Orchiata Bark 9-12mm (Orchids, Aroids, Bromeliads)

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8 reviews

Size: 5L
Sale price$15.00 Regular price$16.00

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Orchiata is the number 1 Orchid Bark used all over the world, the potting mix is Manufactured in New Zealand using premium-grade Pinus Radiata bark.

The Bark is aged, not composted, which means it will not further compost and break down, meaning it will last for several years. With five separate grades, it will be easy to choose your ideal mix to suit whatever you are growing, from Tissue culture, Phalaenopsis to large Cymbidiums.

9-12mm; suits young & mature orchids; a good size for second potting

  • Orchid-friendly substrate known for superior quality.
  • During ageing, beneficial micro-organisms thrive; pathogens eliminated.
  • Outer bark holds water and nutrients; inner bark remains stable.
  • Uniform chip size ensures consistent hydration and longevity.
  • Promises unmatched performance for optimal orchid growth.
Saves Time & Money
  • Ready to use straight from the bag; no initial flushing needed.
  • pH balanced and doesn’t break down in the pot.
  • Beneficial micro-organisms resist pathogens for healthier roots.
  • Reduces repotting frequency and accelerates growth.
  • Offers potential labour cost savings and increased plant value.
  • Produced from sustainable and renewable resources.
  • Bark sourced from managed forests in New Zealand, ensuring sustainability.
  • 100% natural, organic and renewable New Zealand resource
  • Aged bark holds water and nutrients on outer surface
  • Ideal wet/dry cycle for orchids
  • Promotes healthy plant growth
  • Very hard physical structure - will not compost
  • Ideal for both hobbyist and commercial growers
  • Use straight from the bag
  • pH 5.5 – 6.5
  • EC <0.3 mS/cm
  • Moisture <15%
  • Nitrogen fixed for stable EC
  • Uniform chip size in bag
  • Versatile, ideal growing media for a variety of orchid species


Often you will see a fine whitish grey layer of fungi on Orchiata when you open the bag. These are most likely Penicillium or Paecilomyces. These are not detrimental to your plants; they are often beneficial as they help to prevent the colonisation of pathogenic fungi.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
V. Besse
First time buyer

I highly recommend this for use as a larger aroid mix base . I am about to order #9 to pot up my other smaller ferns, orchids etc.
Quality produce at a reasonable price

Barking mad

My repotted orchids are absolutely loving the Orchiata bark!!

Georgette Whiting
Prompt delivery

Thanks l recieved my parcel promptly and was very satisfied with the product. Will definitely be ordering more from you guys!

Steven Walstab
Relentless Quality

Greenthumbs cured my Brownthumbs and is now my Favourite goto for my plants... planty needs!👍🏻

Angela pearson
Absolutely prefect size

Great size for a diy aroid mix. Dr Greenthumbs is great for everything i need for my houseplants and my fruits and veges and at extremely great prices. I recommend there products to everyone and am definitely buying more in the future when i run out

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