Perlite in agriculture
Horticultural perlite, also known as agro perlite, appears in the form of porous granules of irregular shape, thanks to which it retains water very well. It is characterized by high sterility, it is also chemically inert. The use of perlite is very wide and effective, which is the reason why this product is also increasingly popular in horticulture.
Agro perlite is an ideal material for various types of substrates, greenhouse crops or hydroponic cultivation. It is perfect for replacing the traditional substrate, thus protecting the natural resources of the arable land.
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Perlite as a naturally occurring rock does not contain substances harmful to human health and life. It is chemically inert and, thanks to high temperature treatment, also biologically sterile. Perlite, thanks to its unique properties, is an increasingly appreciated product in horticulture, it is used as an additive that loosens the soil. Neutral pH and natural origin make it a perfect additive to any substrate, both gardening and agricultural. It is used, among others, in green nurseries, greenhouse cultivation, hydroponics, or as an addition to potted plants.
Horticultural perlite can be used alone in hydroponic cultivation or as an additive for soil, in order to strengthen the rooting of flower, vegetable or fruit cuttings.
In cup crops, moistened perlite is introduced into boxes or pots. It is necessary to remember to maintain constant humidity in them. When using perlite in different mixtures (e.g. for transplanting plants), the correct proportions must be observed. Perlite should be mixed with the substrate in the amount of 10-30%, e.g. for 3 liters of soil 1 liter of perlite should be used.