LECA is a popular soil alternative that is ideal for protecting against root rot and soil-borne pests. This soil-less growing medium is suitable for growing certain types of plants like pothos, monstera, scindapsus, and orchids. LECA also makes a great option for propagating plants.
Using LECA: thoroughly clean the roots of your plants before transitioning to LECA. It is important that no soil is left behind. Your plant may lose some roots as it adapts to LECA because it grows different roots for soil growth as opposed to hydroponic growth. Be prepared to change the water frequently as your plant adapts, and remove any roots that begin to rot. Transitioning to LECA can take several weeks, and not all plants adapt well. LECA does not contain any nutrients, so be sure to fertilize lightly with a balanced fertilizer with every second watering.