Espoma Organic Perlite

Espoma Organic Perlite makes the task of propagating plants quite easy and fun. This porous material is used to aid in aerating soil to allow air, water and nutrients to reach the roots of your plant.

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Espoma Perlite is ideally used for seed starting or blending your custom potting mix. Perlite is a very light substance, so it helps loosen heavy soils and prevents compaction to improve drainage.

Additional Information

For Potting Soil: To improve heavy soil, mix one-part soil to one part Perlite. To blend your own potting media, mix two parts, Peat Moss, with one part compost, and one part Perlite.

For Seed Starting:

  • Fill a shallow container with Pete Moss, or blend of 80% Peat and 20% Perlite.
  • Peat pots or special seed starting trays with drainage holes make transplanting easier.
  • Wet the mix and allow it to drain.
  • Plant seeds according to package directions. Please container and warm, bright location (avoid direct sunlight).
  • Keep soil moist by misting with a spray bottle.
  • When the plant develops its first leaves, transplant it into a larger container or outdoors in a prepared bed. Note: Dig seedlings out of their mix and handle with care to avoid damaging the fragile stem in the root system.

For Root Cuttings:

  • Fill a flat or another clean container with Peat Moss, or a blend of 80% Peat and 20% Perlite, and wet the mix.
  • Make a hole with a pencil, gently insert the cutting and pat the soil to close the hole.
  • Keep soil moist and out of direct sunlight until roots are developed and the plant can be transplanted.

For Bulb Storage: Pour dry Perlite over and around the bulb. Do not water or compact.

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