In horticultural applications, perlite is used throughout the world as a component of soil-less growing mixes where it provides aeration and optimum moisture retention for superior plant growth. Studies have shown that outstanding yields are achieved with perlite hydroponic systems. Other benefits of perlite are its neutral pH and the fact that it is sterile and weed-free. In addition, its light weight makes it ideal for use in container growing. It is used with equal success in greenhouse growing, landscaping applications and in the home in house plants.
|Colour||Gray (Off White)|
|Specific Gravity||2.2 - 2.4|
|Apparent Density||120 – 220 kg/cu. M.|
|Water Adsorption||200 – 600 % by weight|
|Particle Size||6 – 20 I.S. Standard|