Some uses for SumiBall products

SumiSoil   SumiSoil the next-generation soil replacer
Ideal for seeds and cuttings, bulbs, hanging baskets, top dressing, bottle gardens, terrariums, mulching
AquaSumi   AquaSumi for clear and healthy aquatics
Use in ponds and water features, rain water harvesting systems,
SumiSubstrate   SumiSubstrate active carbon
Substrate filtration for tropical and cold-water fish, amphibians, reptiles
SumiCat   SumiCat odour-free cat litter
Simply mix with existing litters, for all domestic pets
SumiPure   SumiPure for healthier homes
Use in attractive displays like pot pourri or as a local deodoriser
SumiBloom   SumiBloom for longer lasting flowers
Display beads for all floral arrangements

About SumiBall

SumiBall is made with high-grade organic charcoal, made from sustainable sources of Japanese Cypress and Cedar harvested during essential forestry management. The charcoal is encased in a honeycomb ceramic shell, available in a variety of colours including natural, peach, terracotta, chalk, black and pastel blue, which can be used alone or in combination to make attractive and creative displays.

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How it works

Just like a water filter in your home, the active core of each Sumi traps unwanted bacteria which cause unsightly algae, unpleasant odours and plant disease. SumiBall is made with high-grade activated charcoal from sustainable sources of cedar and cypress, recognised as a highly effective anti-bacterial filter. The charcoal traps compounds such as formaldehyde and ammonia in a complex microscopic lattice, reduces acidity to a pH of around 6.5, and absorbs liquid to approximately 70% of its volume for slow release direct to roots. SumiBall has a ceramic shell for easy handling, and the shape increases both growing space and oxygenation.


The active Sumi charcoal fights bacteria and increases oxygen levels and maintains
high humidity around roots and stems;

  • Promotes strong and healthy growth in garden and house plants
  • Controls odours from standing water in vase
  • Cuttings and seeds thrive
  • Cut flowers open sooner and last longer
  • Vases stay clean longer by reducing algae

Water retention allows reduced watering frequency;

  • Protects against drought conditions
  • Removes effect of fertiliser and nutrients leeching away
  • Reduces impact of ‘feast and famine’ watering by steady release of water

The ceramic shell ensures easy maintenance

  • Long life – can be reused multiple times
  • Cleaner and much easier to handle than horticultural charcoal

Environmentally sustainable – SumiBall is made from trees felled during natural forestry management.

SumiBall is an attractive product for display with plants and cut flowers – especially in
clear containers.