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8 Qt. Phalaenopsis Mix

$5.97 /each

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This 8 Qt. re-sealable bag of Better-Gro Phalaenopsis Mix was developed to provide the proper moisture control for encouraging Phalaenopsis plant and root growth. It is an organic, fertile mixture of Canadian chunk peat blended with western fir bark, hardwood charcoal and coarse sponge rock. Use this mix when re-potting your orchids to give them the drainage, air flow and root ventilation they need to thrive.

  • Provides moisture to encourage phalaenopsis plant and root growth
  • Perfect for phalaenopsis orchid; drainage, air flow and root ventilation
  • Use for re-potting orchids to support healthy growth
  • Contains a mixture of Canadian chunk peat blended with western fir bark, hardwood charcoal and coarse perlite for organic orchid growing
  • 8 Qt. mix comes in a resealable bag
  • For continued orchid care, use Better-Gro orchid plus fertilizer and Better-Gro better-bloom fertilizer to promote healthy growth and abundant blooms
  • Includes convenient re-sealable bag
  • Use this calculator to determine how much product you need to complete your project:

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Dimensions

Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
16 
Product Width (in.) 
11 

Details

Bag Weight (lb.) 
Fertilizer Enriched 
No 
Moisture Control 
Yes 
Organic 
Yes 
Package Quantity 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Soil Type 
Specialty 

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty 
No 
Mulch and Soil Council Certified 
No 

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Do I have to pre-soak the mix before using?

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May 14, 2016
I am repotting the phalaenopsis orchids I bought from Trader Joe's for the first time. There's several videos on you tube that shows how to repot the orchids but most of them are using potting mixes that are custom blended. Please advise if I have to pre-soak this mix before putting them into the pots. Or should I use them dry and water them after potting.
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I have grown these orchids for about 10 years. I don't presoak this mix. I do reset the orchid in dry mix but I then immerse the orchid in a slightly larger pot of fertilized water for a maximum of 15 minutes and then drain. This allows the mix to be saturated and you can see if you need to add more mix to firm the orchid. For me, soaking the mix makes for a messy chore although some packages & websites Read More
I have grown these orchids for about 10 years. I don't presoak this mix. I do reset the orchid in dry mix but I then immerse the orchid in a slightly larger pot of fertilized water for a maximum of 15 minutes and then drain. This allows the mix to be saturated and you can see if you need to add more mix to firm the orchid. For me, soaking the mix makes for a messy chore although some packages & websites recommend that method. I find that repotting my orchids a minimum of every 2 years after they finish blooming keeps them healthier. Good luck! Read Less
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May 31, 2016
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Hello Luvorchids: Pre-soaking a mix before repotting is strictly a grower preference. You don't need to, however our growers like to wet the mix before repotting. We have lots of instructional videos on orchid growing & repotting at www.EasyOrchidGrowing.com. Happy blooming!
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I prepare the mixture water + better-gro then soak my orchids in it
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Does the Jackson store stock this item?

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Hello Jom. Unfortunately, neither the Home Depot in Jackson, MI nor the one in Jackson, TN stocks the 8 Qt. Phalaenopsis Mix. However, you are able to purchase it online at www.HomeDepot.com.
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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 17 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Not good DO NOT BUY THIS MIX. It has some sort of of coconut moss, that holds way too much water. In a matter of weeks, the roots of my phalaenopsis were rotten, unsavable. I had my baby for 5 years and it was always coming back beautifully. I thought that maybe I got crown rot. I reported a second phalaenopsis on this mix avoiding that coconut moss thingy, and again in two weeks I noticed some mold on the roots. The pot has extra ventilated holes, and I just watered it once after repotting, and the root system on this orchid was in excellent condition. I took my baby out of that thing and I threw away the rest of it. This mix hold way to much water. I already order a pure bark from new zealand, that look more than the one my second orchid was potted on. I hope I will save it. April 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great value! Great product for Phalaenopsis orchids. Lowest price I've found. July 19, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Good blend but... I wish that the bark pieces were smaller. They are way too large. Only good if you have very large orchids. July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Orchids Potting Mix This product was ready and easy to use. Ideal for reporting my orchids. May 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product This is the best product to repot or pot your orchids, my orchids are happy and it shows! February 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by What I expected It's Orchid soil mix. What can one say? It's what I expected. :-) January 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good mix I repotted all of my orchids with this mix. It's been a few weeks & I've seen major improvements. It was shipped quickly & packaged well. February 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good Good product for my orchids, planning to purchase it again. November 10, 2015
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