What a great article! Rita, that sounds beautiful! Many still favor Japanese materials such as akadama.. . Perlite vs. Pumice. I would leave it and add more! My husband and I have finally found a hobby we both love to do together! Do you think any of the growstone has material that would leech ? Good luck in the giveaway and keep on growing those little beauties! Happy new year. Haha, well we wish you best of luck! Pumice was always at the house. None of the similar products are 100% ORGANIC, nor do they offer all the health benefits and water conservation aspects our pumice has scientifically proven to possess. Jill, that is the most frustrating thing right?! Not to mention all the other benefits, like the minerals, the water detoxifying, the oxygenation, and aeration. Using pumice in your soil brings oxygen to the root zone, allows carbon dioxide to escape, enables air circulation, and makes food and water consistently available for root uptake. For a large garden mix Debra recommends mixing equal parts garden soil, pumice, gritty sand (like decomposed granite) and compost. Wonderful! Glad our interview was helpful! 6 comments. Small soft bodies insects dont like it cause it cuts them up and scratches them so they cant get under it to lay eggs. Is there a purpose for pumice other than aeration for the roots ? Oops — just realized that I need to add my last name also. I would love to use pumice to amend my succulent soil. Pumice! Post by ElieEstephane » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:41 am I think perlite dust is toxic if inhaled. If so can I use growstone instead. Pumice and perlite are made from the same material but processed in a slightly different way. I use Growstones which are a pumice in my coco. I put the aloe in a 5 gallon bucket of pure pumice for 3 months. Merry Christmas! Page 1 of 2 • 1 2. I have never heard of pumice except for foot care. Second, the smaller pieces can't get crushed into powder like perlite can. Thanks. Pumice is heavier than its leading competitor Perlite, which forces it to stay mixed into your soil so it won’t float to the top of your containers and blow away. density." What’s the best way for home gardeners to use pumice in their garden or containers? Keep up the wonderful work! This sounds like a potential alternative. Yelena, Absolutely! I am new to succulent gardening and I would like to try pumice in some of my pots, then perhaps work it into my soil also–on a trial basis. "Perlite's R-value is nearly 3.0 per inch at 6-lbs./cu. And absolutely recommend it for your clients especially! Our newest goal is working on our own green thumbs, though we are new to the actual growing portion of the industry, we have had a ridiculously fun time learning!”. Top. I work with sands and clay for baseball diamonds, the mixtures we use are right in line with cob making. Plants thrived’. This has to be better. Pumice is heavy and more dense so it will not float to the top and blow away! In a very large container perlite is a better option. Wow! Pumice is a fantastic way to help prevent your succulent containers and water-sensitive plants (ie: leucadendrons, euphorbias, proteas, grevilleas) from sitting and drowning in pooled water. Gritty Mix What It Is And Why You Might Want To Try It - Duration: 17:33. Perlite isn't just for drainage. Rochelle, Great article on pumice. So what's the advantage of pumice over perlite that makes it worth the added price? I have an all pot garden that has suffered substantial in the drought and with excessive rain. Many advocate mixes including granite grit, crashed lava, etc. Sara, Absolutely, many of our customers use it tilled in the soil but also as a top dressing. I’m so excited to use Pumice in my mini succulent plants at http://www.lovelylittleplants.com. Like pumice and perlite, Turface in a pot is impossible to overwater. And we’re glad you appreciate the Free Shipping! I had not considered pumice in my garden, but I would love to start using it in containers especially for my rosemary plants I bring indoors. I also use pure pumice to root succulent cuttings. Even if they are not water-sensitive plants they can benefit from it’s vitamins and minerals, or its water detoxifying properties and its oxygenation and aeration of the soil. I am fascinated by how I can take a cutting and a new succulent will grow. The hardness of Pumice is 6 and that of Rhyolite is 6-7. Hi, I have been a pumice fan since I was three years old, now 56, living in Southern and later in Northern California. The subject of soil and soil mixes has always been a subject of intense interest. That’s my brother and I’s goal as well! Absolutely, 100% YES – Pumice is the most environmentally friendly gardening product you can use! Dedicated to the cultivation of cannabis. I just had my yard zeroscaped and could really use the pumice to ensure my new succulents survive. Succies? Both perlite and pumice help to encourage soil drainage and boost oxygen levels in clay soils. Eleanor, it absolutely would! From all the research we’ve done, every plant could benefit from pumice! Comparing Perlite vs Pumice. We would love for you to use the product as well! We look forward to hearing all about your pumice adventures! I enjoyed your article and would love to win a bag for my new landscaped succulents. Thank you for the