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Vermiculite (Exfoliated) – Horticulture Grade

Vermiculite is used in the horticultural sector in its exfoliated form and it has the benefits of improving soil aeration while retaining moisture and nutrients to feed roots, cuttings and seeds for faster, maximum growth. Vermiculite is a very versatile mineral because of its thermal stability and inertness. It is clean to handle, odourless and mould resistant and also sterile.

Specifications

Colour Copper Brown
Specific Gravity 2.5
Expanded Bulk Density 120 – 250 kg/cu. M.
pH 7.0 – 9.5
Mesh Size 6 – 40 Mesh and finer

Benefits

  • It is, clean, odorless, non-toxic and sterile material and will not deteriorate, turn moldy or rot
  • It Possesses cation exchange properties, thus it can make available ammonium, potassium, calcium and magnesium to the growing plant
  • When combined with other media such as cocopeat or compost, it promotes faster root growth and gives quick anchorage to young roots.
  • It retains air, nutrients and moisture, releasing them to the plant as and when required.
  • It is the preferred material for rooting of cuttings.
  • It is one of the best soil conditioners and can be used for mixing with soil.
  • It is used widely as growing medium for hydroponics / soilless culture.
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