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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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|Item Dimensions||4.75 x 10.35 x 11.8 inches|
|Manufacturer Part Number||5002|
|Shipping Weight||3.1 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
I have more than 40 orchids, all different types such as phalaenopsis, dendrobiums, oncidiums, etc. I use this mix for all my orchids, whether they're epiphytes or terrestrial orchids. For my ephiphyte orchids, I use this mix alone and my orchids love it. For my terrestrial orchids, such as cymbidiums, I use this mix with the addition of spagnum or peat moss to increase water retention and still have proper aeration.
All my orchids respond very well to this Better-Gro mix. The roots get to air dry without rotting because the media has sufficient aeration. I've had quite a few orchids putting out flower spikes or new growth already.
Before potting your orchid in this mix, remember to soak it in water for 15 minutes or longer prior to potting. It will allow the bark to soak in the water easier so it won't dry out so quickly.
You can also make your own mix similar to this one for a cheaper price, although it's difficult to find charcoal in stores so I use this pre-mix Better-Gro instead. Remember that if you have different types of orchids, do a brief research on what medium to repot it in so you can adjust the mix to best complement the plant. This mix is mostly made for phalaenopsis and similar epiphytes.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amazing medium,it was waaay more than i expected for the price. It can dry really fast, and my plant seems to like itPublished 1 month ago by EARR
Satisfied with the product. Not with the price.
Nicely packaged and sent quickly.
This is a good stand alone mix or base mix for blending. I use it straight up for Cats, add a little extra sphagnum moss for Oncidiums, and I add extra sphagnum and a little... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jason W Urton
I use this along with other bark to transplant my orchids. Using the Dyna gro rooting hormone, I get healthy siblings. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Rob Lauzon
This orchid media is by far the best I have ever come across. The bark chunks are perfect sized, I would call them medium, about one inch long. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Tim P.
It's all large pieces of bark. For better growing of phalaenopsis orchids some smaller pieces should be mixed in.Published 11 months ago by David W. Teeter
This is the absolute best medium for successful orchid growing. The orchids are much happier in this medium than others I've used. I recommend it highly!Published 14 months ago by Frances R. Sowers