You can grow your plants in a variety of different growing mediums, including Leca.
Leca are little baked clay balls that soak up moisture.
You can use them as a growing medium for your plants.
You can mix them with soil, but you can also grow your plants with only Leca.
You can grow a lot of plants in Leca, but not all of them.
On this page, you'll find all kinds of plants that we've grown with Leca already.
For each of these plants you can read a guide about growing that plant in Leca.
These guides will tell you more about moving your plant from growing in soil to growing in Leca.
If you're looking for other plants, including those that you can't grow in Leca, you can have a look at all plants we've written about. There we'll show you everything we know about all kinds of plants, including those plants that you can only grow in soil.
Frequently asked questions
Can an Alocasia Zebrina grow in Leca?
Yes, Leca is a great way to grow an Alocasia Zebrina without risking overwatering your plant.
Can any Alocasia plant grow in Leca?
Yes, any Alocasia plant can grow in Leca. The Leca helps to water the plant properly and as long as you add hydroponics fertilizer to the water when you water your plant, it'll be happy and healthy.
When is the right time to repot an Alocasia Zebrina?
It's the right time to repot your Alocasia Zebrina when the roots are starting to come out of the bottom. This means that the roots and gone everywhere inside of the pot and there is only one way out: the bottom.
Is it difficult to repot an Alocasia Zebrina?
It doesn't have to be difficult to repot an Alocasia Zebrina. If you're only looking to move the plant to a bigger pot, it's very easy to repot this plant. If you want to separate multiple plants into multiple pots, it's a little more difficult, because the Alocasia Zebrina roots will be tangled in the soil.
How do you propagate an Alocasia Zebrina?
You can propagate an Alocasia Zebrina through propagation by division. This means that you can take the bulbs off of the roots of the parent plant and grow them to small plants separately.
How often should I water my Alocasia Zebrina?
It's time to water the Alocasia Zebrina when the leaves start to droop down. This is a sign that the stems aren't full of water anymore. When the stems are full, the leaves will be raised again.
Do I need to mist my Alocasia Zebrina every day?
Alocasia Zebrinas love humidity. One way of achieving this is misting the big leaves daily. However, if you have other measures in place to keep the humidity high (above 60%), you won't have to mist the leaves daily.
Should I rotate my Alocasia Zebrina?
Alocasia Zebrinas grow towards the light. To avoid the plant growing to one side you can rotate it 90 degrees every day to keep the plant straight.
Can you propagate a Sansevieria in water?
Yes, you can propagate your Sansevieria cuttings in water to help them grow roots. When there are roots, you can plant it in soil or any other growing medium.
Can you propagate a Sansevieria in Leca?
Leca is the easiest way to propagate your Sansevieria cutting. The consistent watering that Leca does helps you to avoid any watering issues and rotting.
Can you propagate Sansevieria leaves?
You can propagate Sansevieria leaves by carefully cutting them off the parent plant and letting them dry for 2 days. After these two days you can put it in water, soil or Leca.
Can a Sansevieria grow in Leca?
Yes. The Leca helps to water the Sansevieria very consistently. It'll water the plant as much as it needs and not more.
Will growing a Sansevieria in Leca overwater the plant?
Growing a Sansevieria in Leca won't overwater the plant. Leca is designed to soak up the water and allow for the plant to absorb moisture as it needs it. This means you're not overwatering or drowning your plant when growing it in Leca.
Can a sansevieria survive in dark areas?
Sansevierias can survive in any kind of light exposure, including dark areas. The only difference is that your snake plant won't grow when it's in a dark place. It'll only do this in lighter areas.
Can sansevieria be in direct sunlight?
Sansevierias can be in any kind of light exposure, including direct sunlight. The only thing you'll have to keep in mind is that you'll need to water your snake plant more often when it's exposed to direct sunlight.
Does a sansevieria need to be fertilized?
A sansevieria does not need to be fertilized at all. It's a very slow growing plant and is very energy efficient.
Can houseplants grow in darker places indoors?
Yes, there are quite a few plants which prefer darker places in your house. These plants don't like to be exposed to too much sunlight, as they're sensitive to sunburns.
Can you grow a Sansevieria in a dark place?
Yes, you can! Sansevierias grow much more quickly in bright areas and will slow down their growth to a halt in darker areas. It won't harm your plant to keep it in a darker place, but it will slow down its growth a lot.
