Organic Vermiculite by Perfect Plants is a naturally occurring excavated mineral rock that is mined from caves in Russia, South Africa, China and Brazil.
Vermiculite for plants comes in a heavy resealable bag with 4 or 8 dry quarts of organic matter. This coarse grade vermiculite soil amendment has large pieces that don’t disintegrate.
What is Vermiculite?
This vermiculite is a natural hydrous phyllosilicate mineral that does not break down or compost and lasts longer in potting mixes than perlite, which is a volcanic glass that eventually decomposes.
This mineral expands when heated and is commonly used in commercial furnaces. It has the appearance of golden brown flaked nuggets.
This soil additive is the perfect addition to any potted plant or garden soil to help increase aeration within the potting soil. This gives room for the plant’s roots to expand. Allows for proper drainage of excess water especially in containers without drainage holes.
How to Use Vermiculite
Great for use on both indoor and outdoor potted plants. Also makes it excellent for seed germination or starting/rooting new plants. Promotes faster root growth during seed starting due to the ability to perforate the soil and allow room for air, water, and nutrients to penetrate growing roots. Alleviates soil compaction in heavy soils.
This natural vermiculite soil conditioner also helps improve soil moisture retention in potted plants by retaining water where it needs to.
Use vermiculite alone or mixed with peat moss for starting seeds and water retention capabilities. Horticultural grade vermiculite can be used in raised beds, containers, or garden beds to improve the amount of water being distributed to plants roots. Helps avoid root rot.
- Aerates soil
- Improves drainage
- Does not decompose