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Activated Charcoal

$ 12.50

Activated charcoal is our preferred base layer for planting in pots without drainage holes. Sometimes called horticultural charcoal, it is "activated" by processing it at very high temperatures. This increases its absorptive properties, which can help protect plants from over-watering. Charcoal is naturally anti-microbial, with a great capacity to absorb impurities and other toxins, helping protect soil and roots from bacterial and fungal growth. 

Perfect for terrariums, cachepots, and other closed planting vessels and suitable for use with all houseplants! Add a ¼" - ½" layer at the bottom of vessels without drainage holes, and then pot following normal procedure using clean potting soil. Take care not to over-water.

12oz bag, sufficient for use in  3-4 four inch pots or 2-3 six inch pots. Ships in a biodegradable bag. 

Due to customs restrictions, Activated Charcoal cannot be shipped internationally.

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Miranda W.
United States United States
A game changer!

I absolutely LOVE this activated charcoal- I have a couple of planters with no drainage holes, and this stuff is magical for making sure my plants stay happy and not overwatered. I love that the packaging is so eco- friendly, and as with EVERYTHING I have purchased from Pistils so far, it is excellent quality! I have bought two bags so far!

Kelly M.
United States United States
First purchase, loving it!

Had been looking to purchase some activated charcoal and stumbled across Pistils. Great first experience with the company, quick shipping, and looking forward to seeing how the activated charcoal helps my plants!

Shane D.
United States United States
Great Choice

I love Pistil Nursery's charcoal. It's great to add to make any soil drain properly or take care of fungus and bacteria build up. Arrived in good time and a great product!