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Gro-Sure Perlite
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  • Naturally occurring material
  • Improves aeration & drainage for healthy root growth
  • Ideal for use when rooting cuttings & potting-on

Sizes available

  • 10 litre
  • Product Details
  • how to use
  • tips & advice

Why Use

This naturally occurring volcanic rock has been heated to high temperatures to produce lightweight, micro-porous granules. This is perfect for improving aeration, moisture retention and drainage.

Mixing the micro-porous granules of Gro-Sure Perlite with your compost…

  • Stimulates strong, healthy root growth
  • Helps increase absorption & water retention
  • Improves aeration and drainage

 

 

How to Use

For harder cuttings and for fragile plants increase to two parts Perlite and one part Gro-Sure Seed & Cutting Compost. Keep well watered, but ensure pots can freely drain.

We recommend dampening the Perlite before use, to reduce dust. When using the whole bag contents, add up to 1 litre (2 pints) of water in the bag and leave to soak for several minutes before use.

Rooting Cuttings

For soft stem and leaf cuttings, use a mixture of equal parts by volume of Gro-Sure Seed & Cutting Compost and Gro-Sure Perlite.

Image of a pair of hands taking a cutting from a plant with a knife.

Potting on

Use a mixture of Gro-Sure All Purpose Compost with 25% Gro-Sure Perlite added. Perlite can be used wholly or in part replacement of sand and/or grit to create a light and very open structure, improving drainage, aeration and insulation.

Image of a pair of hands potting on a plant.

Before transplanting plants from pots to containers it is recommended to water the plants well and allow to drain. Remove plants from their pots and place into the container, firming compost around the plant roots. Once the container is fully planted, water well and feed as appropriate

General Advice

  • Store in a dry, frost free place away from weedkillers and other garden chemicals
  • Wear gloves when handling and wash hands after use
  • Reseal bag after use

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Does Perlite contain any chemicals?

A. Perlite is chemical free, it is an inert natural mineral and it will not affect soil pH conditions

For any other questions or advice please contact our Technical Advice line on:  01480 443789 (Mon-Fri 9am- 5pm) or email customerservice@westlandhorticulture.com

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