Orchid Potting Mediums & Mixes
Whatever your potting needs, Tindara™ has the right medium or mix!
Black Gold Seedling Mix
Black Gold Earthworm Castings
Black Gold Vermiculite
Black Gold Perlite
Coconut Husk Chips
Coconut Husk Chip Bricks
Coir Fiber Compressed Bricks
Dried Green Sheet Moss
Espoma™ Organic African Violet
Fir Bark (Fine)
Fir Bark (Medium)
Fir Bark (Coarse)
Green Plastic Scoops
Happy Frog Potting Medium
High Chrome Scoop
Jack's Classic Orchid Fertilizer
Long Coconut Fiber
Orchiata is a distinct orchid growing medium, produced from 100% pure New Zealand Pinus radiata bark. It is a unique, stable growing medium for potting and re-potting orchids. Orchiata is imported from New Zealand, produced solely from Pinus radiata, also known as Monterey bark.
Orchiata is a high quality organic growing medium, stable, long lasting, toxin free with a pH range between 5.5 and 6.5, perfect for growing orchids.
Orchiata preserves the best attributes of Pinus radiata, and combines them with longevity, ability to re-wet quickly and long term stability. Hawaiian Growers' have reported that frequent re-potting is not necessary, as potted plants have been known to remain in excellent condition in excess of 10 years.
Each piece of medium grade Orchiata is roughly ½ inch. Use with any type of orchid for potting or repotting.
|Medium Grade Orchiata ~ ¼ Cu. Ft. Bag ~$14.95 each|
As a result of several requests from our customers, we are now offering the medium grade Orchiata in the 40 liter bag. This is the same popular Power+ grade that we offer in the 1/4 cubic foot bag.
|Medium Grade Orchiata ~ 40 liters ~$41.95 each|
PLEASE NOTE: The Orchiata 40 liter bag does not qualify for any of our Free Shipping promotions. You will be charged separately for the shipping costs
Click here to view the You Tube Orchiata testimonial video from our friend Graham Wood, a prominent Hawaiian grower of Lehua Orchids in Kurtistown, Hawaii.
Long Coconut Fiber is a natural, organic ingredient used to line Vanda baskets and to secure orchids to trees, driftwood, virgin cork bark or tree fern plaques. Long Coconut Fiber can be inserted into the bottom of cork tubes so potting mix stays in and water freely flows out.
|Long Coconut Fiber ~ ¼ cu ft bag ~ $6.95|
- Cleaner, easier to use than the tree fern fiber from South America.
- A 100% natural, ecological substrate, growing medium.
- Maintains humidity within the growing container.
- Creates the perfect micro-climate for Epiphytic plants.
- Provides a nutritional substrate for Epiphytic plants.
- Soft, absorbent, natural feel. Use right out of the bag.
- Creates that jungle environment that orchids love.
New Zealand Tree Fern is made from natural tree fern fibers, a sustainable resource from the forests of New Zealand. This ecological substrate is ideal for increasing humidity and nutrient uptake within the growing container. Soft and absorbent, this 100% natural substrate is suitable for all Epiphytic plants. It can also be used as a nutritional planting soil for live plants in a natural terrarium set-up.
Smells like a real tropical forest!
|New Zealand Tree Fern Fiber ~ 3.6 qt bag ~ $10.95 each|
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Fine tree fern fiber is a natural, organic potting ingredient that is used to amend soil free mixes by enhancing drainage and aeration. A popular orchid potting medium, Tree Fern Fiber is resistant to decay and holds up well under moist, humid conditions.
The fibers vary in size, from 1/2 inch to about 1.5 inches.
|Fine Grade Tree Fern Fiber ~ ¼ cu. ft. bag ~ $7.95 each|
Orchid Fir Bark
A PROFESSIONAL GRADE ORCHID POTTING
The classic orchid growing medium. Our orchid bark is a professional grade, clean, dried Douglas fir bark sterilized through a heat treatment process to reduce the chance of pathogens and infestation problems. Fir bark has a rough surface and does not compact, allowing air and water to be absorbed by the plant's roots.
For optimal results, soak all bark in water (with 1/4 teaspoon of added Superthrive) for at least one hour before use in order to hydrate the fir bark. The use of Jack's Classic Fertilizer, formulated especially for bark, is also highly reccomended!
