Horticultural Charcoal 2-5mm

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Horticultural charcoal, also known as biochar or garden charcoal, is a type of charcoal specifically designed for gardening purposes. It is 100% natural nursery grade  unprocessed type of carbon used to improve soil drainage, enhance nutrient retention, regulate pH, increase water holding capacity, suppress weeds, support beneficial microbial activity, and contribute to carbon sequestration promotes healthier plants, improved soil fertility, and sustainable gardening practices


Improves Plant Health

Horticultural charcoal has a porous structure that allows for enhanced soil drainage. When added to soil, it helps prevent waterlogging and excessive moisture, promoting better aeration and reducing the risk of root rot.

Nutrient Retention

Charcoal has a high cation exchange capacity (CEC), which means it has the ability to attract, hold, and release nutrients. Horticultural charcoal can absorb and retain nutrients, preventing them from leaching away with water and making them available to plants over time. This helps improve nutrient retention in the soil and promotes healthy plant growth

Soil Fertility Enhancement

Horticultural charcoal acts as a long-term soil amendment that improves soil fertility. As it breaks down slowly, it releases nutrients into the soil, providing a continuous supply of essential elements for plant growth. It also helps improve the overall soil structure and supports beneficial microbial activity, which further contributes to soil fertility.

Increased Water Holding Capacity

Charcoal has the ability to retain moisture within its porous structure. When incorporated into the soil, horticultural charcoal can help improve water retention capacity, ensuring that plants have access to moisture during dry periods. It helps prevent rapid soil drying and reduces the frequency of watering.

Filters Harmful Bacteria and Reduction of Soil Odors

Horticultural charcoal has odor-absorbing properties and can help reduce unpleasant odors in the soil. It can absorb and neutralize volatile compounds that contribute to foul smells, providing a fresher environment for plants and gardeners. Excellent at absorbing impurities to keep plants healthy and disease-free

Weed Suppression

Horticultural charcoal can help suppress weed growth when used as a mulch or incorporated into the soil. Its physical structure creates a barrier that inhibits weed germination and growth, reducing competition for nutrients, water, and space.

Beneficial Microbial Activity

Horticultural charcoal provides a habitat for beneficial soil microorganisms. It supports the growth of beneficial bacteria and fungi that contribute to soil health and nutrient cycling. These microorganisms help break down organic matter, improve soil structure, and enhance nutrient availability to plants.

Long-lasting Effects

Horticultural charcoal is a durable amendment that can provide long-lasting benefits to the soil. It does not break down quickly and can remain effective for several years, reducing the need for frequent reapplication

Garden Safety Tips

When doing gardening always wear a P2 / FFP2 / N95 KN95 Safety Mask 4ply to keep your respiratory health from harmful micro organisms, dust, pollution or vapors. General potting mix contains plenty of micro organisms. Always wear your safety gears such as mask, glove and googles when working with them.

A common media when mixing with your potting mix are Vermiculite, Perlite, Coco coir and Mineral products. They may contain micro dust particles, which you want to avoid harming your lungs. Especially Perlite dust particles, they are glass like and breathing them in will cause irreversible damage to your lungs. So always stay safe and wear your N95 / KN95 / P2 / FFP2 / KF94 grade protective mask to avoid any unnecessary health risk.

Liquid form fertlisers, plant of health products or cleaning products such as IPA might give off harmful vapors when sprayed. Read carefully the product safety instructions before application.

Additional information

Weight1.3 kg
Dimensions20 × 10 × 5 cm

3L, 9L

3 reviews for Horticultural Charcoal 2-5mm

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  1. As described

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  2. Good stuff, got what I paid for, good quality

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  3. Works well with my bonsai and orchid soil mix

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Green Power Australia Garden Supplies. 100% natural nursery grade Horticultural charcoal, unprocessed type of carbon used as a soil amendment or to help in draining excess moisture from potted plants, terrariums, and other containers. Size perfectly suited for bonsai, orchids, aroids and terrariums.

Horticultural Charcoal 2-5mm

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