Perlite for Hydroponics or Soil Aeration
- 100% natural soil conditioner
- Resistant to bacteria and fungus
- Conserves water, promotes healthy plant growth, & improves soil quality
- Providing extra aeration to the roots
The principal value of perlite in any potting medium is providing aeration and improving water drainage. The surface area of perlite particles contains tiny cavities that hold moisture while the particles themselves create tunnels in the mixture that allow air and water to flow freely to the roots. These properties make it helpful for gardening. Whether your interest lies in horticulture or floriculture, this soil additive will prove useful for just about any type of plant, being a very handy medium for the germination of seeds. Perlite has the capacity to retain a high amount of moisture, which in turn helps with water conservation.