Scotts Osmocote® Orchid Coarse Mix

Scotts Osmocote® Orchid Coarse Mix

Main product features
With fertiliser
With fertiliser
Encourages stronger root development
Encourages stronger root development

Osmocote® Orchid Coarse Premium Potting Mix has been developed by horticultural experts to provide the ideal moisture and nutrient environment for healthier plants.

This formulation provides the ideal growing environment for a broad range of epiphytic orchids including Cattleya, Oncidiums and Dendrobiums.

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FEATURES

  • Nitrogen - For healthy growth
  • Wetting Agent - Ensures nutrients get to the root zone
  • Orchid Bark - Provides ideal aeration for roots
  • Free Draining - Stimulates the growing conditions of epiphytic plants
  • Calcium - Supports nutrient uptake and stronger plant cells
  • Epiphytic Orchids - Ideal for Epiphytic Orchids such as Cattleyas, Oncidiums & Dendrobiums

 

SUITABLE FOR

  • Ideal for Epiphytic Orchids such as Cattleyas, Oncidiums & Dendrobiums
  • Safe to use for new plants - the controlled release of nutrients means it will not burn soft leaves or tender young roots

NOT SUITABLE FOR

  • Don't use for phosphorus sensitive Australian native ground orchids like greenhoods, donkey and sun orchids - use Scotts Osmocote® Professional Native Potting & Planting Mix instead
  • Don't use in hydroponic growing systems or ponds
  • Don't use on lawns - use only specifically named lawn topdress soils on grassed areas

HOW TO USE

Osmocote® Orchid Coarse Premium Potting Mix is ready to use straight from the bag with no further additives required.

  1. Select a pot that will comfortably accommodate the plant for the next 2 years.
  2. Place the plant into the pot ensuring the bulb is level with the top of the pot.
  3. Fill new mixture around the root system while holding the plant, gently tap the top to work the mix around the root system.
  4. Lightly water and place in a warm, sunny location.

 

ONGOING PLANT CARE

  • Osmocote® Orchid Coarse Premium Potting Mix contains a balanced fertiliser but additional fertiliser may be required in time, depending on plant needs.
  • Plants should be watered immediately after potting and frequently enough to ensure the mix remains moist but not wet. Avoid allowing plants to dry out.
  • Plants should be divided and repotted with new potting mix when they outgrow the pot or after 2 years.

 

WHEN TO USE

  • Orchids are best repotted in mid Spring, or immediately after they have finished flowering
  • Avoid Winter or Summer as the extremes of temperature may stress plants

 

SAFETY TIPS

Always wear gloves when gardening.
If dusty, wear a particulate mask.

SAFETY INFORMATION

CAUTION: This product may cause staining of hard surfaces if wet. Avoid contact with hard surfaces and if contact does occur, sweep off immediately

When using potting mixes, we recommend the use of garden gloves to protect your hands

SAFETY FIRST: Read the instructions on the product packaging before use and take particular note of any warnings or cautions on the label 

See the Safety Data Sheet for this product

 

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Boosted levels of calcium (gypsum) assist in promoting strong, healthy plants capable of resisting diseases

 

Health and Safety

Always read the pack label and product instructions carefully before use. For further information relating to product safety please review the product data safety sheet link below.

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