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BetterGrow Perlite is an excellent addition to repotting mixes and is especially beneficial for plants that require well-draining soil such as cacti and succulents. The white granules are made from expanded volcanic glass and are extremely lightweight and sterile.
Moisture Levels: Perlite can help even out moisture levels by aiding drainage and absorbing excess water to help prevent issues such root rot.
Root Health: The small granules are ideal for increasing soil aeration leading to stronger, healthier roots and strengthening the plant’s ability to absorb moisture and nutrients from the soil.
Pest Control: Perlite is a lightweight, non-toxic and sterile medium, meaning it can be instrumental in reducing and discouraging pests
Plant Feeding: Although ideal for drainage and improved root health, Perlite does not actively contribute to plant nutrition. See Vermiculite for additional nutrition needs.