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  • Use to improve drainage and aeration
  • Mix with potting mix to help prevent soil compaction
  • Should only be used for plants in containers
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About This Product

Help prevent soil compaction and promote strong root development with Miracle-Gro Perlite. Enriched with Miracle-Gro Plant Food, Perlite improves aeration in potting mixes. Plus, the lightweight media helps start root cuttings in container plants. Grow more beautiful plants with Miracle-Gro.

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Model # 74278430

Store SKU # 809352

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Bag Capacity/Dry Volume (cu. ft.)

.31 cu ft

Organic

No

Safe For

Not Safe for Kids and Pets

Soil Amendment Type

Perlite

Soil Matter

Non-organic

Questions & Answers

22Questions
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Q:I dumped a complete bag of this product on a private sidewalk that extends for about 60 yards. There’s a lot of dirt, patchy grass and random bushes. Will this destroy everything or will I see any growth? The bag was free.
by|Dec 22, 2023
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A:  Contains perlite, fertilizer, and wetting agent. We use horticultural grade Perlite. It is considered coarse however there is a wide range of granule sizes classified as coarse and ours is a smaller coarse compared to some others. Perlite is a sterile, naturally occurring volcanic glass which, when heated, pops like popcorn, giving it a lightweight, puffy texture. Perlite absorbs nutrients and water, making them available to plants. The particle size of perlite optimizes soil aeration. Not for use as a fertilizer substitute. Please reach out to our Consumer Services team at 888-270-3714 for additional assistance.

by|Mar 26, 2024
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    by|Sep 16, 2023
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    Q:Is this product flammable?
    by|Jul 27, 2023
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    A:  Miracle-Gro Perlite has no specific fire or explosion hazard.

    by|Jul 27, 2023
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      Q:Will it help retain water?
      by|Jul 7, 2023
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      A:  Perlite helps with water retention and drainage. 

      by|Jul 10, 2023

        A:  It helps to keep the soil from being compacted and does not restrict root growth. That will help the root system retain more of the water it requires. I have planted with and without and the plants with do much better.

        by|Apr 24, 2024
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          A:  Miracle-Gro Perlite will improve aeration, water retention, and drainage.

          by|Mar 26, 2024
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            Customer Reviews

            4.7 out of 5

            • 4.7 out of 567 reviews
            • 84% recommend this product
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            have not tried yet but im sure it will serve it's purpose
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            Bark mixed in with perlite
            Bag states "contains perlite, fertilizer, and wetting agent" THERE IS BARK IN THIS THAT I DO NOT WANT. I JUST WANTED THE PERLITE . Rough estimate is about 10% bark and 90% Perlite. Shrinkflation strikes again. Image attached.
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              This is great for making your own seed starting mix. It works for me. My seedlings are nice and happy. I also like to mix it into my indoor potting mix to help prevent root rot.
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              What is this???
              I purchased a bag of perlite today, very excited to get my growing medium together for my plants. When I opened the bag I noticed a few pieces of something brown. I poured the contents of the bag into a container, and it was filled with fuzzy brown things. I couldn't tell if it was dried bugs, moss or fine mulch. Either way, the perlite was unusable and I threw the whole bag away.
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              Response from Customer CareFeb 29, 2024
              We're sorry to read about your disappointment with Miracle-Gro Perlite and appreciate your feedback. We appreciate you binging this to our attention. This is not the quality of product we intend to produce. We take every effort to screen out debris. Possibly, screens were damaged and not noticed, allowing some debris into the bagged product. Rest assured your comments will be passed on to our Quality Assurance Department. We want you to be confident in our products. For this reason, we offer a product guarantee to our consumers. At your earliest convenience, please reach out to us at 888-295-6902 if we can further assist.
                Pulverized
                We bought two bags of perlite at Walmart here in central MS two days ago, and it was mostly crushed and it was not snow white, but very dirty/brownish. Looks similar to how the other recent review described but we see no pieces of anything brown, it's just very dirty looking perlite. Returning it immediately.
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                Response from Customer CareMar 7, 2023
                We are sorry to hear the Miracle-Gro Perlite was in the condition you described. We will forward this information to the appropriate department so they can look into why the product was like that. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance in the future.
                  Great perlite. It would be better if the pieces were a tiny bit larger
                  Great perlite. It would be better if the pieces were a tiny bit larger. Depending on how the bags were manhandled, there may be a lot of dust at the bottom of the bags. Make sure you wear a mask/respirator if you see dust flying out. But so far so good, I usually mix 50/50 perlite and succulent soil to provide quick drainage so my succulents don't get "wet feet".
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                    Killed my previously healthy seedlings within minutes to hours!
                    I have been growing seeds into plants for over 30 years, and I've never seen a soil amendment kill so quickly! I don't know what Miracle Grow has added to their Perlite, but the most recent bag I opened must have been tainted with herbicide or some other potent salt or toxic chemical. ALL of the previously healthy, stocky beautiful seedlings I transplanted into organic professional potting mix to which I had added some of the new bag of Miracle Grow Perlite began to show signs of poisoning within minutes to hours. Their stems began to narrow and look desiccated (as though someone had sprayed them with herbicide, or introduced some kind of new, fast acting soil pathogen "weapon" of destruction). I have never seen anything like this....I have never, ever, lost so many transplants so quickly due to one seemingly benign, but surreptitiously fatal amendment, which I never suspected would carry a lethal poison. I wish Home Depot would understand that their loyal customer base, even here in the Southeast, needs and demands SAFE, Organic, and Vegan soil amendments, soils, and fertilizers for our family's very necessary organic food production gardens. Our family has not just lost the $5-$6 dollars we spent on the toxic bag of Miracle Grow Perlite, we have lost all of our month - old seedlings that would have produced food for our table during our short Fall season (we cannot get that "grow time window of opportunity" back now). We have lost the dear, healthy seedlings, who trusted us to care for them, and they were SO Healthy and happy right up to the minute their unfortunate roots touched the toxic Miracle Grow perlite-poisoned soil. We have additionally lost the rest of the rather expensive organic professional potting soil that was stupidly mixed by me with the very non-organic, and apparently lethally toxic Miracle Grow Perlite. I am so very sad...and angry. Please save yourself this misery and only buy organic perlite or better yet, pumice or organic pine bark fines to lighten your organic potting mix. Home Depot...are you listening? Please stock some quality OMRI Organic and vegan soil amendments for all of us Organic Gardening customers in Florida and the Southeastern United States. We, too, deserve the same Organic, vegan, and quality products that customers in other states have access to where they live.
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                    Response from Miracle-gro TeamSep 13, 2020
                    Our apologies that your plants were damaged after using Miracle-Gro Performance Organics All Purpose Plant Nutrition Granules. This product will not normally harm plants, but other factors can contribute to plant death. Your feedback is important to us, and we will pass this on to our Quality Assurance Team. We would be interested in discussing this further so that we can learn more about this issue and extend our product guarantee. At your earliest convenience, please contact us and refer to your review to see what can be done. We can be reached at 877-220-3089. miracle-gro
                      12 found this review helpful
                      Especially with cactus plants or succulents, you don't want your soil wet so adding this helps ai...
                      Especially with cactus plants or succulents, you don't want your soil wet so adding this helps air get through better and also makes your soil go further. My daughter told me about it a couple years ago and I always have a bag or two handy.
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                      Critical for succulents. My plants love it.
                      Critical for succulents. My plants love it.
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                      6 found this review helpful
                      GREAT PRODUCT I USE IT ALOT
                      GREAT PRODUCT I USE IT ALOT
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                      3 found this review helpful
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