Perlite is a white, small, grain, which is used in quite a lot of the potting mixes that are for sale at the moment.
This is a good material to use in your hydroponics system for a number of reasons, including the fact that it will boast the drainage properties of the media.
- Lower compaction of soil
- Natural source of silicon
- Suitable for virtually any type of soil
- Increases oxygen levels in grow media
- Lowers the possibility of overwatering
Although the main reason to use perlite is to enhance the aeration and drainage of the hydroponics substrate, the benefits are extensive. With this product, you are much less likely to experience any sort of issues that are linked to over-watering.
Perlite is especially beneficial in terms of adding it into media when you are using Autopots and other growing systems like this.
If you have any queries about this product or any of the others we have for sale here at Genesis Hydro, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We would be more than happy to help you.