Leca Clay Balls


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From $12.00 NZDincl GST

Explore the versatility of LECA (Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate) or Hydro Clay balls to elevate your planting experience. This versatile product, with its neutral pH value and origin from the Netherlands, offers various options for use, including in hydroponic and semi-hydroponic setups. The unique wicking action and porous structure of LECA ensure that your plant roots enjoy optimal access to both air and water.

Enhance your plants by grabbing a bag of LECA to incorporate into your regular potting mixes as a soil amendment for that perfect chunky texture. Alternatively, use it independently as an ideal substrate and efficient plant propagation.

Choose from convenient sizes: 2L and 4L bags.

Benefits of LECA:

  • When combined with other growing mediums like soil and peat, it improves drainage, water retention, and oxygen levels, promoting robust root growth.
  • Environmentally friendly and reusable, reducing the risk of pests and diseases.
  • Optimal water retention and drainage: LECA's porous structure efficiently holds the right amount of water while ensuring excess water drains, preventing overwatering and fostering strong root systems.
  • Reduced weekly maintenance, as plants require less frequent watering.

Tips & Tricks:

Before using LECA, ensure thorough washing until the water runs mostly clear to remove any clay dust. Avoid rinsing LECA in your sink to prevent clogging; it's recommended to do this outside. For additional benefits, soak the LECA in water for 24 hours before use. Elevate your gardening game with LECA!