Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 48
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kelscar8 Glad I Found This Potting Mix!
I was very hesitant to re-pot my orchid because I thought that if I found the wrong potting mix my orchids were going to die. Thankfully, I found this potting mix and my orchids love it! Within the last couple of months they have experienced new root and leaf growth. The price is very reasonable and the quality is superb. I will surely be using this potting mix again. One word of advice, the bark pieces tend to be too big so moderately cut them to the appropriate size.
September 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by orchidlady42 The best mix for re-potting orchids
Better Gro is the only product I use for repotting my orchids. Too bad it's never available in my local
Home Depot. I have to get it when we're in Florida or buy it on-line.
August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tinasue Great orchid potting mix
I repotted my orchid in this mix and so far it has worked great, though the pieces are alittle too large for my mini orchid so I had to break them up. There is very good drainage. Great price too!
August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tanya Great mix.
my orchids are very happy !!mix looks very fresh .
October 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by OrchidJay Good all-around mix for Epiphytic Orchids
Better-Grow Special Orchid Mix is a good base mix. It comes already moist so there is no need to pre-soak if you don't want to, though this also means that the bark will start to break down in the bag if not used up within a year or two. I recommend only buying what you think you will use soonish, and try not to get bags that have been sitting on the shelf a long time.
I use the mix as-is for Cattleyas, Dendrobiums and other orchids that like to dry out quickly between waterings.
I use a ratio of 6 parts bark mix to 1 part sphagnum moss for Phalaenopsis, Oncidiums, and other orchids that don't need to dry out completely between waterings, and in pots smaller than 4 inches so that they stay moist long enough to be on a similar watering schedule as my bigger plants.
If this mix used Orchiata bark instead of Fir bark, it would be perfect. Also Home Depot's price is 1/3 the price of Amazon's price.
May 4, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rod Decent Product
Compare with other option of bar, this one in particular give the option to dry quicker the orchid to avoid over drowning on the pot.
September 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by viennamom Good for epiphytic orchids
I recently repotted an orchid in this mix, and it is doing well. After checking online and in stores, this product seems to best match what the plant was in originally. I previously killed a couple of plants when I repotted them in soil; this mix offers better drainage. It's reasonably priced, and I took advantage of the ship to store option to avoid shipping costs.
September 8, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Docmari A greenhouse necessity
If you lack the expertise or raw materials to make your own orchid mix, this is the best easily available commercial product for greenhouse orchid growers. It lasts, gives the roots good gripping surface and good drainage. Since you can order it for pickup at the store you save on shipping.
August 12, 2016