Orchiata is a sustainable orchid growing substrate produced from the finest quality, 100% pure New Zealand Pinus radiata bark. It is a hard and stable bark compared to other pine species sourced from renewable, man-made forests ensuring availability into the future. Our process allows Orchiata to hold water and nutrients on the outside layer of each chip, as well as creating a slightly rough surface for roots to anchor to. Pathogens do not survive this process, however beneficial micro-organisms remain.
6-9mm, suits young orchids, a good size for second potting. AFP 47-52%, WHC 55%
AFP (Air Filled Porosity)- the volume proportion of air that is found in a media
WHC (Water Holding Capacity) – the capacity of a growing media to retain water from irrigation.