Can you grow a ZZ plant in a dark place?
Yes, you can! A ZZ plant grows much more quickly in bright areas and will slow down their growth to a halt in darker areas. It won't harm your plant to keep it in a darker place, but it will slow down its growth a lot.
When should I repot a spider plant?
You should repot a spider plant when it's roots have taken over the pot and start to grow out of the bottom of your pot. This is a sign they have no place in the pot any more.
When can I propagate a spider plant sprout?
You can propagate a spider plant sprout when it's roots are at least 1.5 cm (half an inch). At this size, the roots are able to absorb enough nutrients to be able to feed the plant and keep it alive.
Why is my spider plant getting brown leaves?
When your spider plant is getting brown leaves, it's getting too much water and it's dying. The best thing to do in this case it to let the soil dry out completely and then water your plant again.
Why are my spider plant's leaves turning light green?
When your spider plant's leaves are turning light green it could mean two things: It's getting too much sunlight or it needs more water. If the soil is dry, make sure to water your spider plant and if the plant is in a very bright spot, move it to a darker spot.
How much light does a spider plant need?
A spider plant needs bright and indirect light. Direct sunlight will make the leaves fade and this could dry the plant out too quickly. If you put the spider plant in a dark corner, it's leaves will turn yellow and could die soon after.
Can a Monstera grow in Leca?
A Monstera is a perfect plant to grow in Leca, because it's quite sensitive to overwatering and Leca helps you to avoid overwatering your plants. When you're water propagating your Monstera, it's easy to create root rot because the roots can't breathe under water. Leca helps to provide the moisture and the oxygen, so the roots stay healthy.
How often should I water a Monstera in Leca?
You should water your Monstera in Leca when the Leca is no longer able to absorb new water from the pot. This is when you should add more water to the pot, until the water touches the Leca again. This is usually once every 14 days, but depends on how much Leca you're using and how big the pot is.
How much light does a Monstera need?
A Monstera loves a lot of bright indirect light, but can tolerate low-light situations. Direct light could burn the leaves and too little light could make the leaves turn yellow.
When do you water a Monstera?
You should water a Monstera when the soil is dry at the top. Don't let the soil dry out too much, because this could result in brown and crispy edges on the leaves.
What kind of soil do I use for a monstera?
You should use well-draining soil for your Monstera. The soil should retain a little bit of moisture, but not so much that the soil is wet.
Can you grow a Philodendron Birkin in Leca?
The Philodendron Birkin is a plant that likes to dry out before being watered again, which makes it a great plant for growing in Leca. The Philodendron Birkin thrives when you plant it in Leca.
How often do you water a Philodendron Birkin in Leca?
You have to water your Philodendron Birkin in Leca when the Leca can no longer absorb the water that's sitting at the bottom of the pot. Depending on the size of the pot this is once every 7-14 days.
Is the Philodendron Birkin toxic for pets?
Yes, like many other tropical plants, the Philodendron is toxic for pets and humans. So make sure to keep this plant away from your cats, dogs, and small children.
How much sunlight does a Philodendron Birkin need?
The Philodendron Birkin needs bright indirect sunlight. It doesn't do well in low-light situations, because it's beautiful leaves will turn dark green. It can't survive in direct sunlight, because it will get sunburns quite easily.
Why are the leaves Philodendron Birkin white?
When your Philodendron Birkin has completely white leaves, it is because these leaves are brand new. Its leaves become greener over time. The go from completely white to striped white and on green to completely dark green.
How do you make soil retain more water?
You can add a few ingredients to your soil to improve water retention: vermiculite, sphagnum (peat) moss, and coconut coir.
What is vermiculite?
Vermiculite is a naturally occurring mineral that's heated until it expands and forms into lightweight particles. It's a material that's naturally resistant to mold and other diseases and can hold a lot of moisture.
How can you use Sphagnum moss with houseplants?
Sphagnum moss retains a lot of moisture, so you can mix it with soil to keep it moist for longer. This helps your moisture-loving plants thrive.
Can you grow a Begonia Maculata in Leca?
Yes, you can grow a Begonia Maculata in Leca. It's an easy-going plant and by planting it in Leca, you make watering the plant easier on yourself.
How often should you water a Begonia Maculata?
You should water a Begonia Maculata when the soil is dry, this is usually once per week in the growing season (spring and summer) and once every two weeks in the dormant season (autumn/fall and winter).
