How to Grow Orchids In LECA

Just a wee disclaimer before kick off – I’m mainly talking about Phalaenopsis here. There are a LOT of different types of orchids, and most of the ones we get in the houseplant hobby will do fine in leca, but Phalaenopsis tend to be the most common. Also, this is a whistle-stop tour of keeping …

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How to Stop Root Rot In LECA

One of the main reasons people switch to from soil to semi-hydroponics/LECA is due to the ease of watering. Working out when to water is difficult enough to work out, but when you have a LOT of plants it becomes a military operation ESPECIALLY if you have to fit all of your plant care into …

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This is How You Can Use Leca And Soil Together

Yes, you can use soil and leca together. Leca can be used as an alternative to perlite as it can add aeration to the soil and holds water. What is leca? Leca is an acronym, I just hate typing LECA and I’m lazy. I have a full article about what leca is and why we …

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How to Grow Calathea In LECA

Yes, Calathea live can live perfectly happily (at least, for a Calathea) in LECA. IN FACT if you’re a bit on the lazy side, like I am, LECA might be the preferred substrate, because you don’t need to worry about accidentally letting them dry out to a husk when you turn your back on them …

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Pots For Semi-Hydroponic Houseplants

Switching to leca is so exciting when you’re in the research stage. It’s all promises of no pests, watering schedules, and cheap potting mix. And then reality hits. Even if we disregard the massive ballache that is the actual transferring of the plants AND the pita that is mixing the nutrient solution and making sure …

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