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Orchid Mix Ideas

Here are some orchid mix recipes that have been made using Select-A-Blend.
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General Purpose Orchid Mix

6 scoops medium coconut husk chips
4 scoops medium sponge rock
2 scoops small charcoal
This classic mix works well for a wide variety of orchids.


Seedling Orchid Mix

5 scoops small coconut husk chips
4 scoops small sponge rock
2 scoops coir
1 scoop small charcoal
The small particle size of the ingredients and addition of coir for moisture make this a good mix for seedlings.


Phalaenopsis Orchid Mix

9 scoops Chilean 5 Star sphagnum moss
2 scoops medium sponge rock
1 scoop aerolite
For moisture loving orchids, Chilean 5 Star sphagnum moss provides ample moisture while the sponge rock keeps the mix from compacting too much and aerolite lightens the mix. Try with Phalaenopsis.


Cattleya Orchid Mix

6 scoops fir bark
3 scoops tree fern fiber
2 scoops medium perlite
1 scoop redwood chips
A favorite for cattleya.


Fir Bark Orchid Mix

7 scoops medium fir bark
3 scoops medium sponge rock
1 scoop charcoal
1 scoop chopped sphagnum
This classic mix works well for a wide variety of orchids.


Orchid Mix for Humid Climates

6 scoops tree fern
2 scoops peat moss
2 scoops coir
2 scoops charcoal
The tree fern in this mix makes it perfect for humid climates.


Tropical Orchid Mix

2 scoops tree fern
2 scoops small coconut husk chips
2 scoops small fir bark
2 scoops chopped sphagnum moss
1 scoop Pro-Mix HP
1 scoop Hydroton
1 scoop small charcoal
1 scoop small granite chips
This unique combination is a good mix for a wide variety of orchids. The tree fern and hydroton in this mix will deter it from breaking down quickly, even in very humid environments.


Orchid Mix for growing orchids in 'Mud'

8 scoops Metro Mix 380 (w/ coir)
2 scoops coir
1 scoop aerolite
1 scoop small charcoal
A soil-less mix for growing seedlings and phalaenopsis.

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“I repotted it in the Imperial Monterey Orchid Mix that I had on hand, with a sad bloom or two still trying to hang on. Since then, it began growing new roots and leaves. The spike even began to grow/elongate, adding new buds, and rewarded me with 7 new blooms, the size of your palm. A testament that your products work wonders.”

- Cindy S.


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