Leca is expanded fired clay designed specifically for bonsai, orchid, flower-growing, horticulture and gardening. Leca does not contain organic substances, does not decompose, and is rot-free and parasite-free. It also does not affect salinity or the pH of growing mediums in which it is used.
Leca, in Peat Moss growing mediums limits excessive water retention, enhances drainage and increases the porosity for air, an essential factor for the proper growth of roots and plants. Ideal for rooting collected wild trees, or “yamadori.”
How to use?
In an average growing medium, use Leca and Peat Moss in a ratio of 70/30 for most trees. For increased water retention or to slow vegetative growth in more mature bonsai trees, increase the quantity of Peat Moss as needed. For collected or “yamadori” trees such as Wild Olives or False Olives, use pure Leca and water as often as necessary to maintain some moisture and promote rampant root growth.
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Bonsai Leca, amazing product! Not only great fot draining, goes perfect wit Akadama. It is magic for my succulents AND cacti. To top it all of... I use it for deco, to bring out the beauty of plants not yet planted in the magnificent Leca and Akadama mix.
Superb item for my cacti & succulents as either drainage in the small pots & to mix with the cactus soil to improve drainage. I also use it as decoration around some of my plants in pots, prevents too much heat reaching the delicate roots.