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VER-MED2

Bonsai Vermiculite

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What is it?

Vermiculite is exfoliated hydrated magnesium aluminum silicate. Like Groperl, it is extremely absorbent and lightweight, and can absorb many times its own weight in water. Unlike Groperl, it does retain nutrients. This coarse Vermiculite is ideal for use as a growing medium component in container plant culture as it promotes drainage. Vermiculite can be combined with other components such as Peat Moss or Lecafrom our Bonsai range to produce a soilless growing media for bonsai artists. These growing mediums promote enhanced root growth aided by Vermiculite’s effect on aeration. Any applied fertilizer is absorbed and is slowly released as the bonsai requires them.

How to use?

Alone or mixed with Peat Moss, Vermiculite can be used to germinate seeds.

As a growing medium component, it should constitute no more than 20% of the total mix or the other components must retain very little moisture, such as Leca from our Bonsai range.

Prevents mildew from infecting bulbs in storage.

Bag Contents

100% Vermiculite

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12/09/2016
Jon

great rooting medium

Great rooting medium for cuttings especially when combined with leca. Retains moisture well.

B
04/24/2016
Ben-Herman

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So far so good. Terry recomended a 50/50 Vermiculite and groperl mix. Its a very light mix. Got the hang of it by using a wet mix before putting cuttings in. My fig cutting are still looking good with none of them loosing leaves or dying. Will see what happens next :)