Orchid Potting Mix Recipes
1. Bark Potting Mix
- Tree Bark
- Peat moss/ Cocopeat
- Firstly Take one part grounded tree bark. It can be Coastal redwood, Douglas fir, Similarly Osmunda tree fern bark.
- In the same container, In addition add one-fifth part of perlite or peat moss and mix it with tree bark thoroughly.
- You can also combine one part osmunda bark with three parts of redwood for a quality orchid potting mix. Make sure to soak it overnight before adding it to the orchid potting mix.
2. Fine Potting Mix
- Fir Bark/ Fine-grade coco Chips/ Redwood Bark
- Fine Charcoal
- Firstly, Using a measuring jar, take four parts of fine fir bark, fine-grade coco chips, and redwood bark in a container.
- Secondly Add one-part fine charcoal and one part perlite to the container. Mix until you obtain an orchid potting mix of uniform consistency.
- That’s it! Your potting mix is ready for use! Fine orchid potting mix is ideal for planting orchids with small roots such as oncidiums or miltonias.
3. Sphagnum Potting Mix
- Sphagnum Moss
- Medium Sponge Rock
In a measuring utensil, measure nine scoops of sphagnum moss. After adding sphagnum moss to the bucket, add two scoops of medium sponge rock, one scoop of aerolite. After that Mix all the ingredients using a ladle, and that’s it orchid potting mix is ready.
4. Coconut Husk Chips Mix
- Coconut husk chips
- Fine charcoal
- Container with drainage holes
Rinse the coconut chips well and mix 2 parts of it with 1 part charcoal and 1 part perlite. Add water and let the mixture rest overnight. Before you put it in a container, do ensure that you have squeezed the excess water.