WHAT IS PERLITE
Perlite is a volcanic glass that is heated to 1,600 degrees F. (871 C.) whereupon it pops much like popcorn and expands to 13 times its former size, resulting in an incredibly lightweight material. In fact, the end product weighs only 5 to 8 pounds per cubic foot. The super heated perlite is comprised of tiny air compartments. Under a microscope, perlite is revealed as being covered with many tiny cells that absorb moisture on the exterior of the particle, not inside, which makes it particularly useful in facilitating moisture to plant roots. While both perlite and vermiculite aid in water retention, perlite is the more porous and tends to allow water to drain much more readily than vermiculite. As such, it is a more suitable addition to soils utilized with plants that do not require very moist media, such as cactus soils, or for plants which generally thrive in well-draining soil. You may still use a conventional potting soil that contains perlite; however, you may need to monitor watering more frequently than those made up of vermiculite. When growing plants in perlite, be aware that it may cause fluoride burn, which appears as brown tips on houseplants. It also needs to be moistened prior to use to reduce dust. Due to perlite’s large surface area, it is a good choice for plants that require levels of high humidity. Evaporation off its surface area creates higher humidity levels than those of vermiculite.
USES OF PERLITE
WHO WE ARE?
Perlitsan has been serving the perlite industry and affliated industries. We continue to grow by adding new mines and high quality ore in to our operations.We can deliver CIF products to every port in Europe, India, China, Russia, Middle East, South America and Africa.The principles of the company have always been quality, fast service, timely delivery and reasonable value price.Perlitsan works with the principle of honesty and quality in
service, assuring the success and continuity in production.
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