Debco Perlite 5L: Enhance Your Garden with Premium Additive

Debco Perlite is a ready-to-use premium additive that improves aeration, moisture retention, and drainage in potting and planting mixes. Crafted from lightweight and sterile material, this premium-grade product is perfect for gardeners seeking to create their own customised mixes for a thriving and healthy garden.

Features and Benefits

  • Improved Aeration and Drainage: Adding Debco Perlite to your potting mix, compost, soil, or hydroponic gardens enhances air circulation and effective water drainage.
  • Lightweight Material: Produced from a natural non-toxic neutral volcanic rock, its micro-porous and lightweight structure promotes healthy plant growth.
  • High Surface Area: Its high surface area makes it ideal for various garden applications, such as sowing seeds, propagating cuttings, or as a hydroponic growing medium.
  • Year-Round Use: Suitable for use throughout the year, from January to December, to ensure an optimal growing environment for your plants.
  • Create Custom Mixes: Ideal for gardeners who want to create their own propagation, cutting, or general potting mixes for a personalised approach to gardening.

How to Use

  1. Create a Propagation - Cutting and Striking Mix:
    • Mix 5L Peat Moss (50%) with 5L Perlite (50%).
    • Add 250ml Vermiculite to the blend.
    • Sprinkle Vermiculite as a fine layer on top of the mix.
  2. Create a General Potting Mix:
    • Mix 9L Coir Peat (90%) with 1L Perlite (10%).
    • Blend Coir Peat and Perlite to create a general potting mix.

Aqua Gardening Suggests These are Best For

Debco Perlite is ideal for inclusion in the following applications:

  • Propagation or cutting mix
  • General potting mix

Notes from Aqua Gardening

  • This product contains micro-organisms, so avoid breathing dust or mists.
  • Wear a particulate mask if the product is dusty.
  • Always wear gloves when gardening and keep the product moist when handling.
  • Wash hands immediately after use.
  • Read the detailed warning label on the bag for more information.


What is Debco Perlite and how does it benefit my garden?

Debco Perlite is a lightweight, sterile material made from non-toxic neutral volcanic rock. It is specifically designed to improve aeration, moisture retention, and drainage when added to various growing mediums in the garden, such as potting mix, compost, soil and hydroponic gardens. It is ideal for use in propagation, cutting mixes, and general potting mixes.

When should I use Debco Perlite in my garden?

Debco Perlite can be used year-round, from January to December. It is suitable for various applications and growing mediums, making it a versatile additive for any gardener.

Can I use Debco Perlite in a hydroponic system?

Yes, Debco Perlite is suitable for use in hydroponic systems as it provides an ideal growing medium with its lightweight and micro-porous properties.

How do I create a propagation mix using Debco Perlite?

To create a propagation mix, blend 5L of Peat Moss (50%) and 5L of Perlite (50%). Add 250ml of Vermiculite and sprinkle it as a fine layer on top of the mix.

How do I create a general potting mix from Debco Perlite?

To create a general potting mix, blend 9L of Coir Peat (90%) and 1L of Perlite (10%).

Are there any safety precautions I should take when handling Debco Perlite?

Yes, it is important to take safety precautions when handling Debco Perlite. Avoid breathing dust or mists, wear a particulate mask if it's dusty, and always wear gloves when gardening. Keep the product moist when handling, wash hands immediately after use, and read the detailed warning label on the bag.

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