In horticultural applications, Perlite is usedthroughout the world as a component of soil-less growing mixes where it providesaeration and optimum moisture retention for superior plant growth. For rootingcuttings, 100% perlite is used. Studies have shown that outstanding yields areachieved with Perlite hydroponic systems. Other benefits of horticulturalPerlite are its neutral pH and the fact that it is sterile and weed-free. Inaddition, its light weight makes it ideal for use in containergrowing. Other horticultural applications for Perlite are as a carrier forfertilizer, herbicides and pesticides and for pelletizing seed. HorticulturalPerlite is as useful to the home gardener as it is to the commercial grower. Itis used with equal success in greenhouse growing, landscaping applications andin the home in house plants.