Does a Begonia Maculata produce flowers?
Yes, the Begonia Maculata produces flowers when it has enough space nutrients to be able to grow flowers. You can achieve this by fertilizing your Begonia.
Is a Begonia Maculata toxic to pets?
The Begonia Maculata is mildy toxic to cats and dogs, so it's best to keep it out of reach. It's safe to keep around small children though.
Is a Philodendron poisonous to pets?
Yes, a Philodendron can cause harm to your pets if they've chewed on your plant. Watch out for these symptoms: hypersalivation, abdominal pain, vomiting, swelling of the pharynx, and difficulty swallowing. When you notice these, call your vet.
How quickly does a Philodendron grow?
Philodendron plants are very quick growing plants. Its vines can grow up to 10 cm per week if it's in the growing season.
How much light does a Philodendron need?
Your philodendron is quite a versatile plant because it can thrive in varying light levels. However, the perfect light for the philodendron should resemble the light exposure it gets in nature: bright and indirect sunlight.
How much sunlight does a ZZ plant need?
ZZ plants thrive in darker places in your house. So you can put them in a room that doesn't get a lot of natural light. Keep these plants out of bright spots, because this will result in dark spots on your ZZ plant.
How much do you water a ZZ plant?
You should water the ZZ plant about once per month. The Zamioculcas Zamiifolia stores a lot of moisture in its stems and is very sensitive to overwatering. Watering it once per month will make sure that it doesn't get overwatered.
Do you need to fertilize a ZZ plant?
You can fertilize a ZZ plant to help it grow more quickly in the spring. However, you don't need to fertilize these plants as they're very slow growers.
Why are my Golden Pothos leaves getting brown spots?
Brown spots could be due to too much sunlight or overwatering. When your Golden Pothos gets too much sunlight it might get brown sunburns. When it gets too much water, the variegated spots could turn brown.
How often do I need to water my Golden Pothos?
It's important to keep the soil moist at all times for a Golden Pothos, so in the summer you should water around once per week if you notice the soil is getting a little dry. In the winter it's best to do this once every two weeks.
How much sunlight does a Golden Pothos need?
A Golden Pothos prefers bright indirect sunlight, but can also tolerate low-light environements. It's very sensitive to direct sunlight and this could burn its leaves.
Can you mix Leca with soil?
You can mix Leca with soil to improve the drainage of your soil. By adding Leca, you're adding particles to your soil that absorb less moisture than the soil and allowing oxygen to get to your plant's roots.
What is the difference between Perlite and Pumice?
Perlite and Pumice are both vulcanic material. The difference between Pumice and Perlite is that Pumice is harder and can maintain the structure of your soil much better. This means it can prevent your soil from compacting over time.
What is the best light for a Syngonium?
The best type of sunlight exposure for a Syngonium is bright indirect sunlight. It loves a bright a warm spot, but doesn't tolerate direct sunlight very well.
How often should you water a Syngonium?
You should water your Syngonium when the top inch (2.5cm) is dry. On average this is around once per week in the spring and summer and once every 10-14 days in the fall and winter.
How often should you fertilize a Syngonium?
You should fertilize your Syngonium once every 14 days in the spring and summer and not at all during the fall and winter. This helps your Syngonium to stay healthy throughout the year.
What is the best light for an Alocasia Polly?
The best light for an Alocasia Polly is bright indirect sunlight. It loves bright places, but doesn't tolerate direct sunlight for too long.
How often should you water an Alocasia Polly?
You should water an Alocasia Polly about once every two weeks, but that depends on the season. It's best to check the weight of your plant. If it's light, water it.
Is an Alocasia Polly toxic to pets?
Yes, an Alocasia Polly is toxic to pets, both cats and dogs and people. So keep it out of reach of your pets and small children.
How often should you water the Orchid?
The Orchid thrives when it dries out in between waterings. On average, you should water your Orchid once per week. This helps it to dry out for a few days before you water it again.
How much sunlight does the Orchid need?
The Orchid loves bright and direct sunlight. You can help your Orchid by giving it the brightest spot in your house where it gets a lot of direct sunlight exposure.
What is the best soil for the Orchid?
Your Orchid grows best in wood chips, rather than soil. You can also plant your Orchid in Leca, which helps to drain the moisture quickly and prevent root rot.