Westland Gro-Sure Perlite, 10 Ltr Pack
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Perlite is an ideal compost additive as it helps to retain air in the compost which is essential for healthy root development.
It helps to create an optimum balance of air and water, which makes water logging almost impossible and minimises damage to roots when transplanting.
When added to compost it accelerates rooting and reduces the risk of fungal diseases.
Perlite is a naturally occurring, non-toxic, volcanic rock that has been heated to a high temperature to produce a lightweight, micro-porous material with a high surface area.
It has been carefully graded to produce a particle size of 2-5mm.
Naturally occurring material Improves aeration and drainage Ideal for healthy root growth
Ideal for use when rooting cuttings
Ideal for potting on seedlings
Gro-Sure Perlite 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. Naturally occurring material Improves aeration & drainage for healthy root growth
Ideal for use when rooting cuttings & potting-on 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 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. 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.
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