Fir bark is available in three grades:
Jack's Classic Fertilizer:
Coir or pith fiber is an excellent orchid potting medium. As a by-product of the coconut harvest, coir fiber is a renewable resource and an eco-friendly alternative to bog dredged peat moss. Although slightly less acidic than peat moss, coir fiber absorbs moisture faster and retains it longer, holding 10 times its weight in water. Coarsely shredded coir fiber lasts 8 times longer than peat moss while resisting bacterial mold and fungal growth; plus, it is weed and pathogen free. It makes an excellent soil amendment or mulch, and when combined with perlite makes an excellent seed starter.
To use, simply soak with five quarts of warm water per brick for 15-20 minutes. Add Superthrive or Maxsea Fertilizer to the water for maximum results. Allow water to absorb. Drain. Stir to a fluffy texture.
Available as compressed bricks which expands to 1/3 cubic ft.
Coconut Husk Chip Bricks
This organic orchid medium provides an excellent aeration system, while also holding moisture for your orchids. It aids in rapid growth for orchids, bromeliads, anthruiums (hydroponics), and many other plants that benefit from an aerated medium. Coconut husk does not break down and moisture is held within each chip, discouraging fungus gnats. With a favorable pH of 5.2-6.5, the results are exceptional.
Growers are encouraged to mix the Coconut husk chip orchid growing medium with an equal amount of Aliflor, and/or Perlite for optimum results. To use, simply soak each brick in warm water for 30-45 minutes.
Available in 6.5 liter compressed bricks.
Styrofoam Peanuts are great when potting orchids or any potted orchid plant. Medium, S-shaped white Styrofoam will not break down, maintaining its exceptionally good aeration properties to the root system.
Placing Styrofoam peanuts at the bottom of the pot allows for additional aeration and keeps the roots out of the water in humidity trays.
Extensively used in mixes by commercial growers with outstanding results. Keeps the orchid growing medium from compacting.
Super compact 4 3/4" x 8" - 100g (.22 lb) brick, expands to 8 liters (2.11 US gal) when hydrated with warm water.
The ultimate in water retention.
Ideal for orchids and other plants. Use in hanging baskets.
High compression ensures the brick has a long storage life.
Premium New Zealand Sphagnum moss harvested from the pristine environment of New Zealand's Southern West Coast. AAAA+ premium grade.
Premium Sphagnum Moss, harvested from the pristine environment of New Zealand's Southern West Coast is considered one the best growing mediums for your orchids.
The quality of this sphagnum moss is the native species Sphagnum cristatum, which is recognized worldwide as premium moss to be found only in New Zealand.
The robust petals of the moss can hold 20 times their own weight in water.
This is the AAAA+ grade of Sphagnum Moss..."Absolutely the best!"
Growing Orchids Wrapping Cuttings Grafting Lining Baskets
Nature's purest form of humus
Earth Worm Castings are one of nature's purest forms of humus. A natural, all organic orchid soil amendment that provides readily available minerals and nutrients for stimulating plant growth. These castings are of the finest quality and do not contain fillers or additives. Use Wonder Worm as a soil conditioner for hanging baskets, potted plants, raised beds, houseplants. For orchids you may want to add one tablespoon three times a year and work gently into the orchid potting mix. Compliment the power of Earth Worm Castings by using our Oyster Shell Flour.
Each bag weighs 1kg or 2.2 lbs.
| Phalaenopsis Orchid Mix.
Composed of medium fir bark, charcoal, perlite and other organic ingredients. This orchid mix provides for the necessary humidity Phalaenopsis Orchids thrive on. Use with 4" pots to 12" pots. For best results use with Jack's Classic 30-10-10.
A 100% natural growing medium from the plantations of tropical Asia.
Excellent growing, potting media for orchids.
Prewashed and super clean.
Chopped coconut husks are excellent for orchid culture. It performs like a reservoir, holding water and releasing it evenly as the mix dries out. This medium can be used on virtually any orchid. Long-lasting (3 years).
Small cut, 1/4" - 3/8" size chips.
For best results, hydrate the chips with warm water for 1-2 hour before use.
|Coconut Husk Chips - 1/4 cu ft bag ~ $7.95 each|
Mother Earth® Hydropebbles™ is a unique, lightweight expanded clay aggregate. Made in Europe, Mother Earth® Hydropebbles™ are lightweight & porous with a neutral Ph.
