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Imperial Orchid Mixes -- Exclusively from rePotme.com Orchid Supply. These exquisite orchid mixes broaden our offerings with more premium mixes for you to try.
Classic Orchid Mixes,
Bonsai Mixes, and
More Hand-Crafted Potting Mixes for Your Special Plants
Imperial orchid mixes, exclusively from rePotme, use exceptionally clean media which are a delight to work with. AAA New Zealand Sphagnum is unusually soft and fluffy. Cork offers craggy surfaces which many orchids love and adds to the longevity of the mix. Our Orchiata™ Monterey Bark is a superior aged bark from the New Zealand Pinus Radiata specially produced to grow high quality orchids throughout the world.
Our specialty Imperial Orchid Mixes are made in small batches hand filled from the exact same quality ingredients as you are able to choose from Select-A-Blend Orchid Mix and Potting Media areas, the only difference is that we have done the choosing for you. Our criteria is based on our experience growing our own orchids. Be sure to check out our Classic Orchid Mixes too.
Why settle for less? Choose a specialty orchid mix from Repotme Orchid Supplies. We have assembled one of the most extensive and extraordinary selections of orchid mix and media to be found in one place. Please see our Select-A-Blend custom blended orchid potting mix. We will custom blend whatever wonderful mix you dream of. From Orchids to Bonsai and every plant in between, rePotme Orchid Supplies is the place smart growers come, because we deliver the goods!
Q: How many Imperial Orchid Mixes have you introduced and why are they so popular?
A:We now have 9 Imperial Orchid Mixes organized by genera and plant type like our original Classic Orchid Mixes. While our original Classic Orchid Mixes are terrific mixes, we have been searching for orchid media that are really extraordinary and as we have found them and added them to our offerings we realized that they really provided an opportunity to stand on their own and not be simply and easily just combined with other existing orchid media like coconut husk, fir barks or Chilean sphagnum. We thought that making mixes with none of these traditional orchid media would be a great alternative for a variety of reasons. Some people and plants need more choices. Some don't like the dust of fir. Some don't like coconut husk. Some prefer AAA New Zealand Sphagnum to the less costly and less fluffy Premium Chilean. Based on our order flow since introducing the Imperial Orchid Mixes we know our customers have agreed with our thoughts. We use all of our mixes ourselves and each has its place in our view.
Q: What goes into the Imperial Orchid Mixes?
A:Each Imperial Orchid Mix is unique, and various ones contain AAA New Zealand Sphagnum, Imported Cork Chips from Portugal, Orchiata™ Monterey Bark from New Zealand, and other media that round out the mix, like sponge rock, or rice hulls, or tree fern etc. Each ingredient is spelled out completely so our customers know precisely what they are buying, just like with our Classic Orchid Mixes - no "secret" ingredients. These are very special mixes, and are perhaps as much defined by what doesn't go into them as what does. For example, we made a decision to not have any Coconut products in the Imperial Orchid Mixes. Not because they are bad, but because we want to have a clear alternative. Kind of like a vegetarian menu is an alternative in a restaurant. No fir bark exists in the Imperial Orchid Mixes. The bark we use for these exclusive blends is Monterey. The long fibered Sphagnum we use is AAA New Zealand. The only place you will find cork in our mixes is in the Imperial Line unless you design your own in our Select-A-Blend section.
Q: What is so special about cork?
A:Many orchids love to grow on cork plaques, and in cork tubes which we think look great too. The reason these orchids love cork is because it doesn't get sopping wet, resists mold, and has craggy surfaces for roots to burrow into. Cork chips, chunks and nuggets make a marvelous addition to mixes because they impart these same qualities and also keep the mix open and airy. They look fantastic in the mix too, and the top of the mix seems to stay fresh and clean looking for longer stretches of time.
Q: Why are there multi-purpose Imperial Orchid Mixes?
A:In each of our Mix lines (Classic Orchid Mix and Imperial Orchid Mix) we wanted to create a mix that is based as much on genera as on root type. With so many different species of orchids, it would be a great challenge to have a mix for each, so we wanted to give our customers the ability to match a mix up with a specific plant based on characteristics if not by genera/name. We created two of these, one based on AAA New Zealand Sphagnum, and the other based on Orchiata™ Monterey Bark. There are also two multi-purpose mixes in the Classic Orchid Mix line, the Cattleya and the Fir Blends. All of that said we now make 25 unique exclusive mixes for our customers.
Please see our guide to finding the right orchid mix for your orchid. If you are unsure which orchid mix is right for your plants, feel free to contact us.
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