Nutrifield ®’s Coco Premium Perlite Blend 70/30 contains a blend of 70% coco coir and 30% perlite which presents many advantages for the modern gardener. As drainage and air flow are improved, more aggressive feeding programs can be implemented without fear of overwatering. Drainage capacity is optimised, so fear of overwatering will be a thing of the past. Plants get constant supply of fresh, cool air and as much nutrients as the coco coir can hold while the excess flows through. The increased air flow within the medium allows for greater root transpiration, respiration, and feeding which accelerates growth.
DYNAMIC GROWING CONDITIONS IN ANY CLIMATE
Perlite is a mass of small spheroids made from heating natural volcanic glass. It is pH neutral and is an excellent insulator thereby boosting plant resistance and tolerance to extreme temperatures. Plant roots are able to breathe better in cool air, where oxygen is more accessible, which helps them better withstand extreme conditions.
INCREASED AIR FLOW TO THE ROOT ZONE
Inbound air flow to the rhizosphere is accentuated by the numerous air pockets perlite creates while coco coir retains moisture which helps cool the air. Nutrifield®’s Coco Premium Perlite Blend 70/30 does not compact so air flow is maximised making oxygen more available to plants thereby creating an environment for plants to thrive in.
EXCEPTIONAL DRAINAGE WHILE RETAINING ESSENTIAL MOISTURE
Coco coir is well known for its superior water-holding capabilities, while perlites drainage properties are second to none. The combination of coco and perlite permits excess water and unused nutrient solution to drain away more freely while still maintaining the essential amount of moisture needed for ideal growing conditions which permits more aggressive feeding.
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