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Egmont Perlite 5 Litre

$10.99 NZD

Perlite is pretty much a must for creating the perfect free draining substrate. Use perlite by itself for hydro, or mixed with soil and other substrates to make a more free-draining, custom mix for your indoor and potted garden plants. 

One bag measures about 35cm long x 16cm wide x 10cm deep, containing 5 litre of perlite. A nice easy size to store with your potting supplies, designed for indoor plant hobbyists who don't need those massive bags you get at garden centres and hardware stores.

What is Perlite used for?

Popular used by itself for hydroponic gardening (soil-less gardening in water), or mixed with other substrates to create your own custom soil or soil-less mix.

Much safer than using straight potting mix for many of our indoor plant faves who are prone to root rot if stuck in dense potting mix. Adds aeration to dense, compact soil for a much healthier, more free-draining mix, reducing the risk of root rot from overwatering. 

What is Perlite?  


Perlite is lightweight. Used for soil-less potting mixes. Also used to improve aeration and texture in heavy, compacted soils. Perlite has no odour, is sterile, non-toxic, free of disease, insects and seeds. It won't break down, rot or decompose. Popular for seed germination and propagationhydroponics and container gardening. A common ingredient in custom soil mixes adjusted to suit the plant being potted up.

Why mix perlite with other substrates?

Perlite by itself doesn't hold much water - about 1% on average - so is best used with other more moisture-retaining substrates.  

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Add to all potting mixes

I love this stuff! It takes mediocre potting mix and makes it suitable for indoor plants that need better drainage. I tend to mix this with cheap potting mix for an affordable way to repot my indoor jungle once or twice a year (with some worm castings mixed in too).

Nice and airy

Great volume bag with nicely sized perlite. Not so dusty and convenient transparent bag.

Noelene Hunt
Egmont rootmix Perlite

This is great. Not fine and dusty like all the bigger shops supply and just as cheap as them as well. Great value.

Mary Anne
Great Product. Excellent Service.

The bags of perlite arrived promptly and was at a better size and price than in big box stores.

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