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  • Added calcium for the development of strong pseudo bulbs and flowers and to encourage disease resistance
  • Formulated with coir chips and graded composted pine bark for easy anchoring for roots and moisture retention but allowing excess moisture to drain
  • Includes sphagnum moss for added moisture, air and nutrient control
  • Engineered for ideal water to air ratio, this mix is formulated to contain balanced and slowly delivered nutrients, which are gentle on orchids
  • Contains enough controlled release fertiliser to feed plants continuously for up to 12 months

A specially formulated, free-draining potting mix that provides the ideal root environment for growing show-quality orchids, including all epiphytic and terrestrial orchids. It includes Scotts Osmocote® that feeds for 6 months as well as a wetting agent to help water soak in.

HOW TO USE

Use Orchid Mix straight from the bag - don't mix it with other materials. Close the bag tightly after use
Choose a clean container with large drainage holes and partly fill it with fresh mix out of the bag
Carefully knock the plant to be potted up from its existing pot and loosen the root ball. If the plant is congested, separate into either individual pseudo bulbs or groups of 3-4 bulbs. Trim off any dead or damaged roots
Place the orchid in the centre of the pot with the crown just below the lip of the pot and clear of the top of the mix when repotting is complete - don't 'bury' pseudobulbs)
Add the mix in and around the roots, working it in with your fingers if necessary
Tap the new pot or container gently on the bench to help the new mix settle in and around the roots - do not pack it down
Water the pot thoroughly (until water runs from the drainage holes) then allow it to drain freely. If necessary, top the mix up again to the suggested level
Place the pot or container in the shade for a few days to allow the plant to settle and acclimatise before moving back to its permanent home
Most orchids have fairly thick, fleshy roots, so it is important to use only a specially formulated Orchid Mix for them - normal potting mixes are too dense and retain too much moisture which could cause roots to rot.

Epiphytic orchids like Phalaenopsis (Moth Orchids) and Dendrobium have aerial roots, so never set them too deeply in pots - use stakes to hold them in place securely



WHEN TO USE

Orchids are best repotted in mid Spring, or immediately after they have finished flowering
Avoid Winter or Summer as the extremes of temperature may stress plants


NOT SUITABLE FOR

Don't use for phosphorus sensitive Australian native ground orchids like greenhoods, donkey and sun orchids - use Scotts Osmocote® Professional Native Potting & Planting Mix instead
Don't use in hydroponic growing systems or ponds
Don't use on lawns - use only specifically named lawn topdress soils on grassed areas

SAFETY INFORMATION

CAUTION: This product may cause staining of hard surfaces if wet. Avoid contact with hard surfaces and if contact does occur, sweep off immediately

When using potting mixes, we recommend the use of garden gloves to protect your hands

SAFETY FIRST: Read the instructions on the product packaging before use and take particular note of any warnings or cautions on the label

See the Safety Data Sheet for this product



TECHNICAL DETAILS

Boosted levels of calcium (gypsum) assist in promoting strong, healthy plants capable of resisting diseases

Scotts Osmocote® Controlled Release Fertiliser provides plant nutrition and trace elements for up to 6 months

We will gladly assist with returns and exchanges of this product in accordance with our returns and exchanges policy

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