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 … Read more

Plant Profile: How to Care For…Hoya

Hoya bloom

I’m trying to get into making videos (it’s super hard and I’m a very slow learner) so I thought I’d start with adding my hoya collection video to my Hoya care guide. TURNS OUT I HAVEN’T WRITTEN ONE. So that’s what this is. Where do hoya come from? Hoya are native to several Asian countries, … Read more

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 … Read more

Why Are The Leaves Drooping or Falling Off My Monstera?

There are a variety of reasons why your leaves are falling off your Monstera or it’s looking droopy: The leaves are old The plant has pests The plant is lacking in nutrients The petiole has snapped The plant has root rot The plant is too dry The plant has shock The leaf can’t support itself … Read more

Is Leca Better Than Soil?

No – it’s just different. Leca is cheaper (over time) and is less likely to attract root rot and pest IF YOU DO IT RIGHT. It’s also a hella learning BUT it’s easier to get leca off the carpet compared to soil. I’ve recently started transitioning my plants from potting mix to leca, and it’s…been … Read more