LECA for Orchids is a new system of planting orchids. It is a proven system that allows you to avoid the dangers of transplanting orchids carelessly from one pot to another. It takes care of the multitude of problems associated with orchids care, such as improper lighting, improper watering, and poor potting materials. Through this method of planting orchids, you can be sure of obtaining healthy, beautiful orchids.
The system is made up of four separate parts, including the LECA soil, a lightweight expanded clay aggregate (expanded clay) that can be used to place on top of your soil or pebbles, a thin layer of pebbles or rocks, a special hook or wire cutter that allows you to easily cut the leca pebbles and rocks, and a special nozzle or syringe that makes it easy to mist the growing medium. The main part of the system is the planting of the orchids. You place one or two pots on top of your soil or pebbles and then put the medium in the pots and gently press it down. This applies the LECA growing medium directly to the roots of the orchid. You can easily do this if you have a greenhouse or a pot that fits into your greenhouse.
The system has another great advantage – the planting of orchids is easier if you use the lightweight expanded clay aggregate instead of loose gravel or rock. This makes it easier for you to plant orchids since you do not have to worry about the pebbles or rocks sinking to the bottom or becoming lost in the layers of your soil. The loose-grained gravels can sometimes become loose and dislodged, which makes it more difficult to plant or remove the orchid from its position. The clay particles, however, are heavy and will stay in place.
The LECA for Orchids system also makes it much easier for you to keep your orchids healthy during the whole growing period. The lightweight expanded clay aggregates are much easier to handle than the loose gravels or stones. Also, they allow you to move pots around without fear of them being blown away or tumbling over. Even when the weather turns cold, you can put your pots in the refrigerator and keep your orchids warm.
One of the greatest advantages of the LECA for Orchids system is that it can be used with a variety of growing mediums. Most orchids are only suited to a light intensity of around four hours. If you use a system that allows you to control light intensity, you can raise the level of light significantly and provide a better environment for your orchids.
When using a LECA for Orchids system, you can move pots from one part of the garden to another as the plant grows. This means you won’t have to wait for the plants to grow to the shape you want. Instead, as the orchid grows, you can transfer the pots to a different location. This will allow you to always have new orchids in your garden even if the orchids are not as thriving as you would like them to be.
When using the LECA for Orchids system, there are two primary pots you can buy. There are larger ones that look more like big vases and they are made of heavy glass or clay materials. There are also smaller ones, usually shaped like small square boxes. These smaller pots will be useful for replanting after a rain. Just remember that larger pots will retain a lot more moisture and can hold a larger orchid than smaller ones.
Once you purchase your LECA for Orchids system, you will need to determine what type of growing medium is right for your orchids. Most people use potting soil with an attached light source for their orchids. Many people also use clay pots that are lightweight but have holes in the bottom to allow air to ventilate the roots of the orchid. If you decide to go with this method of planting, make sure you use proper potting soil and it has been watered before you start planting.