Perlite is made from volcanic glass and will never dissolve or rot. All plant roots need air - perlite mixed in the soil allows the life giving air to reach even the tiniest of roots. Perlite also helps water to soak into the soil instead of running off, giving your plants the needed moisture during dry spells. We also carry vermiculite which holds more water.
A perfect soil conditioner composed of millions of cells which store air and water. No food value. Often a key ingredient in soilless potting mixes, Vermiculite is prized for its ability to retain moisture. This coarse vermiculite is especially well-suited to creating soil and soil-less mixes tailored to the needs of specific plant types.