Lightweight terrarium drainage layer
Leca, drainage substrate for terrariums and houseplants
Terrarium layering for drainage
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Leca, or Lightweight Expanding Clay Aggregate is an exceptional option when crafting your very own terrarium. It's also a popular medium for potted plants and hydroponics.


  • A high amount of drainage yet retains water enough to return to roots when needed.
  • Lightweight (protects the glass and makes moving easier)
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Incredibly durable under pressure
  • Promotes aeration within your ecosystem
  • Does not rot or decompose over time
  • Popular alternative growing medium
  • Ideal for hydroponics

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So, What Does What?

Each layer serves a purpose.

Leca, sand and gravel can function as drainage elements and top-level decoration.

Activated charcoal absorbs harmful toxins and chemicals that may find their way into your ecosystem.

And finally, substrates provide nutrition, nutrient delivery, water retention and aeration - to make your ecosystem whole.

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We'll always use biodegradable, recycled or recyclable packaging wherever possible. The only plastic you'll find is reused and reusable.

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