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Red volcanic lapillus (3-5mm), is a type of porous rock, suitable for growing carnivorous plants that like a moist but aerated substrate. Please note that it is not inert: it is suitable for carnivorous plants that like or tolerate a minimum of salinity in the soil.
Pumices and lapilli are the product of explosive volcanic eruptions, formed following a violent expansion of gases dissolved in magma: the rapid cooling of lava prevents the orderly crystallisation of rock, trapping hollow volumes in the rock structure in which the gaseous fraction was, which exsolves due to pressure variation, generating rocks with more or less accentuated porosity. As the magma rises, the pressure on it drops, causing the dissolution of its gaseous fraction with a consequent volumetric increase of it. This causes a rather violent activity that projects the material outwards, causing rapid cooling; this does not allow the orderly crystallisation of the dissolved minerals and imprints the cavities created by the exsolution of gases from the lava into the physical structure. Volcanic lapillus was formed from magma with a lower silica content than pumice. The lower viscosity and slower cooling of the lava facilitated the escape of a certain amount of the gases present in the magma. Minerals characterised by vacuities with a larger average diameter than those of pumice and commercial expanded clays were formed, but in much smaller numbers.

For the cultivation of carnivorous plants, it can be used, for example, for:
-Mixed with Akadama 30% / Lapillus 30% / Perlite 20% / kanuma 20% for the cultivation of Nepenthes
-Mixed with Peat and Perlite for the cultivation of Drosophyllum
-Mixed with other mineral components (pumice / tuff / kanuma) for cultivation of Pinguicula sp.

 

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Red volcanic lapillus (3-5mm)

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Red volcanic lapillus (3-5mm), is a type of porous rock, suitable for growing carnivorous plants that like a moist but aerated substrate. Please note that it is not inert: it is suitable for carnivorous plants that like or tolerate a minimum of salinity in the soil.
Pumices and lapilli are the product of explosive volcanic eruptions, formed following a violent expansion of gases dissolved in magma: the rapid cooling of lava prevents the orderly crystallisation of rock, trapping hollow volumes in the rock structure in which the gaseous fraction was, which exsolves due to pressure variation, generating rocks with more or less accentuated porosity. As the magma rises, the pressure on it drops, causing the dissolution of its gaseous fraction with a consequent volumetric increase of it. This causes a rather violent activity that projects the material outwards, causing rapid cooling; this does not allow the orderly crystallisation of the dissolved minerals and imprints the cavities created by the exsolution of gases from the lava into the physical structure. Volcanic lapillus was formed from magma with a lower silica content than pumice. The lower viscosity and slower cooling of the lava facilitated the escape of a certain amount of the gases present in the magma. Minerals characterised by vacuities with a larger average diameter than those of pumice and commercial expanded clays were formed, but in much smaller numbers.

For the cultivation of carnivorous plants, it can be used, for example, for:
-Mixed with Akadama 30% / Lapillus 30% / Perlite 20% / kanuma 20% for the cultivation of Nepenthes
-Mixed with Peat and Perlite for the cultivation of Drosophyllum
-Mixed with other mineral components (pumice / tuff / kanuma) for cultivation of Pinguicula sp.

 

Additional info:
For more info & photos visit our blog and our page Facebook and Instagram.

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