Perlite

Perlite

SoHum Living Soils is an all-in-one solution to enhance the health and performance of all your favorite crops. As the premier living soil for sale designed by and for growers, it has been embraced for those growing cannabis and many other crops highly responsive to soil quality.

Our living soil for cannabis cultivation is composed of key ingredients in a scientifically proven mix – combining the latest agricultural techniques with the traditional knowledge of sustainable growing. A common but essential amendment in the SoHum mix is perlite.

What Are the Nutrients in Perlite?

Perlite is an amorphous volcanic glass derived from obsidian. It is mined, then heated under special conditions to create distinct round, white nodules that resemble Styrofoam balls. Heating unlocks its potential as a soil amendment, since it expands considerably.
Perlite itself does not have significant nutrient content, being primarily composed of silicon (Si). However, it helps to create the ideal environment for life to thrive in the soil. It’s important to remember that the ideal soil is comprised of 25% air and 25% water. Perlite creates the conditions for robust root growth, enhances water retention in the root system, and optimizes drainage capabilities.

How is Perlite Used in SoHum Living Soils?

Perlite is a core ingredient in SoHum Living Soils because it dramatically boosts the ability of plants to produce the healthiest root system possible. Because it lightens soil, it improves aeration and allows root systems to function more efficiently nutrients are accessed in greater quantities. It is important to water your plants very slowly so that your perlite does not all float up to the top.

Overall Soil Benefits of Perlite

Perlite has been recognized as a powerful tool for serious gardeners for centuries. It has a porous texture similar to popcorn that retains water on the surface and air in all the little pockets between.

Benefits for Indoor Plants

  • Many consider perlite superior to the common alternative, vermiculite, for indoor plants;
  • Perlite resists soil compaction and encourages aeration, even in limited growing spaces;
  • Perlite’s larger surface area makes it ideal for indoor plants that require high humidity;
  • Interestingly, it has also been used to great effect in plants that thrive in dry settings.

Benefits for Outdoor Gardens

  • It can be helpful for starting seeds toward their germination in the springtime;
  • Perlite produces nearly immediate lightening of soil that has gotten too heavy;
  • Perlite can be used to replace some rarer fresh soil amendments, like seaweed;
  • Perlite is organic and helps lower the environmental impact in sustainable gardening.

No “living soil” is truly complete without perlite, which is a common ingredient making up anywhere from 15 percent to 25 percent of quality potting soils. At SoHum Living Soils, we’ve developed a precise mix of ingredients that uses perlite in the best way possible – for cannabis and many other crops that require precision soil composition and nutrients to truly thrive.

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