How to propagate plants in LECA

Propagating plants in leca is, in my experience, a little bit easier than propagating in just plain water. The stem of the plant isn’t sitting in water, so stem rot can be staved off for longer. It’s not completely rot-proof – the stem will be touching the leca, which will be damp, but it’s not, …

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How often should You Water Plants In LECA?

One of the main advantages of using leca over soil is that you can look at the reservoir, see if it’s empty (or not) and water accordingly. Once the water in the reservoir is gone, add more. If there’s still some in leave it. BUT YOU DON’T HAVE TO WAIT TILL IT’S EMPTY. With plants …

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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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