Enhance Your Soil with Scoria (Pumice) 20L

Improve the aeration, drainage, and nutrient storage of your soil with Scoria, a highly porous eco-friendly rock formed from rapidly cooling lava. This long-lasting, superior alternative to perlite is perfect for no-till environments when combined with rice hulls, providing a lasting and sustainable option for your garden.

Features and Benefits

  • Highly porous: Scoria's porous nature allows for increased aeration in your soil, promoting optimal root growth and overall plant health.
  • Excellent nutrient storage: The high surface area of Scoria helps store and release vital nutrients to your plants, ensuring they receive the nourishment they need for continued growth.
  • Improved drainage: Improve water management in your soil with Scoria, as it promotes efficient drainage while still retaining some moisture for continued plant growth.
  • Eco-friendly: Unlike perlite, Scoria does not require energy-intensive processes to transform from obsidian rock, making it an environmentally friendly choice for your garden.
  • Long-lasting: Scoria's durability means it won't break down into dust as quickly as perlite, making it an excellent option for no-till environments and long-term soil health.

How to Use

  1. Depending on your soil mix, blend Scoria with other components, like compost and rice hulls, in the appropriate ratio.
  2. Ensure that the Scoria is thoroughly mixed into the soil for even distribution.
  3. Fill your garden beds or pots with the amended soil, taking care to leave space for plant roots to grow.
  4. Water your plants as needed, ensuring proper drainage while still maintaining adequate moisture in the soil.

Aqua Gardening Suggests These are Best For

Scoria is an excellent choice for gardeners looking for a sustainable, eco-friendly alternative to perlite that promotes aeration, drainage, and nutrient storage. It is particularly ideal for no-till environments, when used in conjunction with rice hulls, and can be used in various applications, including raised beds, pots, and outdoor gardens.


What is Scoria (Pumice) and what are its benefits for soil?

Scoria is a highly porous rock formed from rapidly cooling lava. It offers numerous benefits for soil, including excellent aeration, nutrient storage, and improved drainage. Scoria is also eco-friendly since it doesn't undergo an energy-intensive process, unlike other aeration amendments. Additionally, Scoria is long-lasting, doesn't crush easily, and works well in a No-Till environment when combined with rice hulls.

How does Scoria (Pumice) contribute to better aeration in the soil?

Scoria has a high surface area due to its porosity, which allows for better aeration in the soil. This ensures that plant roots have access to the necessary amount of oxygen, promoting healthier growth and development.

Can Scoria (Pumice) help with water retention and drainage in my garden?

Yes, Scoria aids in both water retention and drainage. Its porous nature allows it to retain some water while still promoting proper drainage, making it a versatile addition to various soil types and preventing waterlogged or overly dry conditions.

Is Scoria (Pumice) suitable for all types of plants and growing environments?

Scoria is a versatile soil amendment that can be used in various growing environments such as raised beds, pots, and traditional gardens. It is suitable for most types of plants, including flowers, vegetables, and ornamentals. However, it's always a good idea to research the specific needs of the plants you're growing to ensure Scoria is the best option for your soil mix.

How do I use Scoria (Pumice) in my garden or potting mix?

To use Scoria in your garden or potting mix, simply mix it with your preferred soil or growing medium at a ratio that provides the desired aeration and drainage properties. For best results, combine Scoria with other organic soil amendments, such as compost, peat, or coco coir.

Will Scoria (Pumice) affect the pH level of my soil?

Scoria is considered pH neutral, so it is unlikely to have a significant impact on your soil's pH levels. However, it is always recommended to test your soil's pH before and after adding any amendments to ensure the health and well-being of your plants.

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