2 quarts of perlite is packed in one tin bag printed with houseplants and The Next Gardener brand logo
4 quarts of perlite is packed in one tin bag printed with houseplants and The Next Gardener brand logo
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Horticultural Grade Coarse Perlite

Size: 2Q

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-About the perlite-

Perlite is a non-smell, lightweight granular material in white color. It's sterile, long-lasting, and easy to handle.

Mostly, perlite is used as a non-organic additive in potting soil for succulent to improve aeration and drainage. That is why you can see it in most of the succulent soil in the market. Other additives widely used in soil are green zeolite, volcanic rock, gritty rocks, sharp sands, and more.

Besides aid drainage, perlite is very useful in succulent plant propagation. It's neither alkaline nor acidic. Another material that performs similar functions is vermiculite. However, vermiculite holds more water than perlite while using them in the same condition.

As perlite is super lightweight and dust, you'd better spray some water to avoid inhaling the dust if you are going to use a large amount of perlite. Moreover, perlite is particularly better to be additive instead of ornamental pebbles.


We pack all shipments by hand. 

We have many years of experience shipping live succulents and cactus plants. We pay close attention to packing and have developed an expert shipping method. All succulents are packed and protected with polypropylene cotton (this is a stuffing used for dolls). We find this is the most effective material for protecting live plants while in transit. It is important to us that you are able to Keep going and Keep growing without any stress about the quality of the product or packaging.

Shipping Speed

In general, it takes 3 to 10 days for plants to arrive after you place your order. All orders will be shipped out 48 hours after you place them. We ship the orders on work days(from Monday to Saturday) and all year round. In normal conditions, it will take 3-10 days for you to receive the package. Estimated shipping times are offered as needed.

HOLIDAYS: During weeks in which a holiday occurs - Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, etc. - shipping may be delayed until the following week.

EXTREME WEATHER NOTICE: The Next Gardener reserves the right to hold shipments during storms or periods of extreme heat or cold. This is to ensure your plant does not suffer while it is in transit.

Winter shipping

We insist on shipping succulents to our customers all year round. However due to the extreme winter weather, although we pack succulents with as much protective material as possible, plants are still at increased risk of frost on their way to colder areas. We highly recommend adding one 72-hour heat pack to your order or you can request a hold on the package until it warms up.

Please note that The Next Gardener is not responsible for packages that suffer cold damage without a heat pack. We cannot control the weather. Order at your own risk.

Hawaii, Alaska, and Other US Territories

Fortunately, shipping is available to Alaska, Guam, and other U.S. Territories. However, due to numerous factors beyond our control, including customs checks and shipping delays, free shipping to Hawaii and Puerto Rico is not an option. And we can not provide the 14-day quality guarantee for orders going to Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The buyer will assume all risk of damage when a delivery is delayed. We appreciate your understanding.

Sorry. No International Shipping for now!!!


Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Nourishing Hickman
Great quality

I am what they call a "plant parent" and I noticed my snake plants and pothos plants weren't doing so well. I tried fertilizers, changing pots, alternating positions around the house (sun exposure levels). Ultimately, I did some research about roots and compacted soil and came across perlite. I mix this in with my potting soil to create gaps in the dirt for the plant's roots to grow around. Several months later, my plants look healthier. I've even used this as a topper for the pots (as well as some sphagum moss) to control erosion from my watering

Isaiah Stokes
High quality

extremely chunky & minimal dust, was also shipped very quickly with a thick layer of bubble wrap to protect the perlite, would recommend!

Gladys Aguilar

I used this in soil to plant lemon seeds and they are growing. Used root booster too

Searcher Zamora
 Drainage help

Reported some succulents that desperately needed help.
I’m just 1 week I saw a big difference. I see some new growth, not getting root rot due the moisture being in there

Ryan Weber
So much!!!

Perfect for custom mixes :)