Model # 50190

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Better-Gro 8 Qt. Orchid Bark
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Better-Gro

8 Qt. Orchid Bark

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$4.88 /each

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Better-Gro Orchid Bark is a multi-purpose potting medium for epiphytic orchids, bromeliads, ferns and a wide variety of other ornamentals. It is a combination of specifically sized and graded grower’s choice western fir bark. It is great for potting, re-potting or spot re-filling. It can also be used as the base for a custom mixture.

  • Use as a potting mixture for epiphytic orchids and ornamentals, such as bromeliads, to provide the right growing conditions
  • Versatile medium is great for potting, re-potting, spot re-filling or as the base for a custom mixture
  • Rich media of specially sized and graded grower's choice western fir bark handles the needs of a wide range of ornamentals and orchids
  • Comes in a convenient re-sealable bag
  • 8 Qt. bag

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Customer Questions & Answers

Does this product have any type of fertilizer or such in it...?

May use it for special pet bedding need to know if its safe to use cause its alot cheaper to buy here then a pet store
Asked by: Jordan
Hello Jordan: Our Orchid Bark bark is made from Douglas Fir bark, which does contain phenols. Our orchid bark is “heat treated” so there is a likelihood of reduced levels. However, I'm not sure if phenols are safe to use as pet bedding, you may want to check with your pet's vet.
Answered by: Better-GroOrchidExpert
Date published: 2016-06-01

What's the typical size of a bark chip in this product?

What is the average or typical size of the bark chips in this product? From one review, it seems the chip size is quite variable. Are most of the chips about the average size, or are there roughly equal numbers of chips of many different sizes?
Asked by: Jayboard

Why aren't any Better-Gro potting mediums sold in my stores anymore?

I used to be able to buy these Better-Gro barks in my Home Depot and in my Lowes, recently both stores stopped carrying them! I even drove to a store in a different city and it didn't have them either. Why? It's the best inexpensive bark I've been able to find. I'm very confused and disappointed.
Asked by: happytrees
Hello HappyTrees, Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. We are so sorry for the inconvenience. The Home Depot Store inventory can vary due to many factors including geographical location, and state laws. Please refer to your local store for further details about that product. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot. To search your local store please see the link below: http://www.homedepot.com/StoreFinder/index.jsp?storeId=123
Answered by: THDSupport
Date published: 2016-09-10

Is there any dye in it? If left to the elements, how quickly (about) will it decompose?

Asked by: Jr
Hello Jr: There is no dye in the bark. Under most conditions, the Orchid Bark last approximately 2 years. However, there are a lot of variables involved such as how wet it stays, how it is kept, or what amendments like charcoal, sponge rock , clay beads, lava, etc. are added to it. Those amendments help keep the mix drier, making it last even longer. Happy Blooming!
Answered by: Better-GroOrchidExpert
Date published: 2016-03-30

Why doesn't this Orchid bark not Qualify for free shipping when you spend more than $45.00

Asked by: Papa
Because all stores have this sales item in stock. Also, if a store is out of a product, they will see which stores nearby within the region has the product you want and they will ship it to the store on will-call. It is much more efficient to sent merchandise from another store than to order a product on-line. That is of course unless the item is in warehouse only. It usually only takes about 24 hours if another store has it. They will load those items on their trucks which we get everyday.
Answered by: Sonny
Date published: 2016-05-26

can i add this to my nepenthes soil mix?

im trying to find orchid bark without fertilizer
Asked by: vic143
Hello vic143: Nothing is added to our orchid bark, so yes, you should be able to add this to your nepenthes soil mix. There is no fertilizer in it. Happy blooming, Better-Gro
Answered by: Better-GroOrchidExpert
Date published: 2016-04-26
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Customer Reviews

8 Qt. Orchid Bark is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not what I thought it would be This stuff is more like mulch than what would normally be considered "Orchid Bark". The pieces are huge. About the size of a quarter. My local HD took it back for a refund no problem.
Date published: 2011-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my orchids love it this bark is a staple for my orchids, i've been using it for years. i bought 10 bags a couple of months ago and repotted dozens of my orchids. i need more. some of the pieces are big, you just break them up. there are also some that are quite small which is save out to repot my smaller orchids. and this is the best price around, even buying in bulk from nurseries and online retailers.
Date published: 2013-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST price, Great product High quality at low,low price!!! STORES NEED STOCK!!
Date published: 2014-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Orchid Bark I have a greenhouse and the store in Lafayette doesn't carry orchid mulch. I will sometimes bring it home from Florida, but forgot the last time. I was very happy to find it on your website.
Date published: 2013-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Service Fast Excellent Service. Product was delivered on time in excellent condition.
Date published: 2015-10-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bulky& dirty The bark chips were way to large for orchids! There were tons of rocks inside, I like a good mix but online it doesn't advertise the product to have rocks! Also there was mold on some of the bark pieces. There was a lot of bark dust but that wasn't as big as an issue. I think the worst part was the time it took to be delivered. Overall I will not buy this product ever agin!:(
Date published: 2014-03-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Rocks, Mold and Large Chunks I bought a bag of this to use with my plants and the bag had mold in it and my wife and daughtwer is allergic to mold so I had to put the plants outside and I hope that I can save my plants because of the mold. And also had some big rocks in the bag too not to mention that there was some big chunks of wood. I had hoped to have a better experience with this product.
Date published: 2015-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product The only brand who really works! I tried different ones and this is the ONLY one who delivers results. The orquids grow and for the first time they are having flowers for the second time after I bought them! Amazing!!
Date published: 2016-01-22
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