Perlite works fantastic as a growing medium for commercial and residential soils to grow many types of plants, cuttings, and seedlings. It can also be used hydroponically (see hydroponics for further soilless growing solutions).
Why use Perlite for Horticulture?
Horticultural Perlite will enhance plant, crop and garden growth significantly with an increased yield when compared to many other growing mediums.
Exfoliators Premium Perlite is sterile, pH neutral and will not rot or break down unlike other growing media, making it much safer for the user as well as for your plants.Your juvenile plant or shrub, as well as established plants, will be able to have a much more evenly spread and healthier root system due to decreased soil density and increased aeration. This will then lead to much fuller and healthier plants.
With Australia’s extreme weather fluctuations, Perlite will aid in insulating your plant and particularly the root systems to protect them against the cold or extremely hot climates. Exfoliators Premium Perlite range is extremely easy to use. It is significantly lightweight compared to many of its other much heavier alternatives and it is also much easier to dig into your potting mixes!
Perlite Benefits for Commercial Growing
Exfoliators Premium Perlite has seen much success with growers in greenhouses around Australia as well as many international customers for various types of plants (shrubs, grasses, flowers, herbs, and vegetables).
Perlite ensures that your plants have the moisture and nutrients at their root tips when required, as well as providing your plant with the aeration and drainage that they require. Due to these various properties, commercial growing is improved from the propagation of the very first seed to the harvesting of your crops.
Using Exfoliators Premium Perlite has many other economic advantages for commercial use:
- Reduced watering requirements (resulting in a decreased watering bill cost)
- Increased plant yield (more tomatoes per plant, more product to sell per harvest)
- Increased plant/fruit quality (much better sales value due to increased product quality)
Perlite Benefits for Residential Growing
Exfoliators Premium Perlite can be used to increase your garden’s growth and health significantly. Your plants’ growth will be aided significantly due to both water holding and aeration properties as well as with holding nutrients which are released as the plant requires them.
The best part about Perlite is that it is extremely lightweight. Due to its reduced weight when compared to other heavier and much denser mediums, Exfoliators Premium Perlite is extremely easy to handle and spread through your potting mixes as well as top soil mixes.
When choosing from various grades, a rule of the “green thumb” is finer grades of Perlite have better water retention properties compared to that of larger grades that are more effective for aerating the soil for your plants root systems.
For more information about your plants requirements, contact your local gardening centre or one of our specialised staff for advice about your plant or shrubs’ characteristics and its correlating Exfoliators Premium Perlite Grade.