Exfoliators Premium Vermiculite has been used extensively in horticultural applications (but not limited to); hydroponics, seedling germination, soil conditioning, storing of bulbs/cuttings and potting mixes. Exfoliators Premium Vermiculite is non-toxic and sterile, pH Neutral (7.0), it will not rot and it will not deteriorate as it is inorganic. Vermiculite is recognized as a medium with an excellent cation exchange rate of 90-125 milligrams equivalents per 100 grams, allowing the plant to have increased nutrients for healthier, stronger and rapid growth. Exfoliators Premium Vermiculite is also vermin proof, which will go on to prevent the loss of much needed nutrients of the plant.
Exfoliators Premium Vermiculite promotes much faster root growth. When mixed with other mediums, Vermiculite allows young plants fast development and securing of their root systems. It allows their young rooting systems to attain air, moisture and nutrients much easier than compared to much more dense potting mixes or ground soils.
Due to Vermiculites extensive characteristics and benefits, the user is greatly enabled in day to day use of such a product. The lightness of Exfoliators Premium Vermiculite allows the user to carry and mix the product with ease. Vermiculite, when used as a bulking agent, ensures your mixes go even further along with an increased ease of distribution for your mix
The choice of Exfoliators horticultural grades of Vermiculite will vary from grower to grower (due to individual techniques) as well as the particular plant which they choose to grow.
Often, Grade 2 or Grade 3 is used for seed raising and after top dressing trays Exfoliators Premium Vermiculite provides excellent water holding capacity as well as a stable temperature for the seed to germinate and begin to sprout.
Exfoliators Premium Vermiculite works fantastically in conjunction with other media as a potting mix. Vermiculite will ensure aeration, withhold water and nutrients, releasing these nutrients and moisture as the plant requires.
Our Grade 4 Premium Vermiculite is used extensively in the viticulture industry for propagation and callusing of grape vines.