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Sun Bulb 5002 Better-Gro Special Orchid Mix, 8 Quarts

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  • Special orchid mix
  • It is a rich mixture of western fir bark, hardwood charcoal, and sponge rock to ensure healthy and long-lasting plants
  • It is a multi-purpose mixture that is appropriate for all epiphytic orchids
  • Provides your orchids with the drainage, air flow, and root ventilation they find and thrive on in nature
  • Should be used when re-potting your orchid, at least every 12-18 months or as needed to support healthy growth
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  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005OK9KRK
  • Item model number: 5002
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,392 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)

Product Description

Better-gro special orchid mix is a multi purpose potting mixture for growing cattleyas, phalaenopsis, dendrobiums, paphiopedilums, oncidiums and all epiphytic orchids. The extreme versatility of better gro special orchid mix, makes it the clear choice for orchid hobbyists, small orchid collections and professional growers. It is a dynamic combination of western fir bark, hardwood charcoal, and sponge rock that has been specifically formulated by a team of highly trained orchid growers. Better-gro special orchid mix promotes healthy, strong growth by providing superior drainage, allowing for proper root ventilation. This product weight 8 quarts.


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Customer Reviews

Product came in timely fashion and worked for our purpose.
Janny
Great mix for my orchid, though it was a bit tough transplanting it into a new pot.
Mishi Mo
This mix has charcoal and chunky perlite for good aeration of the roots.
Paula

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Deborah K. Anderson on June 3, 2012
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I grow about a dozen+ orchids in my living & dining room windows. I like the texture of this brand; it's loose enough for good root aeration & drainage, but also dense enough to hold the newly potted plant in place until its new growth starts.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 13, 2013
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I'm new to orchids and needed to re-pot a few of my babies... I like this mix but some of the bark pieces were quite large. I wish the description would have stated the size of the particles. This mix seems to have medium to large chunks, while I would have rather had something smaller for my little ones. The mix itself is of fine quality.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By He Who Buys on March 12, 2014
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Best chunky mix out there. The phals love it. It has more fines in it than the competing, expensive organic mix, which is good, in my opinion, for support and moisture retention.

For my smaller orchids, I mix a little conventional potting soil with it, but the big boys (6"+ pot) love this this stuff.

If you are looking for perfect phal soil, or a nice base to build your own soil for other orchid species, this is the right stuff.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Nelson on July 21, 2013
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I bought this soil to mix with the miracle gro orchid soil. Had to replant three orchids and I have to say, while I am not a orchid expert, so far, so good. My orchids are doing fine and one of the smaller ones started growing leaves like crazy a week after planting, and I think it was honestly because of the mixing of the two soils. However, if I had to choose between the two, this would be my first pick. This soil allows the orchid's roots to "breathe" without bogging it down in sloppy, thick soil.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Bea on November 20, 2012
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I have used this product before and never had an issue with it. I am SO fed up with Miracle Gro and all those wee bugs that seem to come along with it. This product does what it says and my orchids seem happy. That's all I care about so it works for me :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mjolnir on June 30, 2014
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I'm not qualified to have much of an opinion about this media - other than to say that I used it to re-pot a half-dozen phals that are all doing well a month later. For those not familiar, this is the bark mix, not the moss mix.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marcia Valentine on May 27, 2014
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My son keeps sending me orchids and I have killed a few. Didn't really know how to take care of them so ordered this and actually got some to bloom again and didn't kill them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cosmikk on May 21, 2014
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I rescued a bunch of abandoned orchids from friends and coworkers, they all had root rot and were dying. I removed the dead roots and repotted them in this medium. It's been a few months and the orchids are now all putting out new roots and new leaves, recovering nicely.
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