Hydro Clay Balls (LECA)
Hydro Clay Balls (LECA)
Hydro Clay Balls (LECA)
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Hydro Clay Balls (LECA)

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LECA is an acronym that stands for Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate and is a great potting medium that can be added into your regular potting mix to help make it more chunky or it can be used alone and is perfect for plant propagation.
Clay Balls are also known as Clay Pebbles, Hydro Balls, Hydroton balls or Leca Balls.

- 8 to 16mm pebbles
- Neutral pH value
- Country of origin: The Netherlands

Benefits of using LECA

  • Blended with other growing mediums such as soil and peat, it can improve drainage, retain water and provide roots with increased oxygen levels promoting very vigorous growth.
  • Re-usable & environmentally friendly
  • Reduced risk of pests & diseases 
  • Good for water retention & drainage. LECA is filled with tiny pores. It holds the perfect amount of water and drains any excess to prevent overwatering. This promotes strong root systems.
  • Less weekly maintenance, as you won't have to water your plants as often.

Tips & Tricks

Before using the LECA, we recommend you do a few things first:

- Wash the LECA thoroughly until the water runs mostly clear to wash off any of the clay dust. Do not rinse LECA in your sink as this may clog it. It's recommended that you do this outside.

- Soak the LECA in water for 24hrs before use.

Available in 2L, 10L 20L & 40L. Also available in 1.5L box while stocks last. Contents may settle in transit.

Our Hydro Clay Balls 2L comes in a handy resealable waterproof paper pouch and 10 litres & up is packed in a clear plastic bag.

Please note:

Volumes larger than 20L may incur extra shipping fees due to size & weight.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Jan Riley
Moth orchids

The clay balls are perfect for these plants and aesthetically so cool.

Kayla Grant
Amazing, nice packaging and easy to use!

Very good. The packaging is very good. The product is equally good. Very easy to use!

Rebecca Norgate
Leca clay balls

Other than my bag splitting open and spilling everywhere the product is great thanks

Heya! Thanks for your feedback! I am happy to let you know we now have very sturdy & resealable bags, which don't have this issue!

Victoria Pond
Great for orchids

I've been having such trouble keeping an orchid healthy. I've tried different kinds of bark and pots, but it always ends up over watered or underwatered. The clay balls have solved this and it's looking a lot better than it did before.

Karen Antica
Great for propagating!

Super fast shipping, great prices. Definitely recommend shopping here