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Egmont Perlite 5 Litre

$9.99 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.  

Shipping and Delivery FAQ's


Flat rate shipping is $5.90 nationwide (or $9.50 for rural). Order as many products as you like without paying anything extra for shipping. The only exceptions are plants and fragile or oversize products (like handmade pottery and coffee table books), which have their own rates. 

For $2 you can upgrade to signature required. Well worth it for anything valuable or limited edition that can't be replaced. Choosing signature required gives both of us the ability to claim if anything goes wrong with the courier. Signature required is flat rate $7.90 nationwide (or $12.50 for rural).


Everything showing in stock online, is in stock right here, right now, in Auckland NZ, ready to ship. No drop shipping from other countries. No delays.



Orders ship every week-day, Monday to Friday (except plants which only ship Mondays and Tuesdays). For everything else, order before 7pm Sunday through Thursday, and your order will normally be packed and on the courier the next morning. Zoom zoom! We do ship on Saturdays also when we can, however can't always guarantee a Friday order will ship on a Saturday.



Normal delivery is 1 to 2 working days. Some regions can take longer, 3 to 4 working days is normally the longest wait, depending on where you're based (I'm based in Auckland). Keep in mind covid and extreme weather can both cause delays.

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When you buy from me you're supporting a local, small, family business. Love That Leaf is a registered NZ business, based in Auckland. 


You'll also get your goodies super fast. Everything showing in stock on the website is right here, in stock, ready to ship to you. I ship daily, Monday to Friday. If you order by 8pm Sunday through Thursday, your order will be normally be on the courier at 8am the next morning. Zoom zoom!


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