Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 42
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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Del It was awesome
I used another orchid mix for my orchids and They were terrible. My orchids lost all of their root because of those product. Then I decided to rescue the with this Better Grow or hid mix and after two weeks I see new root and leaf. I recommend it to everyone who wants to have nice orchids.
August 16, 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by homeperson00 Orchid mix
The orchid mix is the best for the orchid plants. t
July 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tailspin ORCHID MIX
SHOULD BE AVAILABLE IN LARGER BAGS. IT LOOKS LIKE THE PRODUCT WILL HELP MY ORCHIDS.
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lynnw I like this orchid mix
A very course, quick draining orchid mix that I can water frequently without fear of rotting roots. It's difficult to find in my area, and with Home Depot's free shipping, I can order enough at one time to last a while.
June 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CeCe I searched and searched. I'm happy to have found this.
This is the best commercial grade orchid mix out there at a reasonable price. What I got for $43 at Home Depo (6 bags) would have been $79 from the orchid speciality shop.
June 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Pthegardener DISAPPOINTING
I purchased a bunch of new baby orchids and this potting mix thinking it would be the best one for my new plants. I am sadly mistaken. Opening the bag I was met with small particles of mulched coconut bark, so small it looked like dirt. I potted the new plants anyway as I had no other medium and as they had arrived in the post they needed getting planted and watered quickly. That too was a mistake, now, each time I water my plants and stand them back on my windowsill, the flakes of medium spill out onto the sills making a horrid mess.
My orchids are in pots with holes; the other medium worked very well and did not escape the pot.
A bad purchase!
April 17, 2016