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What is it?

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.

BonsaiBoost is a great, 100% plant organic fertilizer to use along with fast draining growing media such as Leca. It's also one of our top selling products.

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    Bonsai Tree Crushed LECA Review
    03/07/2022

    Crushed Leca

    This is amazing stuff mixed with my there mediums really helps alot thank you

    JP
    Jaun P.
    South Africa South Africa
    Bonsai Tree Crushed LECA Review
    11/15/2019

    LECA review

    So far I've had a really fabulous experience with the Leca. I used it with acadama and pumice in a 1:1:1 ratio and my trees are thriving in it.

    SM
    Stuart M.
    South Africa South Africa
    Bonsai Tree Crushed LECA Review
    09/27/2019

    Bonsai Leca

    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. Bonita.

    BV
    Bonita V.
    South Africa South Africa
    02/14/2023

    Crushed Leca & general purchases

    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.

    CS
    Caroline S.
    South Africa South Africa
    09/23/2022

    Crushed Leca

    It's a pleasure to work with lightweight aggregates and feel sure it will lead to improved root ramification. R.D.

    RD
    Rowan D.
    South Africa South Africa