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2.25 Qt. Dry Horticultural Charcoal

$10.97
  • Made to eliminate stagnant water in pots
  • Known to retain moisture and nutrients for rapid plant growth
  • Helps in improving oxygen levels in soil
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Product Details
  • Made to eliminate stagnant water in pots
  • Known to retain moisture and nutrients for rapid plant growth
  • Helps in improving oxygen levels in soil
About This Product

Mosser Lee Horticultural Charcoal is an essential soil amendment for all plants in pots without drainage holes. Its excellent porosity allows absorption, retention and slow release of water and fertilizers, increasing the nutritional holding capacity of potting soils. Excellent for plants that require moist environments like orchids, ferns and African violets.

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Bag Capacity/Dry Volume (cu. ft.).5 cu ftOrganicYes
Returnable90-DaySoil Amendment TypeSoil Conditioner
Soil MatterNon-organic
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Questions & Answers

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Q:would this be safe with water and live fish as an medium for tank plants?
by|Jul 19, 2023
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A:  The Mosser Lee Charcoal is an activated charcoal and is consider a horticultural charcoal. It is non-toxic, but we cannot recommend it for the purpose you are suggesting.

by|Jul 20, 2023
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    Q:Is this needed, or beneficial, for succulents in pots, not terrariums?
    by|Apr 28, 2020
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    A:  The reason it is shown for use in terrariums if that those do not have drainage and can become stagnant. Charcoal helps prevent stagnation in pots without drainage. As I mentioned earlier, I would purchase Cactus potting soil for all succulents and water on the every 10 day type schedule.

    by|May 13, 2023
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      A:  The Mosser Lee Horticultural Organic Charcoal should be used in any planting vessel that doesn't have drainage. The charcoal will soak up excess moisture and release it slowly.

      by|May 13, 2023
        2 found this answer helpful

        A:  For succulents , in pots....indoor or outside? Better choice for potting medium would be cactus potting soil as succulents are happy with drier conditions.

        by|May 13, 2023
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          A:  Yes, help keeps pant in pots with hole in bottom fresh. And dry

          by|May 13, 2023
            2 found this answer helpful
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            Q:How much would I need for 15 square feet of garden
            by|Oct 11, 2019
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            A:  I have a problem to answer this because I only use this for inside potted plants. So I don't know how much to use on your situation. Sorry. If I am adding new bagged soil to a garden I add about 25% peat moss to the new soil. Maybe someone else can give you an answer. Also you may try contacting the company....Phone: (715) 284-2296

            by|Oct 12, 2019
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            Q:I would like to order African violet soil, but there is no item to select from to add to cart.
            by|Aug 16, 2019
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            A:  The Mosser Lee Horticultural Charcoal comes up when you search for African Violet Soil because this product is highly recommended for African Violets. Home Depot does not carry a specific soil for African Violets, but if you search 'Soil', all of the soils and soil amendments that Home Depot sells will display.

            by|Aug 20, 2019

              A:  you can use indoor potting soil for African Violets with water polymers added. African Violets are shown on package front because charcoal can help prevent mold from growing on plants that prefer a moist soil. Remember when watering African Violets, DO NOT let water touch or stay on leaves. They will rot. Always lift up leaves and water around base of plant only. Let overflow drain off completely.

              by|Jun 2, 2020
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                Customer Reviews

