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Why our baskets
Unlike many other orchid supplies, at Orchidmate we design and manufacture the wood orchid baskets ourselves. Each of our wooden baskets is carefully handcrafted from Acacia auriculiformis, a rot resistant hardwood, by our skilled artisans. They are proven to last for at least five years even in a high humidity tropical climate. The baskets come with many different unique novel shapes including hexagon, octagon, round, pyramid, and half-moon. Our round wood orchid baskets are considered the most beautiful ones in the market.
More importantly, openings on the baskets facilitate drainage and air circulation that orchid roots need. This brings the growing environment closer to the natural habitat of orchids. For the first 2-3 months after reporting in our wood baskets you may need to water your orchids more frequently (once every 3-4 days). After that period when the potting media can absorb water better, your orchids will thrive as their roots will never rot in the basket. Orchids always bloom much better and the blooms last longer when their root system is stronger.
What can grow in these baskets
Our orchid baskets are generally designed to be deeper (taller) than the regular square Vanda baskets in the market, so that they can be used for most of orchids (such as Cattleya, Laelia, Dendrobium, Brassavola, Stanhopea, Epidendrum, Lycaste, Masdevallia, Miltonia, Odontoglossum, Oncidium, Phalaenopsis). As can be seen in the gallery our Laelia and Cattleya grow and bloom extremely well in these baskets. We offer wooden baskets with various sizes (4″ to 14″) to accommodate from seedling to specimen orchids. They can be used either as hanging baskets or table top ones. Most of the popular growing media, such as bark, sphagnum moss, coconut husk, charcoal can be used with these wooden orchid baskets. If you wish to use small-sized potting mixes, a thin liner of coconut fibers can be placed inside the basket.
MODEL SIZE NOTE PRICE QTY. ADD TO CART SQ-1 4 inch 4" square vanda basket $4.00 SQ-2 5 inch 5" square vanda basket $5.25 SQ-3 6 inch 6" square vanda basket $8.00 SQ-4 7 inch 7" square wooden basket $8.00 SQ-5 8 inch 8" square wooden basket $9.50 SQ-7 10 inch 10" square wooden basket $12.00 SQ-S 4-10 inch SQ1-SQ7 set of 6 $40.00SQ-3S (Out of stock) 6 inch 6" square wood slat mount $5.25SQ-5S 8 inch 8" square wood slat mount $6.50SQ-7S (Out of stock) 10 inch 10" square wood slat mount $8.25
Hexagon and Octagon Models
MODEL SIZE NOTE PRICE QTY. ADD TO CART HE-1 4 inch 4" hexagonal orchid basket $4.50 HE-2 5 inch 5" hexagonal orchid basket $6.25 HE-3 6 inch 6" hexagonal orchid basket $8.25 HE-S 4-6 inch HE1-HE3 set of 3 $16.50 OC-1 6 inch 6" octagonal orchid basket $8.00 OC-2 7 inch 7" octagonal orchid basket $9.00 OC-3 8 inch 8" octagonal orchid basket $11.50 OC-S 6-8 inch OC1-OC3 set of 3 $25.50
MODEL SIZE NOTE PRICE QTY. ADD TO CART RO-1 6 inch 6" round wood basket $5.75 RO-2 8 inch 8" round wood basket $8.00 RO-3 10 inch 10" round wood basket $10.25 RO-4 12 inch 12" round wood basket $12.75 RO-5 14 inch 14" round wood basket $15.50
MODEL SIZE NOTE PRICE QTY. ADD TO CART HM-1 6 inch 6" wide hanging basket $8.50 HM-2 7 inch 7" wide hanging basket $11.00 HM-3 8 inch 8" wide hanging basket $13.75 HM-4 9 inch 9" wide hanging basket $17.50
Pyramid and RecHex Models
MODEL SIZE NOTE PRICE QTY. ADD TO CART PY-1 6 inch 6" pyramid wooden basket $7.25 PY-2 8 inch 8" pyramid wooden basket $10.00 PY-3 10 inch 10" pyramid wooden basket $14.50 RH-2 8×15 inch 8"x15" rectangle hexagon basket $15.00
Other Orchid Supplies
MODEL SIZE NOTE PRICE QTY. ADD TO CART HA-1 27 inch 3-wire orchid basket hanger $0.90 HA-2 27 inch 4-wire orchid basket hanger $1.20 CO-1 1/4 lbs Coconut husk fiber $4.00
*All dimensions are approximate.
