Enhance Your Plant Growth with Perlite Vermiculite 50/50 Blend

Our Perlite Vermiculite 50/50 Blend provides an optimal growing medium perfect for various gardening systems. With 20 litres of 50% Perlite and 50% Vermiculite mix, get ready to support your plants' overall growth and improve soil aeration, moisture retention, and nutrient availability. Ideal for use in Autopot systems, hand-watered systems, and recycling drip irrigation systems.

Features and Benefits

  • Optimal 50/50 blend: A well-balanced mix of Perlite and Vermiculite that offers the advantages of both components for an ideal growing environment.
  • Improved soil aeration: Enhances oxygen levels and prevents soil compaction, which promotes root growth and overall plant health.
  • Excellent moisture retention: The blend holds adequate moisture, making it suitable for hand-watered systems or recycling drip irrigation systems.
  • Superior nutrient availability: The blend increases nutrient retention and distribution, providing plants with essential minerals for growth and development.
  • Lightweight composition: Offers versatility for use in various growing containers such as pots, trays, NFT channels, and Autopot bottom-fed auto watering systems.

How to Use

  1. Fill your chosen growing container (pots, trays, NFT channels, or Autopot systems) with the Perlite Vermiculite 50/50 Blend.
  2. For seedlings or cuttings, place them gently into the blend and ensure they are well anchored.
  3. Water the blend according to the needs of your individual plants, taking into account the watering system being used (hand-watered or drip irrigation).
  4. Add fertiliser or plant nutrients as needed to support plant growth and development while monitoring soil moisture levels.

Aqua Gardening Suggests These are Best For

The Perlite Vermiculite 50/50 Blend is best for gardeners, growers, and hobbyists seeking a versatile, lightweight growing medium that supports optimal plant growth. It is ideal for use in various container gardening systems and for plants that require adequate moisture and a well-aerated soil environment.

Notes from Aqua Gardening

  • While bags are filled with a 20L volume, there may be slight settling during transportation, resulting in potential fines or a slightly reduced bag size. Please take note, as our price considers this potential loss.

Features of Perlite and Vermiculite

Vermiculite is one of the world's most unique minerals. Scientifically it is composed of hydrated Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, it has characteristics of lightweight, inorganic (incombustible), compressible, highly absorbent and non-reactive. Vermiculite (Wikipedia) is used in thousands of applications, and is ideal for seed covering & mixing with compost, soil and hydroponic mediums.


What is the purpose of using a 50/50 blend of Perlite and Vermiculite?

A 50/50 blend of Perlite and Vermiculite is designed to provide optimal moisture retention and drainage for a variety of growing situations. This mix is particularly recommended for Autopot systems, as well as other growing containers like pots, trays, and NFT channels.

Can I use the Perlite Vermiculite blend in a recycling drip irrigation system?

Yes, the Perlite Vermiculite blend is suitable for use in recycling drip irrigation systems. It provides sufficient drainage to maintain healthy root systems while retaining enough moisture to support plant growth.

Why is the Perlite Vermiculite blend suitable for hand-watering systems?

The blend is suitable for hand-watering systems because the Perlite in the mix retains enough moisture to support plant growth, while the Vermiculite ensures proper drainage, preventing over-watering and root diseases.

How lightweight is the 50/50 blend, and why is it suitable for a variety of growing containers?

The Perlite Vermiculite blend is extremely lightweight, making it easy to handle and transport. Its adaptability to different growing containers, including pots, trays, NFT channels, and Autopot systems, makes it an excellent choice for various gardening needs.

If the bag settles during transport and the content appears less than 20L, is there a price adjustment to account for potential loss?

Yes, our pricing takes into account the possibility of settling during transport and any potential loss. The price listed for the 20L bag of Perlite Vermiculite blend is adjusted accordingly to ensure customer satisfaction.

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