ULTRA-EFFICIENCY SOILLESS GROW SYSTEMS demand high-performance grow media. Ponics Stone™ delivers in the key areas of stability, nutrient holding capacity, gas exchange, drainage, weight, media particle size, crop balance and media life.
With the rising popularity of high-efficiency growth systems, especially aquaponic systems, pumice provides every advantage as a soilless grow media.
Why Ponics Stone? Ponics Stone hits the right notes on each of the following key considerations:
NUTRIENT HOLDING CAPACITY—an effective grow media must have the ability to retain that nutrient-rich water for a time, making it continuously available to the roots between watering cycles.
DRAINAGE—balance is so important: a grow media must be able to shed water quickly to allow air into the root zone, yet retain enough nutrient-rich moisture between irrigation cycles to fuel rapid growth.
GAS EXCHANGE—a grow media must allow free-flowing exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the root zone.
STABILITY—the grow media must be substantial enough to support a plant’s root system, as it is the root system that support the plant and the fruit it bears.
WEIGHT—grow beds tend to be positioned above ground/floor level to allow a water tank underneath and/or to provide easy access when planting and harvesting, and that means grow media weight is an issue.
CROP BALANCE—a grow media must provide good drainage, excellent moisture retention, and increased gas exchange necessary for both vegetative and reproductive (fruit) growth.
LONG MEDIA LIFE—to be able to repeatably replant in the same grow media saves time and money.
SUSTAINABLE AND GREEN—Ponics Stone™ is not manufactured. It is 100-percent pure, natural pumice. The entire suite of pumice’s useful properties were bestowed by nature, and the process to prepare Ponics Stone™ for market is simple, sustainable, and green.
More information on Ponics Stone™ and on growing in soilless media is found on our PonicsStone.com website.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION and SUPPORT DOCUMENTS:
» Technical Data: the physical and chemical properties of our natural pumice stones.
» Pumice Safety Data Sheet (PDF)
» Website: PonicsStone.com
» Website: If you’re looking to amend poor native garden and landscape soils or blend your own potting soil, see our SoilRox™ website.
|PONICS STONE™ (STANDARD)|
|Ponics Stone™ Standard is an all-purpose soilless grow media for ponics media beds and other high-efficiency growing systems. Size blend of 3/4 to 5/16 inch stones provides good drainage and germination.
» Size/Grade: Ponics Stone Standard (blend of 3/4 x 5/16 inch stones)
|Technical Data Sheet (PDF) for Ponics Stone Standard|
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|PONICS STONE™ (PREMIUM)|
|Ponics Stone™ Premium demonstrates increased germination rates when sown directly in top-dressed media beds and net pots. This is the ideal media for shallow micro-green beds.
» Size/Grade: Ponics Stone Premium (5/16 inch stones)
|Technical Data Sheet (PDF) for Ponics Stone Premium|
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|PONICS STONE™ (PEA STONE)|
|Ponics Stone™ Pea Stone is used for micro-greens and similar leafy crops. Also for geophytes, succulents, cacti. Roughly the size-equivalent of coarse horicultural perlite.
» Size/Grade: Ponics Stone Pea Stone (3/8 - 1/8 inch stones / Hess Grade 3/8 x #8)
|Technical Data Sheet (PDF) for Ponics Stone Pea Stone|
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|PONICS STONE™ (GRANULAR)|
|Ponics Stone™ Granular is ideal for root cuttings and other propagation uses. Stable and grippy; will not over-compact. Roughly the size-equivalent of medium-grade horticultural perlite. Also for geophytes, succulents, cacti.
» Size/Grade: Ponics Stone Granular (1/16 to 1/32 inch stones / Hess Grade #10)
|Technical Data Sheet (PDF) for Ponics Stone Granular|
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