Orchiata Bark3-6 mm (Orchids, Aroids, Bromeliads)

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Size: 5L
Sale price$16.00 Regular price$18.00

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Orchiata orchid bark is a premium substrate made from New Zealand Pinus radiata bark that is sustainably harvested. During the bark's ageing process, beneficial micro-organisms proliferate and any pathogens are eliminated

Orchiata is carefully graded to produce a uniform and consistent product that is known worldwide for its durability and longevity.

The unique structure of Orchiata orchid bark provides excellent drainage and aeration for orchid roots, helping to prevent root rot and other issues. With a pH of around 5.5-6.5, Orchiata orchid bark is ideal for most orchids and can be used in a variety of growing conditions, making it a versatile option for orchid enthusiasts.

  • 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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