orchids - Knowledgebase Question

Orange, Ca
Question by bnbntrout
February 8, 2011
what is a soil mix for orchids. I want to transfer my small orchid to a larger pot. Is Miracle Grow okay.


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Answer from NGA
February 8, 2011

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Orchids require a fast draining potting mix. You can purchase a bag of Orchid Mix potting soil or you can make your own by adding bark chips to regular potting soil. I wouldn't use straight potting soil, though, because it will hold too much moisture and lead to root rot. Best wishes with your orchid!

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