giveaway and I enjoyed the article Lexi and Austin Petelski. Pumice is the better choice for sandy soils because it greatly increases water-holding capacity. I used it as litter for my guinea pigs and rabbits (I had to clean the cages!). save. Each individual pumice stone has countless microscopic pores that each act as little sponges, storing the nutrient-rich water, later releasing it when the soil needs hydrating. Plus, he would bring materials home from job sites. In a pot. Pumice and perlite are made from the same material but processed in a slightly different way. Plumeria forum: Pumice vs Perlite. Appearance of Rhyolite is Banded and that of Pumice is Vesicular. Organic but never breaks down is a great point. The soil right now is over-weighted with bark etc. Oralia, our pleasure! Tho I must say I don't know how water retentive these soils are, so any imput would be greatly appreciated! Donna, thank you so much for your kind words! Basic garden soil is enough for many plants. Good luck in the giveaway and Merry Christmas! Note on pumice vs. perlite: If you’ve ever wondered about the difference between pumice and perlite, they’re actually very similar. In fact, these industries actually use much more pumice than the horticulture and agriculture industries. What a wonderful, informative post. In recent years, thanks to writings of several young “masters” pumice has moved at or near the top of popularity. Sort by. Thanks for reading! I’ve been using perlite, but I’m ready to try pumice. Pumice! In addition, I have been growing a spiral aloe for almost 2 years I have a blood orange tree that needs to be re potted this spring. I buy it at my local feed store. Thanks so much for the info! I mix perlite and pumice and gravel with the bark, so the look of the perlite isn't quite as distracting. I would love to try your pumice!” Thaks. Depending on your gardening needs, you can also look to the various alternatives, such expanded clay, expanded shale, pumice, and peat moss. Good luck in the giveaway and Merry Christmas! I would love a chance to win a free bag of pumice to add to my soil for healthier plants. Is this mix ok? General Discussion: 13: Nov 30, 2017: Would perlite sub for pumice okay? So we can have as much pumice delivered to you as often as you need neighbor! Great article, thanks for the info. I would love to win and try it out in my terracing ànd other places in my garden. I’d like to add it to the soil in my native plant butterfly garden, in the San Francisco Bay Area. I wish you success in your endeavors. Pumice seems to be a great resource material for our Succulents in containers and in the ground along with other plants that need good drainage without using something not natural or breaks down to fast or floats away. hide. What a great article. Once you try pumice, you’ll be hooked! Pumice and perlite are made from the same material but processed in a slightly different way. However, there is very strong world wide production and consumption of perlite. This is an important quality to preven dessication of fine rootlets during a hot spell or during an extended drought. I have never used pumice before but really looking forward to use it for my adeniums, aeoniums and succulents. My goal is to use Debra Baldwin’s recipe and then plant waterwise plants and beautiful succulents. In the UK, they are always using “horticultural grit,” but I’ve never been able to find anything like that here. I live in San Diego and we are expected to get pounded with El Nino this winter. 4 times the pumice as you would for a two 2 cubic foot of perlite." Glad we could shed some light on what the deal with pumice is. We import premium-quality horticultural pumice stone, perlite, vermiculite and akadama from major suppliers in Indonesia, Turkey, South Africa, and Japan. x. Both pumice and perlite help improve soil drainage and increase oxygen levels in clay soils. We agree! I get a lot of questions about the succulent soil mix I use. We love pictures of your plants & harvest, discussing growing methods, and helping with grow problems. Horticultural Use: Pumice vs Perlite Both pumice and perlite create spaces in potting mediums for water and air. How you may ask? Pumice is a type of stone with plenty of holes in it – similar to pumice, and suitable as an alternative. Given the expected El Nino rainstorms, I wish I’d known about pumice sooner! It retains more water than perlite and can wick (draw) water and nutrients upwards. [p.s. I live in central Florida and while temperatures allow me to grow many succulents in the ground, sufficient drainage is always a concern. Thank you for bringing your pumice to the garden industry. Pumice is supreme for water-sensitive plants, because the microscopic pores of the pumice act as tiny sponges. I believe after reading your article, which by the way was quite interesting, I will put some pumice in an area when it rains the water sits, this should help the succulents that are planted in this area when we get hit with large amounts of rain. Most years we get plenty of rain here in east Tennessee. George Doyle & Ciaran Griffin/Stockbyte/Getty Images. Both materials are porous and help to boost drainage in soil. There is no performance drop using pumice. Not too shabby of a wait time! Now is the time! Pumice – 16.7%. Pumice happens naturally in the ground, perlite … Do you think any of the growstone has material that would leech ? Both pumice and perlite help improve soil drainage and increase oxygen levels in clay soils. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Ferns and azaleas? They typically can’t survive in this neck of the woods. Please sign me in ,I will use it in spring for repotting my succulents. The addition of fibers increases the tensile and flexural strength of perlite concrete,thereby reducing shrink cracking. The addition of medium-weight aggregate (pumice or expanded shale) will increase the density and compressive strength. Sue, that would be just terrific! Glad we could be helpful for you all! This is the comparison between the Organic vs Perlite However, I got to admit the picture do not do too much justice to the Organic Soil. Thanks for the informative article! I never used sand in my rose pots –PUMICE! Others need special soil to do their best. Good luck in the giveaway and Merry Christmas! Let’s talk about the differences of pumice vs perlite as soul amendments. We would love for you to switch to pumice too! So it is working for them, but we’ll be doing some more research on that specific topic along with you! What essentially started our debut in the gardening world or “attracted” us to the pumice business in general was actually the mining portion of pumice. Susan, it 100% is a wonderful organic solution! ~ Facebook will NOT let me “LIKE” your page but DOES let me sign up for notifications [all] and events !!! I’d love to try this pumice since gravel and other amendments mentioned in your post have proved unreliable for drainage. I am about to mix my no till soil but some of the recipes say to use pumice. Perlite is much more porous and allows more aeration. can i sprinkle the pumice around the plants or does it have to be tilled into the soil, under the wood chips? I used perlite for my first grow and now switched to growstones for my second grow after doing a bit of research. There were two main selling factors for me. Good luck in the giveaway and Merry Christmas! It is time. I am an avid gardener growing everything from vegetables and fruits to succulents and fairy gardens. Good luck in the giveaway and Merry Christmas! ;P Good luck in the giveaway and Merry Christmas! Lisa, that sounds absolutely magical! Rice hulls and perlite break down, lava rock and pumice don't. The types of Rhyolite are Pumice Rocks, Obsidian Rocks, Perlite Rocks, Porphyritic Rocks. Good luck in the giveaway and Merry Christmas! Pumice – 16.7%. I’ll have to do some research to see if pumice can help them balance out the water. My dad was a pool contractor and did a lot of projects at home in soft- and hardscaping. share. All monies goes to the students. Thank you for creating organic products. I do appreciate perlite's ability to lighten the weight of a container. Another major difference and benefit of amending your soil with our pumice is its water-conserving capabilities. I started with two parts cactus promix to one part fine pumice. I was planning on trying it this summer. It is our largest fundraiser and provides us an opportunity to share unique plants and information with our community. Is the General Pumice Product different? The roots must have a continual supply of oxygen, the root-level carbon dioxide must be able to easily leave the root zone, the soil must also be able to retain water and hold nutrients while not drowning your succulents and plants. We actually do sell currently to several wholesale fruit, avocado, and citrus nurseries and they swear by our product! How nice to have another option for the garden and I love that it is organic! Perlite vs Pumice?? Thanks for the comment and good luck in the giveaway! The simplest and most effective soil blend we’ve received from our larger clients and in-in home growers is a mixture of half soil and half pumice. As I grew and became a plant nut and then later additionally a succulent and cactus nut, it was part of DNA to use pumice and lava rock as an aerator and substrate and thing of beauty! Production is mainly realised in soil. It just has a different brand name since it is for horses. So excited to learn about something more to amend my garden. I mix pure pumice with any cheap regular potting soil and viola, I have a wonderfully super draining medium! Happy Holidays, Debra Lee Baldwin, succulent author and expert with whom we work closely, with has numerous articles and YouTube videos on how to mix the perfect soil blends for specific breeds of succulents and plants. Yes, the fact is never decomposes and is heavy enough it stays IN your soil mix and won’t blow away is the greatest quality about pumice. Good luck in the giveaway & merry Christmas! Thom, so interesting that it was so successful in straight pumice. But I will definitely be trying pumice with my succulents and other parts of my garden. Pumice – 16.7%. Thank you. Perhaps I'm used to my other houseplant mixes? This thread is archived. 