How to plant in LECHUZA
With LECHUZA you will find your favourite planter:
Whether for indoors or outdoors, for big or small plants – you will find our LECHUZA planters in all shapes, colours and sizes!
How do I pot my plants in
the LECHUZA system?
First: The all-in-one set
All LECHUZA planters arrive as an all-in-one-set. Depending on the model, each set includes your LECHUZA planter, the LECHUZA planter liner and the sub-irrigation system(including the appropriate amount of PON).
The only thing you need to complete the potting process is soil or additional PON (Table planters are the exception: each includes enough PON to plant entirely with the PON and without any soil).
Second: The buffer layer
Pour the included LECHUZA-PON substrate on the separator inside the planter. This is important because it will later allow the plant to supply itself with the optimum amount of water from the planter’s reservoir.
Then, just add some soil or planting substrate LECHUZA PON, place the plant in the planter, and fill it up with soil or PON.
Find out more fascinating facts about the LECHUZA sub-irrigation-system, planting and nurturing tips as well as advantages and features of the planting substrate LECHUZA-PON here.
How do I water and nurture
my plants in a LECHUZA pot?
Water the plants onto the top of soil during the first weeks, until the roots have grown into the water reservoir (“growing-in phase”). During this time, you can check the soil or the LECHUZA-PON substrate just below the surface to see if it’s still moist. If it’s dry, you can water the plant.
Test: After a few weeks you can fill the water reservoir halfway. If the water level indicator goes down in the next few days, the roots have grown into the reservoir. Fill the water reservoir up to “max.”, LECHUZA now takes care of your plants.
Once the level indicator shows, “min.” it is not necessary to water your plant immediately. The substrate is still moist enough to provide water to the plant.
Be careful: Stick to the “dry phase”! It is different with every plant and depends on the following factors: The species and variety of plant, position of the planter, need for air humidity and water, temperature conditions, and substrate requirements. We recommend a dry phase of 2 – 10 days, except with plants like cacti, we suggest a little longer.
When my plant grows,
how can I repot it?
LECHUZA has the right planter for every size – it’s easy to just move your plant! Remove the plant from the planter. If the roots have grown through the bottom of the liner, remove the plant with one strong pull. You can also trim the roots that have grown through the liner. Doing so can also help rejuvenate your plant as it stimulates new root growth. The roots may have completely overgrown the separator. If this is the case, you can remove the entire root ball, including the separator, and repot everything into a LECHUZA planter that is a few sizes bigger.
LECHUZA planter parts
Additional separators for your LECHUZA sub-irrigation-system are available as extra planter parts.
On our online shop you will find the exact planting volume of every LECHUZA planter – so you can find the right size for your plant!