Can be used alone or mixed with other growing media to improve aeration.
Has been known to prevent parasitic growth and root rot.
Excellent for hydroponic gardening, in the greenhouse, outdoor gardens, planters and hydrocultures.
Use as a decorative top layer for your potted plants.
You can use Mother Earth® Hydropebbles™ as a top dressing for moisture retention in outdoor landscapes as well as mixing in with container gardens or use with our garden planters to increase aeration and drainage.
|Mother Earth® Hydropebbles™, 10 liters (13 lbs) ~ $14.95|
Mother Earth® Hydropebbles™
with three 6" Plastic Net Baskets ~ $18.29
If you purchased Orchids from Hawaii you have probably seen them potted in Lava Rock. It is a favorite Orchid medium in Hawaii for growing Orchids. It slightly retains water and never breaks down. Lava rock is very airy, porous and the plant roots grow through the mix extremely well. You will even notice that orchid roots attach themselves to the Lava Rock.
Lava Rock is an ideal growing medium and potting medium for all plants especially orchids. professional growers are now mixing Lava Rock with Orchiata for a perfect growing blend.
The size we offer is the perfect size, not too big or too small.
|Lava Rock, 4.4 lbs. (3 qts) ~ $10.95 each|
A extraordinary addition to your orchid growing mix. Orchids love growing in cork chips because the roots work their way in and around the very soft, textured surfaces.
The added benefit of cork chips for orchids is that it holds virtually no water (no root rot), lasts a very long time and mixes well with other media to make a light, fluffy amazing mix.
Mixes made with cork chips are typically quite open and airy which is perfect for most orchids. Tindara is pleased to offer the finest grade of natural cork chips from Portugal.
Cork Chips are an excellent soil amendment for any potted plants.
Use outdoors when planting bulbs, hostas, daylillies and other fine perennials.
Great for Cymbidiums, Phalaenopsis, slipper orchids and fine rooted orchids.
The size is approximately 6mm-14mm or 1/4” to 9/16”
Your Orchids will love this stuff.
|Cork Chips ~ ¼ cu. ft. bag ~ $12.95 each|
The weight of each bag weighs about one pound, 7 1/2 quarts.
Harvested in the North Carolina forests, this naturally beautiful and decorative green sheet moss brightens and enhances baskets, planters, pots and orchid arrangements.
It helps retain moisture and does not interfere with watering or fertilizing.
Sheet Moss is a great medium and perfect for craft, decorative, and home decor projects.
It can easily be shaped, cut, glued. It is thin and flat.
|1/8 cubic foot bag ~ $10.95 each|
All Purpose Potting Soil with Controlled Release Fertilizer
Black Gold All Purpose Potting Soil with Controlled Release Fertilizer is a multi-purpose, nutrient-rich mix that's ideal for all plants, including house plants, patio containers, and hanging baskets. Black Gold blends Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss with earthworm castings, forest humus, compost and pumice. Specially formulated to feed up to six months and provide both moisture retention and good drainage.
|Black Gold All Purpose ~ 16 Qt. Bag ~$10.95 each|
Natural and Organic Potting Soil
This Natural and Organic Potting Soil's rich, loamy mix is a premium choice for all-purpose gardening applications. The 100% organic base consists of screened earthworm castings, Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss, compost and forest humus. Black Gold blends in perlite and pumice to ensure optimum aeration. Listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) for organic production.
|Black Gold Natural & Organic ~ 16 Qt. Bag ~$11.95 each|
The combination of coconut fibers (coir) and Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss gives your outdoor container plants the advantage of water retention against constant exposure to heat, wind and sun. Black Gold adds earthworm castings and pumice to make this a high-performance growing medium for all your gardening applications. Does not contain copolymer crystals (polyacrylamide), commonly found in other water holding potting soils. OMRI listed.
|Black Gold Waterhold Cocoblend ~ 16 Qt. Bag ~$12.95 each|
P. Allen Smith Promotes Black Gold in 2012.....
"Whether it's houseplants or containers outdoors, Black Gold® has a potting soil formulated to provide the ideal growing environment for all your plant projects."
