Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate (LECA).
I've been wanting to try this for a planting material for CP's for a long time. I never knew where to get any.
Well on Friday I was doing some errands and stopped in a local nursery because I wanted to get a few pots, which they no longer carry the kind I like.
I noticed the parking lot was a lot fuller then usual. I walked inside and thought man there's a lot of people in here, and since when did they carry so many orchids.
They where having an orchid show this weekend. I was looking all around at the different vendors and a gentleman their had bags and boxes of the Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate.
I went back today (Saturday) with the wife, she likes orchids, and ended up buying a box to try out with the CP's. Also took some pics of some of the plants.
The main thing I will use the clay for is filler on the bottom of my mini-bogs. I will also try some plants completely in the media and see how they do.
A very small sampling of orchids:
If I had room to grow them, I would have left with several.... I got rid of all but one of the orchids I used to grow.