Perlite Jumbo Size (Aroids, Orchids & Bromedliads)

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Size: 5L
Sale price$10.00 Regular price$12.00

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Unlock the Secret to Lush, Vibrant Plants

Perlite, a naturally occurring siliceous volcanic rock, is your secret weapon for ensuring your plants grow lush, vibrant, and resilient. When this unique rock is heated above 850°c, it expands, creating tiny, glass-like bubbles that make it lightweight and give it exceptional physical properties. This miraculous transformation is powered by the vaporization of water contained within the crude rock, contributing to its phenomenal capability to aerate any potting mix.

Jumbo Size for Your Exotic Beauties: Aroids, Bromeliads, and Orchids

Our jumbo-sized perlite is particularly tailored for your exotic plants like aroids, bromeliads, and orchids, ensuring they have the perfect environment to flourish. This media effortlessly accommodates the unique needs of these exotic beauties, providing them with the optimal balance of air and moisture, while also ensuring superior root system development.

Why Choose Our Perlite for Your Aroid Potting Mix?

The exclusive physical properties of our expanded perlite make it a stand-out choice for your aroid potting mix. It ensures:

  • Superior Aeration: Enhanced airflow around the roots, promoting healthier, more robust growth.
  • Optimal Moisture Retention: Holds just the right amount of water without causing sogginess, preventing root rot.
  • Lightweight Texture: Ensures your potting mix is not dense or compacted, allowing roots to spread with ease.

The Science Behind Perlite’s Remarkable Properties

Perlite undergoes a fascinating transformation to become the lightweight, moisture-retaining medium gardeners adore. The presence of water in its natural state is pivotal. When heated, the water vaporizes, causing the rock to soften and expand, resulting in a network of tiny bubbles. These bubbles account for its light weight and contribute to its incredible aeration and moisture retention capabilities, making it an unparalleled addition to your potting mix.

How to Incorporate Perlite into Your Potting Mix

  1. Measure Adequately: Ensure a ratio that provides enough aeration without compromising stability. A general guideline is a 1:1 ratio of perlite to soil for aroids and similar exotic plants.
  2. Mix Thoroughly: Ensure the perlite is evenly distributed throughout the mix to provide uniform aeration and moisture retention.
  3. Plant with Care: Be gentle with roots during repotting to minimize stress and promote rapid adaptation to their new environment.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Robert Ieraci
Great size for drainage

I use the larger size for drainage and air at the bottoms of my self watering pots. Perlite seems to work well with the capilarie action thanks for the tip guys works really really well 🙏

Jason Lin
Great product!

Ordered the jumbo size perlite and it came very quickly with minimal dust so it was packaged very well. Very pleased

small girl
great quality chunky perlite for a really great price

i've already started using this perlite in my DIY aroid mix, and it's perfect. it bought a large amount which is really handy, for a great price and with delivery it still turned out to be a really good bargain. i'll definitely be back next time i need some more, as well as more of all my other DIY potting mix supplies. thanks dr. greenthumbs!

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