Sources For Perlite

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It's interesting, the price for 2 cubic feet of perlite doesn't seem to be much more than buying 2 or 3 8 quart bags of perlite (2 cf is 60 quarts). Gravel is the same way. Any size is the same price up to about 1 cf

Curious what you're doing with all that perlite if you care to share
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mikethecactusguy wrote: Fri May 28, 2021 8:35 pm Hi
Here in the US, its perlite.
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Hypertufa pots?
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Shane wrote: Sat May 29, 2021 12:16 am It's interesting, the price for 2 cubic feet of perlite doesn't seem to be much more than buying 2 or 3 8 quart bags of perlite (2 cf is 60 quarts). Gravel is the same way. Any size is the same price up to about 1 cf <snip>
You're buying a product that's extremely cheap if purchased in bulk. When buying it retail, you're paying mainly for packaging costs and retail overhead - the contents of the bag are worth only a few cents, whether it's a large or small bag.
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Shane wrote: Sat May 29, 2021 12:16 am It's interesting, the price for 2 cubic feet of perlite doesn't seem to be much more than buying 2 or 3 8 quart bags of perlite (2 cf is 60 quarts). Gravel is the same way. Any size is the same price up to about 1 cf

Curious what you're doing with all that perlite if you care to share

This guy found out he had an extra room in his cellar that was filled with sand and he was giving it away so I took it. I thought it would be good for cactus but it doesn't drain well.
I was going to mention this on another thread but I might as well say here:
I planted a O. phaecantha pad in the sand in a container and the bottom part of the pad in the sand rotted out. But the back of the pad sprouted roots into the sand. They sure are survivors- and this was over one or two winters.
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mikethecactusguy wrote: Wed May 26, 2021 10:47 pm That is a lot of perlite.
You were right. :)
I wanted to post a picture I took of the bags but I guess that's not an option any more. :(
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