Frequently Asked Questions


What is Leaf?

A. LEAF is a plug-n-plant™ system that automatically grows plants and food and is controlled by your smartphone. Think of it as a beautiful mini fridge that stocks itself with high quality, pesticide free, natural herbs and food.

What plants can I grow with Leaf?

A. You can grow a variety of vegetables and herbs, including wheatgrass, cherry tomatoes, kale, peppers, mint, strawberries, basil spinach, and more. Our grow recipe database gets larger by the day thanks to community contributors and staff growers!

How long is a typical grow cycle?

A. A typical grow cycle is 3-4 months. Depending on strain, grow recipe, and if you started from seed or clone.

How much can I grow with LEAF?

A. On average you will yield 4 ounces of high quality, pesticide free, herbs.

How many plants can LEAF grow inside at one time?

A. LEAF was designed to maximize the potential of one large plant. We recommend growing one at a time to make it easier to manage.

Will there be a locking mechanism?

A. LEAF has a built-in locking mechanism that is controlled from the LEAF app.

What are the dimensions of LEAF?

A. LEAF’s dimensions are currently 24” x 24” x 60”. *Size is still subject to change.

What is included with my LEAF purchase?

A. With your purchase you will receive the LEAF unit and all of its hardware. You will also receive:

  • One batch of nutrients and pH down
  • One carbon filter
  • Air stones
  • Clay pebble (Hydroton) growing media
  • Starter plugs
  • pH and TDS calibration fluids
  • Pruning shears

Purchase & Logistics

Is shipping included?

A. Shipping is not included. Shipping will be calculated based on your location and payment will be collected prior to shipping. We expect shipping to be in $150-$200 range in the USA (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) and Canada.

Do you ship internationally?

A. Initially we will be shipping to the USA and Canada. We are currently working on international distribution partnerships to be able to ship worldwide. If you are interested in becoming an international distributor please fill out this form.

I made email referrals and got a discount, how do I utilize it?

If you successfully referred friends during our email campaign and have received an email about achieving a discount - please be sure to make your purchase using the same email. Your discount will be applied for your balance prior to shipping. For now, a $300 deposit will secure you a LEAF unit!

I hit the 25 referral bonus, what is my surprise bonus?

Thank you for your amazing support! We emailed everyone that hit 25 referrals individually. If you haven’t received an email from us with your surprise, please contact us from the email you signed up with at

Does LEAF come with a warranty?

A. LEAF includes a one-year manufacturer’s warranty.


How much electricity does LEAF use?

A. LEAF will use about $15 - $50 per month in electricity, mainly dependant on how much the air control system needs to work to heat / cool / dehumidify your grow area. In a normal use case, you would spend this much or more just to heat or cool your grow room or tent.

How much water does LEAF use?

A. LEAF uses about 5 gallons of water per week. For comparison, A typical shower uses about 17 gallons of water.

Does the LEAF app work with iOS and Android?

A. LEAF is compatible with iOS (iPhone) and Android.

How do I change the water in LEAF?

A. LEAF has two modes: City and Manual.

B. In City mode, you connect LEAF to your water and sewage (similar to a washing machine) and water is changed automatically when needed.

C. In Manual mode, LEAF has a pump that dumps all the water into a bucket that you can remove easily. When you add new water to the bucket, the pump sucks it in easily.

What maintenance is required when using LEAF?

A. Your LEAF requires very little maintenance. You will need to change the water once a week (in Manual mode), replace the nutrient cartridges and air filter (typically every 3-4 months), and calibrate the sensors once per grow (step by step instructions are provided in the app). As for growing - you will need 5-10 minutes per week to trim your plants.

What is the camera on the unit for?

A. The camera allows users to see how their grow is progressing. It automatically creates time lapse videos for easy viewing and even lets users view a live stream of their grow, or share it with friends.

Can you turn the camera off?

A. You can turn the camera off at any time.

How is LEAF powered?

A. LEAF plugs into a regular wall socket.

Does LEAF have Over the Air updates?

A. From time to time we will update the LEAF firmware and software. All updates are done over the air (wifi connection) and automatically! Your LEAF will continue get better and better!


Do I need seeds or can I grow from seedlings?

A. LEAF allows you to grow from either seed or clone (seedling).

Can I get extra carbon filters for LEAF?

A. Yes. You can purchase additional carbon filters and nutrients directly from us.

How much do supplies cost?

  • Nutrients will cost $39 and Carbon Filter $39 as well.
  • Consumables need to be replenished every growing cycle (every 3 - 4 months).
  • Each consumable package contains a round of nutrients and a carbon filter that reduces the smell.
  • LEAF buyers receive their first consumable package for free with the unit.

Can I use my own nutrients with LEAF?

We recommend using our nutrient packages because we built our nutrient formulas to be great for the plants and also work with the mechanics of the system. You can use your own nutrients but you would need to dose them manually. The reason is certain nutrients will either clog up the tubing (if using organic) or ruin the pumps (if using mineral). We've built the formulas to both be great for the plants but also work with the mechanics of the system.

How long is the drying process?

The LEAF drying process typically takes between two and five days.


Does LEAF require a Wifi connection?

Yes. LEAF will need to have a Wifi connection in order to work properly. If your Wifi network is down for whatever reason, LEAF will work off the last grow recipe that was synced and will not ruin your grow, but will also not optimize the grow over time.

Can I control multiple LEAF units with one app?

Yes. You can connect multiple grow units to one LEAF user (app).

Is the app free?

Yes, the app and any updates to it will always be free!