Monday, October 27, 2014
Posted by Becky Brinkman
OFE International and Tropical Plant Products. They also sell high quality ready-to-use packaged orchid mixes. Grower's Tip: The organic component -in this case the bark- can make or break the quality of an orchid mix, because that's the part that breaks down with repeated watering. The bark should be Douglas Fir or Pinus radiata, and should be mold-free. Pinus radiata (sold as Orchiata) and kiln-dried Douglas Fir bark (sold as Rexius bark) last longer than regular Douglas Fir bark. Fir bark often needs to be rinsed beforehand in order to remove dust and sediment.