~ P. ALLEN SMITH
Espoma® Organic Cactus Mix is a rich, premium potting mix formulated for container grown Cactus, Palm & Citrus plants.
It contains peat moss, sand, perlite, and Myco-tone® (a proprietary blend of 11 different strains of mycorrhizae).
Espoma® Organic Cactus Mix will promote root growth, increased water and nutrient uptake, larger plants with more abundant blooms.
Use Espoma® Organic Cactus Mix with confidence that you have chosen the very best
Comes in a 4 Quart reclosable bag.
|Espoma Organic Cactus Mix ~ $8.95|
Espoma Organic Cactus Mix
with Grow More Cactus Juice ~ $11.59
Espoma® Organic African Violet Mix is a rich, premium potting mix of the finest natural ingredients, including sphagnum peat moss, peat humus, perlite and dolomitic lime.
An all natural growing medium formulated specifically for the healthy growth of African Violets. Works well for houseplants with similar needs as African Violets as well.
Use Espoma® Organic African Violet Mix with confidence that you have chosen the very best.
Comes in a 4 Quart reclosable bag.
|Espoma Organic African Violet Mix ~ $8.95|
Espoma Organic African Violet Mix
with Jack's Classic African Violet Fertilizer ~ $12.19
Happy Frog Natural & Organic Potting Soil is alive with beneficial microbes and fungi that help break down organic matter and feed the plant roots. Between the earthworm castings, the bat guano, and the composted forest humus in Happy Frog Potting Soil, your container plants will experience an abundance of growth & vigor.
Happy Frog Potting Soil is perfect for Planters & container gardens. Whether you're growing a ficus in the dining room, a geranium on the patio, or a lemon tree on the deck, use Happy Frog Potting Soil in our Planters & containers.
|Happy Frog Potting Soil, 12 qt.~ $13.95|
Happy Frog Potting Soil
with two Phoenician Planters ~ $19.99
FoxFarm's ready to use Ocean Forest Natural & Organic Potting Soil is nutrient rich, pH balanced for all types of plants including vegetables, annuals, perennials, garden planters, container gardens and more!
A powerful blend of composted forest humus, sphagnum peat moss, Pacific Northwest Sea-Going fish emulsion, crab meal, shrimp meal, earthworm castings, sandy loam perlite, fossilized bat guano, granite dust, Norwegian kelp meal, and oyster shell for pH adjustment. All blended together to create a fantastic planting-growing environment.
This product is a superior growing medium. Ideal for garden planters, container gardens and houseplants, pH adjusted for optimum nutrient uptake.
|Ocean Forest Potting Soil, 12 qt.~ $13.95|
Ocean Forest Potting Soil
with three 1 gallon Plant Warrior Pots ~ $15.39
PREMIER® Pro-Mix® Ultimate Organic Potting Mix is the ultimate peat/compost-based growing mix specially formulated for growing organic vegetables, fruits, and flowers.
It is enhanced with Mycorise®, a unique Growth Enhancer to assist the plant root system to capture available nutrients in the soil and a Sea-based compost.
The Ultimate Organic Potting Mix is 100% organically formulated and is approved by OMRI
For gardeners who prefer a chemical-free potting mix
|PREMIER® Pro-Mix® Ultimate Organic Potting Mix
1 cubic foot bag ~ $18.95 ea.
These beautiful high chrome scoops are great for potting soils, grains, flour, dog food, ice cubes, bulk foods and so many more uses, extremely versatile. We use the stainless steel scoop for potting soil.
- Solid Chrome Steel Scoop
- Stain and rust resistant
- Designed for strength with a very comfortable grip
- A heaping Scoop of potting soil will easily fill a 5" pot.
- Easy to clean
- Large Scoop
Scoops have a curved opening with a beveled edge.
Made with a high quality green plastic that will not chip.
Scoops have a large built-in hole for hanging.
Comfortable & balanced.
Three sizes to choose from.
A - Large: Total length is 16" long (including handle). The Scoop is 6" wide, 11" long and 3" deep.
B - Medium: Total length is 13 " long (including handle). The Scoop is 4 1/2" wide, 9" long and 3 1/2" deep.
C - Small: Total length is 11" long (including handle). The Scoop is 4" wide, 8" long and 2 1/2" deep.