Healthy, hardy plants require a proper soil mix which includes Perlite. PERLITE is essentially lightweight glass - specifically volcanic glass. When mixed with soils, it increases aeration and drainage which helps root development.

Perlite is extremely effective in horticultural applications to lighten the soil, allow more air around the roots of plants and to both help retain water and improve drainage.

When used as a soil additive, perlite serves to enhance the potential for foliage in a number of ways—namely by improving soil permeability, facilitating irrigation and lowering the density of the soil for proper root growth!

For years, perlite manufacturers have been studying the demands of different horticulture applications to produce perlite products that are conducive to better plant growth. Persolite Products is proud to be on the cutting edge of this research and we’re delighted to be able to offer our customers perlite products that are specifically formulated for optimal plant growth.

Our perlite products are formulated to maximize airflow and moisture to plant roots, while also improving drainage. The effects are plain to see—plants bedded in soil with our perlite additive grow bigger, stronger, more vibrant and to a healthier degree versus those grown in rockwool or with denser soil additives!

From the grow house to the green house, community gardens to sports field turf, it’s important to trust a perlite manufacturer that understands the needs of your planting application and who can provide a perlite solution that meets and exceeds those needs. Persolite Products is here to help, with decades of innovation and experience backing us.

For more information about our perlite products or how we can assist you with horticulture applications, please continue browsing our website or give us a call at 719-784-6531.

Improve Soil

reduce compaction, lighten the soil, and allow more air around the roots of plants making it easier for root growth. Oxygen is essential to healthy root activity

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Save Water

while perlite improves drainage, the uneven surfaces on perlite trap water and make it available to plant roots on-demand

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Improve turf resilience in heavy traffic areas

stadium turf, high traffic walking areas, grass courts, etc..

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Improve Rooting Yields

Both commercial growers and home gardeners have found that perlite is the ideal rooting medium for cuttings.


Starting seedlings in 100% Perlite is a clean, common and resource-efficient way to successfully raise a variety of produce in your kitchen. From the perlite institute.

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Distribute seeds more evenly

mix seeds with similar size perlite to more effectively distribute seeds.

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Improve vegetable yields

tomato crops hydroponically grown in perlite, have produced yields 7% higher than crops grown in rockwool

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Mushroom Cultivation

similar to plants, perlite is often used as a base for mushroom cultivation.

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Lightweight Green Roofs

While we cover this in Construction applications (link this), Perlite is used to improve the growth of plants used for Green Roofs. It is also great for improving the insulation value of the roof as well as reduce the structural loads of the building.

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Reduced design loads for Rooftop gardens

The soil in a 4 foot by 4 foot container, three feet deep, and large enough for a small tree can weigh almost 7000 lbs. The same container filled with a perlite/peat moss growing mix would weigh only about 1700 lbs.Potting mixes or often 5% to 40% and as high as 75% to 100% in green roofs and hydroponics applications.

Gardens in the Sky Perlite and Peat

Indoor Gardening

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  • Organic and does not deteriorate
  • Improves Aeration and drainage
  • Asbestos free
  • Does not deteriorate
  • Makes moisture and nutrients readily available to plants
  • Has essentially neutral pH of 6.5 to 7.5
  • Serves as an insulator to reduce extreme soil temperature fluctuations
  • Is sterile and free of weeds and disease
  • Is clean, odorless, lightweight, and safe to handle

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Custom Blending

Coarser perlite particles adsorb less water than finer particles. Optimize your mix with a custom blend. Contact us for details on custom blending