin. The name "volcanic glass" is associated with its formation as a result of the hydration of cooling lava. The main features of perlite are water storage, heat absorption, chemical neutrality, aeration and soil loosening. Due to water retention, perlite will release its water content for a long time after watering the plant, and the plant substrate will dry out at a slower rate. Due to the properties of perlite, mixing perlite with soil is a popular solution in horticulture today. It works great in combination with peat and hydroponic cultivation.
Thanks to its properties, perlite is perfect for use in gardens and greenhouses, its low price is an additional advantage. When using perlite, we must remember to keep the right proportions. The amount of perlite should not exceed 30% of the volume of the substrate, a popular proportion is 1 liter of perlite to 3 liters of soil. Exceeding the correct proportions may translate into a deterioration in the quality of the substrate. It should be remembered that perlite will absorb more water over time (about 1.5 years).
In our store You will find perlite with a capacity of 1 liter, 10 liters and 125 liter bags. The perlite fraction ranges from 2 to 6 mm. The perlite we offer will be a great addition to the soil or a substrate for hydroponic cultivation. It accumulates heat well, which will help in the vegetation of plants. Perlite can be used without any issues for a long time after opening.