LECHUZA planters and furniture are manufactured and painted at our environmentally-certified production site in Dietenhofen, Germany, to the highest production standards.
The LECHUZA sub-irrigation-system
How to Plant in LECHUZA
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The plant substrate LECHUZA-PON

The plant substrate LECHUZA-PON

LECHUZA-PON is the non-organic plant substrate by LECHUZA for indoor and outdoor plants and is the perfect alternative to soil.

PON is suitable for all plants, even orchids and citrus plants!

PON is perfect for LECHUZA planters!

LECHUZA-PON can be used for indoors and outdoors.

LECHUZA consists of:

Zeolite, German washed pumice, German, light Lava and a fully coated premium quality fertilizer. PON is free from contamination and pollutants.

Easy planting:

When repotting, the root ball doesn't have to be completely free from soil - just remove as much as possible without damaging the plant. Insert the plant and make sure that it is covered with at least 1-2 cm above the root ball - that's how the LECHUZA substrate can reach its full capillary potential.
LECHUZA-PON substrate in the practical 25 litre bucket container
6 litre plant substrate LECHUZA-PON
12 litre plant substrate LECHUZA-PON
25 litre plant substrate LECHUZA-PON in the practical bucket container
15 litres plant substrate LECHUZA TERRAPON

The LECHUZA-PON advantages

LECHUZA-PON has the optimal air/water ratio for plants of 45 % water/55% air.
Lasts for years: LECHUZA-PON is structurally-stable and does not condense.
No dirt when planting: LECHUZA-PON is free-flowing!
PON protects: Plants set in the substrate have a higher cold hardiness in the winter!
Nutrient and water storage: LECHUZA-PON is like a buffer that absorbs excess fertilizer and gives it back to the plant when needed - fertilizing errors are balanced.
Placing a layer of LECHUZA-PON in the planter CUBICO
The zeolite is anti fungal and a natural odour absorber.
LECHUZA-PON has continuous capillary action, drawing water up to the planter's surface!
The Lava in the PON permanently supplies your plant with iron.
The PON maintains the ideal pH balance in your LECHUZA planter to allow for healthy plant growth.
Adjusted bulk weight: your plants are firmly supported in the planter; the outdoor planters stand firmly in all weathers.

Advantages to soil

PON maintains the ideal pH balance.
Soil condenses: roots die more easily and develop a strong odour.
Soil is easily flushed out into the water reservoir.
Soil dries up at the top, while it stays moist at the bottom - PON guarantees a balanced distribution!
PON minimizes the danger of fungus and pest infestation - suited for people who suffer from allergies.
Soil has to be renewed regularly - PON can be used indefinately!

Advantages to hydroponics

In hydroponics the roots are placed in the water: odours are accumulating.
Plants in hydroponics tend to grow uncontrollably in length.
PON stores also nutrients, not only water!
Vital iron flocculates as the ph balance is too high in hydroponics.
The root ball has to be entirely free from soil - 25 % of all plants will not survive this.
In PON your plants are firmly supported!

TERRAPON - plant substrate
with high quality peat

Two balcony boxes by LECHUZA. BALCONERA Color 50 in pistachio.
You don't want to go without soil? TERRAPON is the peat alternative to PON.
TERRAPON is a combination of humus, high quality peat, the mineral components washed pumice and expanded clay as well as a fertilizer.
The permeable consistency of TERRAPON lets air and water circulate in an optimum way.
TERRAPON contains clay, which is a natural water reservoir and guarantees the regular supply of the plants.
The plant substrate LECHUZA TERRAPON

The PON calculator

The PON Calculator tells you, how much PON you need.

When you have chosen a planter and would like to have the matching amount of LECHUZA-PON, just go to the cart and let the right amount of PON be calculated for your LECHUZA planter.
  1. Just select the button for PON or TERRAPON.
  2. Then click on the Button "PON Calculator".
  3. Put the PON in the Cart.
The PON Calculator tells you the amount of PON you need for your planter.

Watch the PON Calculator here

The PON Calculator tells you the amount of PON you need for your planter.

The premium fertilizer by LECHUZA

The LECHUZA fertiliser is a professional mineral, fully coated fertiliser with time control.

The coating is heat sensitive and adjusts the nutrient supply depending on the temperature and the needs of the plant.

The coating is purely organic and breaks down without leaving any residue in the planter. The LECHUZA fertiliser is a mixed and NPK fertiliser.
The professional, mineral, fully coated fertiliser by LECHUZA.
That's how it works:
The nutrients release through the coating into the water reservoir and the substrate - when there is an optimal nutrient distribution, nothing is released until the nutrient level falls again. Over-fertilisation is not possible!

The fertiliser lasts on average 6 months, in which it is released consistently.

The LECHUZA fertiliser advantages

LECHUZA CUBICO Color 30 in white
The LECHUZA fertiliser perfectly adjusts to the nutrient supply of all plants.

Over-fertilisation is not possible.

Controlled and consistent release of fertiliser.
It is is odourless, as it is purely mineral. The coating is purely organic and breaks down without leaving any residue.

Herbs, fruit and vegetables that are fed with the LECHUZA fertiliser are safe to eat.