Orchiata is a sustainable orchid growing substrate produced from the finest quality, 100% pure New Zealand Pinus radiata bark. Pinus radiata is sourced from renewable, man made forests ensuring availability into the future.
New ZealandPinus radiata is a hard and stable bark compared to other pine species; however, it needs to be processed from its raw state. Our unique natural process creates a high quality, stable, long lasting, toxin free, consistent growing substrate available in different sizes for your specific growing needs.
Our process allows Orchiata to hold water and nutrients on the outside layer of each chip, as well as creating a slightly rough surface for roots to anchor to. Pathogens do not survive this process, however beneficial micro-organisms remain.
Orchiata retains the best attributes of Pinus radiata, and combines them with longevity, ability to rewet quickly and long term stability. 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.
There is no longer a need for you to refine your orchid potting media as we have done all of the work for you!
All of our Besgrow bark products, including Orchiata, are produced from sustainable, renewable New Zealand Pinus radiata forests.