                4.7 out of 5
                • 4.7 out of 113 reviews
                • 86% recommend this product
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                I really like the size of the charcoal but I found a nail in the bag which is pretty dangerous si...
                I really like the size of the charcoal but I found a nail in the bag which is pretty dangerous since I was grabbing handfuls of charcoal to put in my pots.
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                Response from Mosser Lee-Product ExpertOct 26, 2020
                Thank you for your purchase. The Mosser Lee Horticultural Organic Charcoal is made from old fruit trees. Mosser Lee offers a 100% satisfaction product replacement guarantee. We would like to learn more about the foreign object that you found in your bag of charcoal. Please contact our customer service department at mosserlee@mosserlee.com or 715-284-2296.
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                  Found a nail in the bag. Super dangerous! I had been reaching into the bag for handfuls of charco...
                  Found a nail in the bag. Super dangerous! I had been reaching into the bag for handfuls of charcoal... Thank goodness I did not poke myself with the rusty nail...
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                    This is a product you would use in the bottom of your potted plants to keep the water from gettin...
                    This is a product you would use in the bottom of your potted plants to keep the water from getting stagnant and your planting medium from stinking to high heaven. Use anywhere from 1/2" to 2" deep depending upon the size of the planter. The chips are fairly uniform in size. I've included coins in the photo so you can get a size comparison. I've purchased bags of charcoal before in which the pieces had varying degrees of "doneness." These are all the same. There aren't any that are underdone and would be prone to rotting. This isn't a product that you HAVE to use in your potted plants but highly recommended for those indoor ones, especially.
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                    Response from Mosser Lee-Product ExpertJan 25, 2018
                    Thank you for the 5 star review of Mosser Lee Horticultural Organic Charcoal. As you stated, charcoal can be a very beneficial addition to any indoor potted plants.
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                    I used this charcoal as a base for my terrarium together with small gravel stones. I also used mo...
                    I used this charcoal as a base for my terrarium together with small gravel stones. I also used moss to cheer up the plants and it looks great now. I hope the system will sustain long time with little water because of these charcoals. I also have some hanging flower pots on my walls outside my house, I will try to use it in those pots during he summer.
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                    Response from Mosser Lee-Product ExpertJan 12, 2018
                    Thank you for your review of Mosser Lee Horticultural Charcoal. Our charcoal works great in terrariums with no drainage.
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                    2 found this review helpful
                    This is a nice product for both indoor and outdoor plants. I specifically use it on my indoor pla...
                    This is a nice product for both indoor and outdoor plants. I specifically use it on my indoor plants with a good potting soil. The use of horticultural organic charcoal can benefit your plants with a good base to help prevent soil rot, root rot, and absorb excess moisture. This helps your plants get the water they need without getting too much. Some folks also say that charcoal also provides good aeration in the soil which also promotes plant health. Happy planting.
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                    Response from Mosser Lee-Product ExpertJan 9, 2018
                    We are happy that you are enjoying your Mosser Lee Organic Charcoal.
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                    I have had good luck with bio-char after reading about it a few years ago. Sometimes I’ll even g...
                    I have had good luck with bio-char after reading about it a few years ago. Sometimes I’ll even go through our campfire ashes and pick out the larger bits of unburned bio-char and mix them in the garden soil or in potted plants. I know that plants like it because when I am harvesting in the fall, I will find those bits of bio-char completely surrounded with tiny plant roots, as though they found it and are trying to get as much out of it as possible. I like that this brand is organic, although there is no data about how it is produced. I less like the fact that it comes from China, which makes me question the organic quality and lack of production information even more. Still, I am glad that this product is available. Although it has been used for thousands of years, bio-char is hard to find on a retail level. Do your research and determine the proper application rate for your conditions, since professional publications seem to differ quite a bit on this.
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                    Response from Mosser Lee-Product ExpertJan 9, 2018
                    Thank you for your review. We are glad that you are enjoying your Mosser Lee Horticultural Organic Charcoal.
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                    Mosser Lee 2.25 quart dry Horticultural Organic Charcoal is the Very Best for my Violets, Orchids...
                    Mosser Lee 2.25 quart dry Horticultural Organic Charcoal is the Very Best for my Violets, Orchids and my Bamboo Plants.It holds moisture yet drains excess water. Great for my potted plants with no holes. My Bamboo lived in water for ten years with little to no growth and I planted it in charcoal and potting soil and it took off. This is a Great Product. Wear your gloves as it is charcoal.
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                    Response from Mosser Lee-Product ExpertJan 10, 2018
                    We're happy that you are satisfied with your purchase of Mosser Lee Horticultural Organic Charcoal.
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                    5 found this review helpful
                    great product for my indoor plants.
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                    Response from Mosser Lee-Product ExpertNov 8, 2023
                    Thank you for your purchase and the 5-star review.
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