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Clay Pebbles -5Kg

135 EGP

Agricultural clay pebbles, also known as hydroton or clay balls, are lightweight, porous, and versatile growing mediums made from natural clay. These pebbles are round in shape and have a consistent size, providing optimal aeration and drainage for plant roots.

Description

Made of mixture of natural clay as well as nano-ceramic and nano-porcelain, it is highly stable in both pH and EC and it is not affected by the stages of cultivation
  • Material: Natural clay
  • Size: Typically ranges from 4mm to 16mm in diameter
  • Color: Reddish-brown
  • Shape: Round

Specifications:

  • Packaging: 5 Kilograms
  • Weight: Lightweight, approximately 300-500 grams per liter
  • pH Level: Neutral (6.5-7.5)
  • Porosity: High, offering excellent aeration and drainage
  • Durability: Long-lasting and reusable

Preferences:

  • Ideal for hydroponic systems, aquaponics, and container gardening
  • Preferred by organic gardeners for its natural composition
  • Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use

Benefits:

  • Promotes healthy root growth
  • Provides excellent support for plants
  • Reduces soil-borne diseases
  • Enhances nutrient uptake
  • Easy to handle and clean

Uses:

  • Hydroponics: Acts as a growing medium in various hydroponic systems, including NFT, ebb and flow, drip systems, deep water culture, & even dutch buckets
  • Aquaponics: Provides a stable medium for plant roots while supporting beneficial bacteria in aquaponic setups.
  • Container Gardening: Used in pots and containers to improve aeration and drainage.
  • Soil Amendment: Mixed with soil to improve structure and prevent compaction.

Additional information

Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 35 × 20 × 5 cm

Advantages

  • Excellent aeration and drainage
  • Prevents root rot and overwatering
  • pH neutral, ensuring it does not alter the nutrient solution
  • Long-lasting and reusable
  • Inert and non-toxic

How to use

  • Rinse Before Use: Rinse the clay pebbles thoroughly to remove any dust or debris.
  • Hydrate: Soak the pebbles in water for 6-24 hours to allow them to absorb moisture.
  • Placement: Place a layer of pebbles at the bottom of the planting container or hydroponic system.
  • Planting: Insert plant roots or seeds into the pebbles.
  • Watering: Regularly water or maintain the hydroponic system to ensure roots stay hydrated.

Why to use

  • Efficiency: Ensures optimal water and nutrient delivery to plant roots.
  • Versatility: Suitable for a wide range of plants and growing systems.
  • Sustainability: Made from natural materials and reusable, making it an eco-friendly choice.

Applications:

  • Ideal for growing vegetables, herbs, and ornamental plants in hydroponic and aquaponic systems.
  • Used in greenhouses, indoor gardens, and outdoor containers.
  • Enhances the performance of DIY hydroponic setups.

Repotting:

  1. Remove the plant from its current container, gently shaking off excess pebbles.
  2. Rinse the old pebbles to remove any salt buildup or debris.
  3. Place fresh, rinsed pebbles in the new container.
  4. Position the plant roots and fill in with additional pebbles as needed.

Uses in Hydroponics and Aquaculture:

  • Hydroponics: Provides stable support for plants, excellent root aeration, and efficient nutrient delivery in water-based growing systems.
  • Aquaculture: Acts as a biofilter medium, supporting beneficial bacteria that help break down fish waste into nutrients for plants.

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