Expanded Clay or LECA (lightweight expanded clay aggregate) is an excellent growing medium which can be used in aquaponic farming, hydroponic growing systems, and conventional soil-based agriculture too.
Best used in our Hydropot series, but also a suitable medium for use in flood and drain or nutrient film technique hydroponic systems.
Note: Requires an initial wash to rinse clean. Soak for a few hours and stir around before draining.
For more information on growth mediums, check out our blog post on hydroponic growth mediums.
Very easy to use, love that there is no mess! Easy to clean - just rinse in a colander!
This is the first time I’m using this type of product and so far I’ve been happy with the results. The plants are surviving.
Honestly I was a bit skeptical this product, but I really loved it using it with hydro plants and a plant topper to prevent pests does the trick. Would 100% reccommend.
Seem to be helping my orchids and air plants - they are all flowering! The also look great in pots
Still very new with this medium, so far having fun experimenting it as a toper, at the bottom of soils and for hydroponic plants . Will definitely purchase when running low
I really like this growth medium. It is light and inert - excellent for passive hydroponics. Once I washed and soaked the clay balls they worked in wicking pots very well, and so far my plants (African violets, a palm, and propagated spring onions) are very happy. I've been using them for these perennials, but they claim to be able to be successfully re-used for successive annuals also - as long as you clean them carefully between plantings. My house is now 95% potting mix free, and it's bye-bye to the bugs, dirt, and the digging of my curious cat. Very happy.
Great product. Light weight, very clean, insect free & low maintenance. By using clay pebbles it enables the plant roots to breathe as they are not compacted in soil/potting mix. A recommended hydroponic fertiliser is always needed to maintain the health and nourishment of your plant(s).
Great product. Excellent way to grow my indoor plants without soil. Balls are very light and are aesthetically pleasing. Delivered quickly.
Just make sure you wash first! I forgot.... But otherwise amazing!
I am familiar with this product having used it many years ago for indoor plants. Much cleaner to use and free for insects. Easier to maintain plants when using with your pots that have water indicators. I highly recommend clay pebbles as a medium to replace soil.
Like the option to collect. Won’t purchase again since finding places that charge $20 for 20L instead of 5L. Service was great.