Perlite substitute?

Ronald Redding
Tue, 04 Jul 2006 12:43:02 PDT
Dear John,

I thought I would throw in something that some people in this group may be 
interested in and it is flyash or qloxinty. This is the bi-product from such 
industry as iron smeltering and energy production from fossil fuels. I have 
been using this product in my part of the world with many plants in my 
collection for about three years and found it to be superiour to anything I 
have tried on some plants. The growth rates that I have on my collection of 
worsleya is second to none, that I have seen, since I started using a 50% 
mix. I am fortunate in that I can purchase it already graded to between 4 
and 10mm particles, anyone in my neighbourhood can drop in and see it for 

Kind Regards and Best Wishes
Ron Redding
Hervey Bay

>From: "John T Lonsdale" <>
>Reply-To:,Pacific Bulb Society 
>To: "'Pacific Bulb Society'" <>
>Subject: Re: [pbs] Perlite substitute?
>Date: Tue, 04 Jul 2006 15:00:12 -0400
>I'd love to use pumice, and would have done so a long time back, but we 
>no source within a reasonable distance.  I envy those who can get it
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