Besgrow Orchiata is a standalone orchid growing substrate that can be used directly from the bag.
Produced from 100% pure New Zealand Pinus radiata bark, it is a unique, stable substrate for potting and re-potting orchids. 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 Zealand Pinus 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.
The natural beneficial properties of New Zealand Pinus radiata are enhanced by our exceptional production processes. Specialised, purpose built machinery as well as manual labour is used to create Orchiata. At Pacific Bark the machinery and production systems are top quality allowing us to control the bark manufacturing process to tight specifications.
Our specialised production techniques are unique to our company.
The history, experience and technical information collected by Pacific Wide Group over 20plus years has allowed us to refine our process.
We have quality control procedures in place at all stages of processing to ensure Orchiata meets our quality standards. Throughout production great care is taken to ensure only the highest quality Orchiata leaves our factory.
Orchiata Grades / Sizes
3-6mm, our smallest chip size used mainly for young orchids or orchids seedlings (from flask). AFP 43-50%, WHC 52%
6-9mm, suits young orchids, a good size for second potting. AFP 47-52%, WHC 55%
9-12mm, suits young and mature orchids, a good size for second potting. AFP 49-53%, WHC 56.8%
12-18mm, suits mature orchids and orchids that require more AFP. AFP 50-54%, WHC 56.8%
What our customers have to say
As we began our 10th year as an orchid nursery, we were able to at last build a greenhouse specifically to house our Phalaenopsis inventory. When it was time to move in, we gathered our plants from the various locations among several older houses. Surveying the inventory, it was not a pretty sight. Many plants had been neglected - potting media, mostly sphagnum moss, was badly compromised. We knew the genetics was good on many of our plants so we began re-potting them in Orchiata bark. Within 30 days there were lots of new roots and in 90 days we had plants we were proud to offer to our customers. Orchiata made the difference.
Hadley has been breeding and growing Paphiopedilum orchids for the past 25 years. “Orchiata bark is one of the most significant growing improvements that I’ve made with orchids in the last 10 years! We all want a potting mix that will produce great roots, yet last as long as possible. Nothing I’ve tried accomplishes these goals better or longer than Orchiata”
In my 40+ years of orchid growing, I have tried just about every brand of bark and other potting media components out there, and had pretty much given up on using bark altogether. Then about 5-6 years ago I acquired a sample of Orchiata and I guarantee you that based upon my experience, I have never seen a better bark. PERIOD!