This mix provides an excellent growing medium for your phalaenopsis orchids, as well as other orchids with thick roots. Chunky orchid (fir) bark makes up the majority of the blend, providing a surface for the roots to grip, and excellent aeration. Sphagnum moss provides additional water retention without sogginess. Charcoal is added to inhibit fungal growth and slow the rate of decomposition of the fir bark. Performs well in the typical home environment (35-60% relative humidity, 18-25°C). Suitable for top watering and soaking.
Fir Bark (50%)
Chopped Sphagnum Moss (20%)
Coarse Perlite (20%)
(30% Sphagnum Moss, 40% Fir Bark)
To increase water retention and promote root growth in dry environments (>35% RH). Sphagnum is also beneficial to maintain moisture in small pots (4" or less).
Pumice +$0.65/L - must add same quantity to cart***
(20% substitution for Perlite)
Pumice offers the same drainage and aeration as perlite, with the added benefit of extra weight for stability. It is also longer lasting due to not being crushable.
*** To add this substitution, select "Pumice (+$0.65/L)" from substitutions drop down menu, and add to cart. Then, visit the cart page to correct the quantity of the product "Pumice Substitution". The quantity of the substitution must match the quantity of Orchid Mix.
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