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EXPANDED VERMICULITE – Ideal Soil Additive for Potting and Seed Starting

₱ 89.00 ₱ 140.00

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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Premium quality expanded vermiculite
  • Horticultural grade
  • Non-toxic, odorless and sterile
  • Does not deteriorate or decompose
  • Lightweight and sponge-like
  • Absorbs excess moisture and improves drainage or...

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Premium quality expanded vermiculite
  • Horticultural grade
  • Non-toxic, odorless and sterile
  • Does not deteriorate or decompose
  • Lightweight and sponge-like
  • Absorbs excess moisture and improves drainage or aeration
  • Can be mixed with any potting media
  • 900ml per pack (approx. 200-220g per pack)

 

Important note:  Please do not confuse liter with kilogram as a measurement for volume. We package this product by the mililiter. Since vermiculite is very light, 900ml of this product translates to approximately 200-220g only.

 

WHAT IS HORTICULTURAL VERMICULITE?

Horticultural vermiculite is a type of natural mineral that has been processed with massive heat to expand it.  It is non-toxic, odorless and sterile. It does not deteriorate or decompose over time. It's very lightweight and sponge-like which enables it to hold water longer. Because of these qualities, it is an ideal material for soil amendment or potting media because it absorbs excess water,  helps in better drainage and improves soil aeration.

 

HORTICULTURAL USES OF VERMICULITE

  • Add vermiculite and coco peat to garden soil for conditioning. It improves soil texture, aeration, drainage and moisture retention.

  • Use vermiculite (alone or mixed with coco peat) to propagate cuttings. Its moisture retention quality improves survival rate and encourages faster rooting.

  • Use vermiculite (alone or mixed with coco peat to germinate) seeds. Since vermiculite is sterile, seeds germinate faster and  "damping off" (caused by the presence of fungus and other pathogens in the soil) is minimized.

  • When transplanting, sprinkle 2 tbsps of vemiculite into the hole of the topsoil before inserting your transplants. Vermiculite provides moisture control and prevents the roots from drying out.

  • It can be mixed with potting media or garden soil to improve soil aeration and water clogging·  Vermiculite can be used in place of potting mix for starting seeds

  • For seed transplanting or propagation of cuttings, sprinkle vermiculite into the hole before inserting the transplants or cuttings

Storage and handling instructions      

  •  To store, open the package to air out.  

  •  Keep lightly sealed and store in a dry place until ready to use.

  • This product should not be ingested. Keep out of reach of very small children. Do not inhale. Dust particles may irritate skin or eyes.

 

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