Cleaning the pots
We need 2 pots: a nursery pot with holes and a pot that holds water.
Before use, we need to clean the pots. Use warm water and soap to get any dirt out.
Cleaning the Leca
Before we can use the Leca, we'll need to clean any clay dust off.
Do this by washing it in a bucket of water until the water stays mostly clean.
Preparing your plant
Let's remove our plants from their old pot. If your plant is in soil,
you'll need to clean the soil off the roots until it looks a little like this photo. The goal is to have (mostly) clean roots.
Get your pots ready
We can now start to fill the pot with clean Leca. Place the nursery pot with holes inside the water holding pot.
This way you don't lose small balls through the holes.
Add a base layer of Leca
Let's add a base layer of Leca. This makes sure your plants aren't sitting in water when we're watering it.
Roots that sit in water will be at risk of getting root rot.
Plant your plant in Leca
After the base layer, we can put the plants in the pot.
You need to add Leca around the plants to keep them stable and help them stand up on their own.
Water your plant
After planting the Alocasia Zebrina in Leca, we need to water it.
Do this by adding water + hydroponics fertilizer in the water-holding pot. Don't go past the base layer from earlier.
And that's how you do it!
We've successfully planted an Alocasia Zebrina in Leca!
Leca is very versatile, so you can use it for many different plants. Using other plants is similar to this story.