6 years ago. Jan, sounds perfect! I now realize the need for pumice instead of perlite & intend to use it. Substrates used differ according to the countries, for example rockwool is common in Northwest Europe, whereas perlite and locally mined pumice are used a lot in Southern Europe (Van Os, 2000). I can confirm from my own experiences, over the last two years particularly, that cuttings I put into straight unsifted pumice did not take well, and those in particle sizes from 1/32 to 1/8, or even perlite mixed with coarse builder's sand, have done very well. Lonnie, why wait until the summer?! The two are coarse and pebble-looking substances that are widely used thanks to their natural properties. Of interest to those familiar with the use of horticultural perlite is a study done by the University of Illinois’ Department of Horticulture that found pumice to be physiochemically analogous to perlite, which translated into similar behaviors and results in horticultural applications. Good luck in the giveaway and Merry Christmas! This will leave the bottom of the pot with just soil and no perlite. Rhyolite vs Pumice Characteristics. thanks for your support and merry Christmas! Pumice vs perlite - Duration: 11:38. It is time! i do as little soil intervention as possible. Our dad, being the entrepreneurial wizard he is, saw them as a great asset so we purchased them, reclaimed, and extensively renovated both mines. I'd like to know how each one compares to the others regarding performance in organic gardening. I love using pumice to plant my cactus and succulents in pots or in the ground. Merrell, we absolutely agree. They used it straight for the orchids and mixed it in their soil for geraniums and bedding plants. We love hearing when people are bold enough to do that! I am just recovering from a heart attack and it is the dormant season here in New England but I look forward to trying your materials in the future. Freeland & Sabrina Tanner’s Unforgettable Garden, Transforming a side yard from Blah to Beautiful, Mixing flowers with succulents in Debra Lee Baldwin’s garden. Thank you for sharing this information and for this opportunity! Unfortunately, Don, this particular product isn’t quite yet – but I’ve head they’re working on it! I now use a mix of 65% well-draining soil (got some from my local Home Depot), 15% sand, 10% vermiculite, and 10% Co-Co Grow (do a brick at a time, ration slowly into soil mixes). And absolutely keep up the sharing with friends, that’s the best part of growing! It really has helped out my Haworthia collection from what I was using. FUN! Are there any plants that don’t need what pumice has to offer? 11:38 . As a matter of fact in the past 2 yrs since I aquired it, I have yet to find a garden shop or succulent dealer in all of San Diego that sells them, so I am EXTREMELY careful with it’s care. Note on pumice vs. perlite: If you’ve ever wondered about the difference between pumice and perlite, they’re actually very similar. Sallie, absolutely! Merry Christmas !!!! Views: 3979, Replies: 24 » Jump to the end. LOL. Pumice particles are larger than perlite and less likely to blow away in windy areas. Gardeners can buy our product online General Pumice Products, available in 15lb. In this video we look at the soil science of pumice in soil systems. I’m in Missouri and I want to see if my succulents will be happier with your pumice. LOL Our bags our typically delivered right to your front door in 3-7 business days from the time you order them! Yes I would love to try pumice,it would be wonderful to help promote your business and get the word out. Yay! ft. I would love to try the pumice in my gardens and would definitely share the benefits with my friends! Pat, thank YOU for your support and for reading our interview! I was reading about pumice a lot recently and it looks interesting product. I have been growing succulents by cuttings and also planting seeds. Great article. The expanded material is a brilliant white, due to the reflectivity of the trapped bubbles. As a geologist, I am aware that pumice not only provides drainage but, unlike most other materials, also provides some ability to slowly release water(due to each grain having pores) and as it very slowly breaks down it releases trace minerals to the plants. Good luck in the giveaway and Merry Christmas! I’ve been growing succulents for quite a few years and I do lose some. Thanks for reading. To me it seems like a heavy mix once I watered it. Perlite is also referred to as sponge rock and must be heated to temperatures of between 1500 to 2000 degrees Fahrenheit so as to attain the required properties. Good luck in your growing adventures! No other soil amendment or conditioner can do this. First Time Grower. . Pumice is heavier, bit a better aerator IMO. That’s what we try to emphasize to our customers the most, Perlite may be less costly however it rises almost immediately when you water your soil thoroughly, and then you have to replace it consistently. Pumice! I love learning about new, naturally occurring things! Truthfully, we never in our wildest dreams would have guessed this was going to be our future. I have been planting succulants for over a year, slowly my grass is getting smaller and smaller. Like; Save; hadrian. ElieEstephane Posts: 2909 Joined: Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:10 am Location: Lebanon (zone 11a) Re: Pumice vs perlite. Jeanine, since 3 years old? We would love to be able to help you with that! I plan to do more research on this product. Have used many products for several years. My garden has been ignored for years and needs amendments desperately–water