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When choosing a mix for repotting an orchid, one can either select a mix based upon
type of orchid or by the root size.
If all else fails and you don't know what type of orchid it is, the root size is enough to choose a suitable
Orchid mixes refer to fine rooted
orchids and thick rooted orchids, but what exactly is meant by that?
In this pictorial we use a standard #2 pencil as a guideline. Both orchids are mounted so their roots are clearly
This mounted Oncidium Gower Ramsey is an example of a fine, or thin, rooted orchid. This division of an older
was mounted one year ago. This Oncidium is mounted on a tree fern mount which fine rooted orchids really
When potted, thin rooted orchids prefer small particle sized mixes such as our Oncidium Mix.
This mounted Phalaenopsis is an example of a thick rooted orchid. Because it is mounted, many of the roots are
completely flat against the tree bark. We have found that most thick rooted orchids like cork or wood mounts.
particular Phalaenopsis is growing in the nook of a branch from a tree that was trimmed. This Phalaenopsis was
mounted a little over a year ago and now is in triple spike and seems very happy with its mount.
When potted, thick rooted orchids prefer medium particle sized mixes such as our Phal Dark Imperial
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