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Espoma PR8 8-Quart Organic Perlite
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- All natural 100% perlite for improving heavy soils
- Helps loosen heavy soils and prevents compaction
- Aerates soil and promotes root growth
- Helps loosen heavy soils and prevent compaction
- 100-percent all natural perlite for organic gardening
- 8 qt
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That said, this perlite is the epitome of flawless perlite. They are perfect-sized and the pores aren't too big that it looks too much like styrofoam. Perlite does wonders in my pots by making the soil less compact and increasing drain-ability. I wouldn't pot any succulents without.
Just remember to not breathe any of it (not just this brand, but any brand). Perlite is volcanic glass that has been expanded by heat to make it porous. It can be very dangerous if it gets into your lungs. I've gotten bad headaches from perlite, but I read that it can also make you cough up blood. When handling it, I wear a cloth over my face now to be safe. As an inert substrate, it's safe in your soil and won't get sucked up into your plant. Just remember to wash edibles well!
Let's say you have regular potting soil, but need cactus soil. You don't need to buy separate cactus soil because you can add some perlite to the mix in a 50/50 ratio, and it's now cactus soil. That's what improving heavy soils means, lightening and airing it up so water can flow through easily. The ratio of how you mix it depends on the needs of your plants. Do your research and give your plants the proper growing environment.
Perlite is a white, lightweight, and typically formed by the hydration of obsidian (Dragonglass. Game of Thrones reference). Be careful when digging it out of the bag as it can easily blow around and out of the bag. You also want to be careful in not breathing in any crushed dust particles.
This is a great product to improve existing potting soil you may have, or to create your own custom mix. Recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was planting in huge, 24" Fiskars Terrapots. I didn't realize that many veggies don't have roots anywhere near the associated depth. Read morePublished 17 days ago by ConsiderThis
Great item, exactly what I was expecting. Mixes easily with soil for planting pots that need good drainage, such as succulents and cactus.Published 1 month ago by jamie Shepherd
I couldn't get my Crested Gecko eggs incubated correctly until I bought this item. A little goes a long way, and the eggs kept fresh and healthy. Holds moisture very well.Published 1 month ago by Pay Goddess Jezebel
This has really helped my 2 compostable toilets smelling fresh. Will purchase againPublished 1 month ago by Jane Teresa McFeely
It's perlite like any other but seems much lighter in weight. Bag was small, I got 2 1/2 5 gallon pots and it was kaput. Find perlite cheaper...what's with organic perlite anyway??Published 2 months ago by Craig
Item is exactly as described. Excellent Price and Great Value. Highly recommended Seller! AAA+++Published 2 months ago by Charles K. Conboy