Clay beads

The clay balls according to, your online horticultural adviser. presents you on its vast online catalog, all the expanded clay pebbles, in its department Substrates. Indeed, available in the category Coco - Clay - Perlite, the expanded clay balls are specifically elaborated for the soilless culture, thehydroponics. Also, because of their structures, the clay balls are also used tooptimize the drain of a growing medium with high water retention. On, clay balls are distributed by brands with a solid reputation in the world of growshops, such as Euro Pebbles from Plagron hydro Mix from Platinium Soils, Hydrocorn from Gold Label...

Euro Pebbles by Plagron Hydro Mix by Platinium Soil Hydrocorn by Gold Label

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What are the properties of the expanded clay balls, according to

Very appreciated in the gardening world, the clay balls come from clay which, in its natural state, is hydrated and kneaded, to obtain small balls. These are then placed in kilns at high temperatures (over 1,000°C) and thus obtain their final structure. From there, the balls of expanded clay of the trade show a solid, slightly crumbly, ovoid and irregular aspect. In the trade of the garden center, the expanded clay balls are presented in variable granulometries from 1 to 20 mm.

At, the general granulometry of the various references of clay balls is 8 / 16 mm. In addition, the expanded clay balls are characterized by an aerated structure, with hydrophilic and water repellent properties. In fact, the nutrient solution simply runs off the surface of the clay balls, which remains impermeable. Expanded clay balls are also very appreciated for their rot-proof and recyclable qualities (after sterilization and buffering).

To conclude, the clay balls have the particularity of being sterile, inert, without nutritive element.

What are the uses of clay balls in a culture, according to

Used in various fields, such as construction, expanded clay balls are widely used in thehorticultural sector, as a substrate in its own right or as a drainage complement to any growing medium, such as potting soil or coconut fiber. Fully affordable for both novice and experienced growers, clay balls are very popular as the sole substrate for hydroponics and aquaponics. In the context of a culture on potting soils or coconut fiber, clay balls can be mixed with these substrates in order to increase their drainage powers and thus optimize the air/water ratio provided to the roots of the plants.

On the other hand, clay balls can also be used as a mulch on a substrate, in order to obtain a porous cover with greenhouse effects and then create an accentuated water retention of the growing medium., your online horticultural advisor.