Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums

The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!

  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"

Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.

YES! I want to register an account for free right now!

Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Results 1 to 3 of 3

Soaking Leca.

This is a discussion on Soaking Leca. within the Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have found recently that soaking the leca in boiling water really speeds up the ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    uncasteeb's Avatar
    uncasteeb is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2004

    Default Soaking Leca.

    I have found recently that soaking the leca in boiling water really speeds up the time that is needed to get it fully hydrated.
    Pour the boiling water on & listen to it fizz.
    Will also help to kill off any nasties in the leca as well.

  2. #2
    RSJ is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    WA State


    I did this the other day after seeing your post when I had to unexpectedly move a phal up without time to presoak more than a couple minutes. Wow, I've never heard such Snap, Crackle, Pop, even in Rice Crispies!

    Also seems like it would help eliminate any mineral residue if you reuse the pellets, since that boiling water will dissolve it pretty quick.


  3. #3
    Tanya's Avatar
    Tanya is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Loventana Lo
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Too many to mention
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Hong Kong
    Member's Country Flag


    I'm going to try it next time I repot in s/h. Thanks for sharing the info, Unca.

Similar Threads

  1. Max time for seeds soaking in sucrose water?
    By doodlekitty in forum Flasking Equipment & Technique
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: December 3rd, 2008, 02:59 PM
  2. soaking questions
    By WolfinKW in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: August 11th, 2005, 08:44 PM
  3. Cloudy soaking water
    By mrBreeze in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: March 29th, 2005, 06:09 AM
  4. soaking before repotting
    By Cinderella in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: August 26th, 2004, 12:17 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.