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Better-Gro 8 Qt. Special Orchid Mix
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Better-Gro

8 Qt. Special Orchid Mix

  • Organic; contains fir bark, hardwood charcoal and coarse perlite
  • Endorsed by the American Orchid Society
  • Simple orchid care and repotting instructions on back of bag
$5.97 /each

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Product Overview

This 8 Qt. re-sealable bag of Better-Gro Special Orchid Mix is a rich, organic mixture of western fir bark, hardwood charcoal, and sponge rock to ensure healthy and long-lasting plants. It provides your orchids with the drainage, air flow, and root ventilation they find and thrive on in nature. Multi-purpose mixture for re-potting all epiphytic orchids.

  • Provides your orchids with the drainage, air flow, and root ventilation they need
  • Contains a rich mixture of western fir bark, hardwood charcoal and sponge rock to ensure healthy and long-lasting plants
  • Organic ingredients help orchids grow naturally
  • 8 Qt. re-sealable bag for convenience
  • After re-potting your orchid, use Better-Gro orchid plus fertilizer and Better-Gro orchid bloom booster 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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should I soak the medium before putting the new orchid into it?

I have my orchids in pots that have holes in their sides. Should I soak the pot for a half and hour or so as a watering technique? What is the best way to water?
Asked by: flowergirl
Yes, soak the mix prior to using.Allow the repotted orchid to set a week or so before watering again.I actually wait to see actual signs of root growth before watering.
Answered by: Rich
Date published: 2016-12-08

any good for Bromeliads?

Hi I'm growing pineapple plants there a part of the Bromeliad family and need good Fast-draining soil so i wanted to know if this stuff would be good to use?
Asked by: evildeadguy8
I have had success using a mix of potting soil with cypress mulch for my bromeliads.I would not use orchid mix for growing bromeliads for a number of reasons: It's too expensive too coarse a mixture Not water retentive enough
Answered by: Rich
Date published: 2016-12-08
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Customer Reviews

8 Qt. Special Orchid Mix is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 58.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far, so good! One of my orchids grew a new stem in a matter of days and it had been dormant f... So far, so good! One of my orchids grew a new stem in a matter of days and it had been dormant for quite sometime before repotting into this mix. The other one still has no stem and the third one had flowers and is thriving with blooms on it so far. I am also just starting to use the two orchid fertilizers they recommend - Better Bloom and Orchid Plus - so we'll see what happens when adding this to the mix.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-09-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Chunks were a bit larger than I expected, I was hoping for a happy medium. I can't tell if they... Chunks were a bit larger than I expected, I was hoping for a happy medium. I can't tell if they are the recommended fir bark, or just chunks of wood. So I blended it with a finer orchid mix, and repotted a couple of orchids in new pots. But happily I did not detect any bugs in this mix.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product. I've been using it since we moved to Kanab UT spring 2014. I used to buy mix from ... Great product. I've been using it since we moved to Kanab UT spring 2014. I used to buy mix from the orchid nursery near by in SC. This product is the best. I order them from the Home Depot and the service is superb. You can't find any better price anywhere!
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than most others offered in home centers.Bark pieces are uniformly sized and plentiful. V... Better than most others offered in home centers.Bark pieces are uniformly sized and plentiful. Very little powderly stuff.Would be nice if this product was available in the stores.Mix variety available in our local store is run of the mill garbage.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from exactly what I was looking for. Was not available at the local garden center because of the time... exactly what I was looking for. Was not available at the local garden center because of the time of year. It was fall and I wanted to repot my orchids before they started blooming.
Date published: 2016-11-22
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