Find the Right Orchid Mix
The following chart is intended to assist in the choice of an orchid mix based on the type of orchid. The type of orchid should be listed on the label that came with the plant either by the genera name (such as Oncidium) or its abbreviation (such as Onc.) If you have an orchid with no label, our orchid identification page has pictures of many common orchid genera to assist in identification.
Some orchid mixes contain small particles and are best for seedlings and fine rooted orchids. Other mixes have medium to large size particles for thick rooted orchids. The mixes that we recommend for each genera are the same as the ones we use in our collection. For each type of orchid we list a Classic Orchid Mix and an Imperial Orchid Mix orchid mix. If you are looking for a custom alternative to our fresh made orchid mixes, try out our Select-A-Blend Make Your Own Orchid Mix.
Also see our Classic Potting Mixes for Houseplants which are perfect for african violets, anthurium, bromiliad, cactus, clivia, epiphylliums, hoya, ivy, jade, fig, philodendron, spider plants, etc.
Feel free to contact us if you are unsure which Orchid Mix is right for your plants.