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Growing mediums for your Houseplants

There are many ways to grow your houseplants. There is soil, which is the most well-known growing medium to grow houseplants. However, there are also others, like Leca and Vermiculite. You can use these to improve your soil, but also use them on their own to grow your houseplants.

If you're using a growing medium without any soil, you're growing your plants using hydroponics. Hydroponics is a difficult word, but it means this: Growing your plants in a nutrient solution, without using any soil.

I've written a lot about alternative ways to grow your houseplants, without using soil. However, I haven't forgotten about soil, so I've put together some resources to use soil more effectively to keep your houseplants happy.

These are the guides I've collected for you:

  1. Growing your houseplants with Smart Gravel
  2. What is Vermiculite and how can you use it with houseplants?
  3. How to make your soil retain more water?
  4. How to make your soil drain water quickly?
  5. What is Leca and why is it useful for plants?

I've put together a list of all guides that can help you to make better use of a growing medium. This could be about improving soil to fit your plant's needs better or about a growing medium that doesn't have any soil at all.

You can use these resources to find out which growing medium is best for you and your houseplants.

1. Growing your houseplants with Smart Gravel

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Growing your houseplants with Smart Gravel

Semi-hydroponics helps to grow your plants without too much risk of pests or overwatering. Leca is the most well-known growing medium, but there is one that's much easier to use: Smart Gravel. In this plant care guide, we're going to discover what Smart Gravel is and how you can use it to grow your plants.

Read "Growing your houseplants with Smart Gravel"

2. What is Vermiculite and how can you use it with houseplants?

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What is Vermiculite and how can you use it with houseplants?

Vermiculite is a soil-less growing-medium that's perfect to use when propagating your plants or to help your soil retain more moisture. It helps to make your soil a great place to grow new roots and grow more quickly. In this guide we're going to look at what Vermiculite is and how you can use it with your houseplants.

Read "What is Vermiculite and how can you use it with houseplants?"

3. How to make your soil retain more water?

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How to make your soil retain more water?

Moisture-loving plants thrive in soil that's moist most of the time. But how do you make sure your soil is moist without attracting pests or overwatering your plant? In this plant care guide, we're going to look at several ways you can improve the water retention of your soil to help your plants thrive.

Read "How to make your soil retain more water?"

4. How to make your soil drain water quickly?

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How to make your soil drain water quickly?

In this plant care guide we're going to look at ways to improve the drainage in your soil. Good drainage is very important to most house plants, but especially so for plants that love dry soil.

Read "How to make your soil drain water quickly?"

5. What is Leca and why is it useful for plants?

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What is Leca and why is it useful for plants?

Leca stands for Lightweight expanded clay aggregate. In this post, we'll go over why it is useful for growing your plants and what benefits it can offer you and your plants.

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