The Ultimate Guide to Using LECA for House Plants

It’s taken a while for this guide to put together. Not the article itself (I mean, it could take a while. I haven’t written it yet. This is only sentence three), but actually learning enough about LECA to produce content that’s actually useful. A lot of LECA content out there is a bit overwhelming. I …

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Which House Plants Like Leca?

THEORETICALLY there’s no reason that all plants couldn’t be kept in leca. But of course, anything house plant-related is rarely that straight forward… Can you put succulents and cacti in leca? Before I learned how growing plants in a semi-hydroponic system worked, I assumed that you couldn’t grow succulents that way. They’d rot, surely? Buuuut, …

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Does Leca Prevent Pests?

No, but it can basically eliminate some, and make others easier to manage. The main reason I started researching switching to a semi-hydroponic system was the thrips on my Thai Constellation. I’m a naturally frugal person that gets stressed and overwhelmed easily, so I couldn’t let my nearly £100 plant die. I KNOW that a …

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Why Use LECA? 9 Benefits Of Growing House Plants In Semi-hydro

Leca is environmentally friendly Growing plants in semi-hydroponics saves water Semi-hydro is easier to schedule Leca is less messy than soil Fungus gnats can’t thrive in leca Fertilising is more effective You can more accurately control pH You can keep plants in smaller pots It can be cheaper than soil Growing plants in semi-hydro/Leca isn’t …

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What is LECA?

I’m going to start by explaining my choice to not capitalise Leca. Er, I don’t want to, and it looks a bit aggressive. That’s it really. If you’re wondering why I’ve suddenly starting banging on about leca and semi-hydro etc etc recently, it’s because I started getting into it during the summer when I was …

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