Perlite / Vermiculite

Perlite and Vermiculite have many uses in the hydroponics and horticultural industries as a growing media.

While they can be used 'as is' directly from the bag, many growers mix different ratios of the two together to make a blend that best suits their requirements. This way they get the best of both worlds - good drainage and good water holding capacity.

Mixing them into cocopeat (or soil) will aid in the amount of air trapped within - improving drainage and root development.

Perlite 100 Litre

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Perlite
  • Description

Coarse Grade

Uses include;

  • propagation
  • blending through other media
  • Great drainage properties

Vermiculite 100 Litre

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Vermiculite
  • Description

Grade 3 - Coarse

  • retains approximately 50% of it's weight in water 

Hydro Pearl 25 Litre

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Hydro-Perl
  • Description

Fine Grade

A pre-mix of 50% Perlite and 50% Vermiculite.

Comes in a handy grow bag, so it can be planted straight into - cut some holes in the top for planting, and punch some holes in the bottom for drainage.

Coco-Perlite Blend

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Professor's Coco Perlite Blend
  • Description

Perlite is a common addition to Coco Coir, being highly favoured for its excellent drainage capabilities while simultaneously maintaining high moisture levels and alleviating the risks of over-watering. The main advantage of a perlite blend is its ability to keep the grow medium aerated. Plants need oxygen to thrive and survive, and perlite particles create tiny air tunnels which allow moisture and oxygen to flow freely to plant roots.

Professor’s Nutrients Coco-Perlite Blend is a mix consisting of 70% Coco Coir and 30% Perlite.