What is LAVA-LITE made from?

LAVA-LITE is a volcanic stone that has been formed naturally during a volcanic eruption and the aftermath. Unlike Perlite and Vermiculite, it doesn't need to be heat treated further for expansion. All LAVA-LITE products are 100% natural, inert and pH neutral.

I've noticed that my LAVA-LITE stone has discoloured on the top of my plants. Is this normal?

This is completely natural and nothing to worry about. It means the product is doing its job. What is happening is the tannins from the compost used around your plants are being drawn into the LAVA-LITE. Tannins are natural and is what gives tea and autumn leaves their colour. You cannot stop this from happening, however, you can use a soil with less organic material or simply move the LAVA-LITE about and this will help. Adding more fresh LAVA-LITE to the top will also work but only as a temporary measure.

Can I water on top of LAVA-LITE?

Absolutely. The porous nature of LAVA-LITE allows water to flow through it so that it can reach underneath. However, LAVA-LITE also has the ability to retain moisture so that plants can access water when they need to.

Can LAVA-LITE be used on vegetable plants?

Of course. LAVA-LITE can be used on all indoor/outdoor plants. We have tailored our products to make it easier for people to use them for a particular type of horticultural need. LAVA-LITE Hydro-Gro+ works well as a hydroponic grow media for certain vegetables.

I use a liquid feed on my plants. Can I use LAVA-LITE along side the feed?

Yes. LAVA-LITE can be used alongside any feeding regime because of its inert and pH neutral qualities, giving you complete control over your regime. Please be aware that the LAVA-LITE may discolour if the feed has a colour to it.