stands on it and runs off rather than percolating down. This makes it an ideal alternative to perlite or vermiculite, which is why it is often used in agriculture. Pumice is still light weight, but it is still a rock, so it weighs more than perlite. Perlite vs Pumice – Similarities and Difference Discussed These are perhaps some of the most common natural rocks that seem to be sought-after the world over. Perlite vs Growstones. The heat makes it lightweight and porous. There are no harmful chemical or hazardous fumes or dust that comes from our product, unlike the similar products. Vermiculite very similar to Perlite. Pumice vs orchid bark? Read about vermiculite vs. perlite here. If so can I use growstone instead. These young and dynamic gardeners have recently acquired ownership of two California pumice mines and are here to help explain the differences between pumice and perlite. Plantgirl_50 * Bre 2,855 views. Is there a purpose for pumice other than aeration for the roots ? Aloha, 1) Performance: I am interested in perlite alternatives, particularly BioChar and/or Pumice (or any other materials if you have any suggestions). It thrived in the bucket until planted Subsequently, the aloe dichotoma was planted in the yard and it is doing well. Pumice not only helps absorb and slowly release water, but it helps aerate the soil at the same time. I currently use mostly perilite because that is what is readily available but don’t like that it floats and would love to try making the switch to pumice. It’s a mineral that is heated until it expands into pebbles. Pumice, however, is not heated or puffed up. what an exciting adventure your dad created for his family. Thank you for your kind words, we think that would be great Neysa! It sounds like a wonderful organic solution for all my succulents, and also I have wanted to plant some I my clay soils so sounds like a great solution. Sounds wonderful. Appearance of Pumice is Vesicular and that of Rhyolite is Banded. Pumice is the better choice for sandy soils because it greatly increases water-holding capacity. In this video we look at the soil science of pumice in soil systems. Pumice is better suited for sandy soils as it increases water-retention to a great extent. 10 years ago. I would very much like to win a bag. They seem to be essentially interchangeable. We would use pumice in our planting soils. Characteristics of rocks include texture, appearance, color, fracture, streak, hardness etc. Note on pumice vs. perlite: If you’ve ever wondered about the difference between pumice and perlite, they’re actually very similar. We saw an extreme demand for pumice in horticulture, yet no supply for horticulture customers locally because the conditions of the mines before we purchased them. I need it to build raised beds for my hardy [7b] cacti and succulents, and some other easily over-watered plants that need great drainage. Lol, There's massive piles of pumice on the beach I live next to, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the microgrowery community. That is so great! I had trouble keeping it watered properly this year (and did not want to add those plastic gels to the soil) so I am looking forward to using this porduct here and on all my potted plants and leucadenrons. Perlite vs. Pumice. Can’t wait to try some pumice in my garden. Often used in combination with other types of media to create a highly customized media for specific hydroponic applications. I have a once a week watering schedule and this would be perfect to help air out some of my plants that stay a little moist! We love that we can provide an amazing product for people who had a great need for it and many even a strong passion for it, yet weren’t able to get access to it for a long time. Pumice as a soil amendment is incredibly valuable. Pumice happens naturally in the ground, perlite happens in a factory. pumice. What great information! I’ve been so worried about all my drought tolerant plants (especially the succulents) with all this rain so I would definitely love to add some pumice to my clay soil and keep everyone from getting waterlogged this winter. They use it for aeration and for covering seed trays. Good luck in the giveaway and Merry Christmas! I had my pool filled in and Urban Artichokes did my landscaping. Using pumice would greatly reduce “death by water” for all my succulents, agave and cactus. or 50lb. Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated. Rhyolite vs Pumice characteristics assist us to distinguish and recognize rocks. Pumice is an all-natural,100% ORGANIC growing medium that provides an ideal balance of moisture retention, gas exchange, and draining capabilities. Shirley, we’d love for you to try it too! I found a lovely hoya pubicalyx and I want to do everything I can to keep it alive. I have just recently bought a 40lb bag, and am anxious to use it. So, I can keep track of your company !!! At that point we then started pursuing nurseries and the gardening market full time, and absolutely fell in love with the industry. Perlite is mined and expanded all over the world. Properties of rock is another aspect for Rhyolite vs Pumice. I have mixed the pumice from the bucket with my Uni-Grow cactus mix for potting and repotting my cactus and succulents. 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