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Thread: home depot or lowes PERLITE

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    home depot or lowes PERLITE

    so i went to both stores, only carry miracle grow perlite, (wt hell?)

    any other substitute or brands that this ridiculous stores carry?

    working on nepenthes soil here.

    Thanks guyS!!!!

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    try smaller local garden centers, rather than big chains. Most of them will have normal perlite (I think a common brand is Hoffman's). The smaller mom & pop nurseries are also more willing to order it for you. Plus you support small local businesses.
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    You can substitute it with other inert aggregates like pumice or lava rock (these might be even harder to find though).

    Also, I agree with Dragoness, check the smaller stores and dedicated garden centers. They often have huge bags of plain perlite that will last you forever.
    Last edited by w03; 07-24-2014 at 06:56 AM.
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    thanks guys, will do!! man ya'll are so fast

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    Look again. The Home Depot in the LA area sell perlite in 2 cu foot bags. Look for pale green bags They're from AZ so the SF Bay area store should carry them too.. If you don't see it, ask somebody.

    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...-at-Home-Depot

    You could always use pumice instead of perlite.
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    I've bought them at the Emeryville Store in the East Bay!

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    The 2 cu foot bags that is..

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    Orchid bark and pumice are also a nice additive.

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