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Soil Drainage Stones & Gravel - Perlite, Hydro Stone, Gnatnix

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Product Description

Soil Drainage Substrates

Gnatnix - 9L, 42L
No chemicals, no fuss application — just a quick, simple way to get fungus gnats out of your plants. Gnat Nix! is a recycled glass material that you can topdress onto any plant. Effective wet or dry, at every stage of a gnat’s life cycle.

Benefits:
• Completely chemical free! 100% recycled glass
• Long-lasting material, proven results
• Effective indoors or outdoors
• Disrupts the complete insect life cycle, from larva to adult

Note: 10L apprx 1.5 cubic foot

DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Top dress plants with 1/2 to 3/4-inch Growstone to completely cover the growing media in containers. That’s it!

Tip:
After applying, water plants gently to keep complete coverage and protection available on the soil surface.

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Hydro Stones - 9L, 42L
Growstone Hydroponic Substrate (GS-1) is a 100% natural, recycled growth medium that’s perfect for vegetables, herbs and flowering plants. Spaces between the recycled glass “rocks” open up more oxygen to plant roots while the rock texture retains water without drowning roots. This combination boosts root hair development, which means better nutrient and water uptake.

Features:
• Ideal balance between oxygen intake and water retention
• Chemical-free growing medium made from recycled glass bottles
• Retains up to 30% more moisture than other products
• Great for hydroponics & drip irrigation systems
• 100% recycled and reusable material
• Lightweight and mess-free

DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Rinse Hydro Stones before use. Water newly planted seedlings once or twice a day until water flows out of the container.

Tip:
For excellent results, keep water level to within 1 in. of the surface.

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Perlite - 10L, 100L


Perlite Soil Info Appearing as tiny, roundish white specks amid the other components, perlite in potting soil is a non-organic additive used to aerate the media. Vermiculite is also a soil additive utilized for aeration (though less so than perlite), but the two are not always interchangeable, although as rooting mediums, both provide the same benefit.

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 Perlite is used in soil mixes (including soilless mediums) to improve aeration and modify the soil substructure, keeping it loose, well-draining and defying compaction. A premium mix of one part loam, one part peat moss, and one part perlite is optimum for container growing, enabling the pot to hold just enough water and oxygen. Perlite is also great for rooting cuttings and fosters much stronger root formation than those grown in water alone.

Take your cuttings and place them in a Ziploc bag of moistened perlite, about one-third full of perlite. Put the cut ends of the cuttings up to the node into the perlite and then fill the bag with air and seal it. Put the air-filled bag in indirect sunlight and check it after two or three weeks for root formation. The cuttings can be planted when the roots are ½ to 1 inch long. Other uses of perlite include masonry construction, cement and gypsum plasters, and loose fill insulation. Perlite is also used in pharmaceuticals and municipal swimming pool water filtration as well as an abrasive in polishes, cleansers and soaps.

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