OUR ORCHID MIX INGREDIENTS
Since first introduced into the US from New Zealand more than 15 years ago, Orchiata orchid bark has been trusted by even the pickiest orchid hobbyists and commercial growers. Orchiata biggest advantage over a regular orchid bark is it lasts for much longer. When using regular orchid bark, we usually have to repot our orchids every year. With Orchiata bark, we only need to do it once every 4-5 years. It is even longer than that when the bark is used along with wood baskets. Orchiata bark can be used as a standalone potting medium. It can be also blended with several growing media to make an even better orchid mix. For the first a couple of months in use, Orchiata stays relatively dry. It does not absorb much water. However, it holds up water very well after that, providing a humid and stable environment for your orchid roots to thrive.
Spagmoss Premier from Besgrow has the highest quality in the market. This AAA grade sphagnum moss has length of at least 6 inch for 50% of the product. After being harvested the moss is gone thought a thorough cleaning and drying process to remove all contamination, making it super clean. As sphagnum moss can absorb and retain a lot of water, it is great for seedlings, which a more stable growing condition. The moss can also stimulate new root growth on newly repotted orchids. It can be used as a stand-alone orchid medium or added to orchid mix to make it more water retentive. When repotting our orchids, we usually add a thin layer of moss on top of wood baskets or plastic pot, which always dries faster than the bottom, to create a more uniform humidity distribution. Depending on your growing conditions, this moss can last up to 4-5 years.
Horticultural charcoal is proven to be a very effective additive to orchid mixes. It helps absorb impurities in water and fertilizers. It does not break down over time. In high humidity areas such as Florida and Hawaii, charcoal can be even used as a stand-alone orchid growing medium. Our premium charcoal is produced specifically for orchids. It is made of hardwood without any chemical and additive. When repoting our orchids we usually add a thin layer of coarse horticulture charcoal at the bottom of the pot/basket. It is to prevent root rot as charcoal absorb very little water.
Perlite and Hydroton
Like horticulture charcoal, perlite and clay pebbles do not break down over time. Thanks to their excellent air holding capacity, they are usually added to orchid mixes to in a small amount to improve drainage and prevent root rot. They should not be used as a stand-alone orchid media as they are very lightweight, and thus do not provide a firm/stable substrate for orchid roots to establish. We carry coarse perlite (#4) by Mother Earth and the original expanded clay pebbles from Hydroton, which are the best perlite and clay pebbles available for orchid growers.
Cart QTY 3-4 5-6 7- Discount 10% 15% 20% MODEL SIZE NOTE PRICE QTY. ADD TO CART Orchiata #1 1 gallon Precision 1/4" – fine orchid bark $11.00 Orchiata #2 1 gallon Classic 3/8" – fine medium bark $11.00 Orchiata #3 1 gallon Power 1/2" – medium bark $11.00 Orchiata #4 1 gallon Power plus 3/4" – medium coarse bark $11.00 Orchiata #5 1 gallon Super 1" – coarse orchid bark $11.00 CHAR-1 1 gallon Horticultural charcoal 3/8"- fine medium $11.00 CHAR-2 1 gallon Horticultural charcoal 3/4"- medium coarse $11.00 HYDR-1 1 gallon Hydroton original clay pebbles $11.00 PERL-1 1 gallon Horticultural perlite 1/2" – coarse $11.00 MOSS-1 150 grams (12L) New Zealand sphagnum moss – AAA grade $15.50 Orchiata #1 40 liter bag Precision 1/4" – fine orchid bark $59.00 Orchiata #2 40 liter bag Classic 3/8" – fine medium bark $59.00 Orchiata #3 40 liter bag Power 1/2" – medium bark $59.00 Orchiata #4 40 liter bag Power plus 3/4" – medium coarse bark $59.00 Orchiata #5 40 liter bag Super 1" – coarse orchid bark $59.00
If you do not want to order the potting media and blend them yourself, let us do it for you. Our premium orchid mixes are hand blended using the above top-quality ingredients. We come up with the mixing ratio based on literature research (including AOS magazine, orchid forums, and local orchid societies) and our own orchid growing experience. The orchid mixes range from a very fine one (the most water retentive) to a very coarse one (the least water retentive). This makes our orchid mixes suitable for most (if not all) of orchids available today including Phalaenopsis, Cattleya, Oncidium, Dendrobium, Cymbidium, and Vanda.
MIX ORCHIATA BARK CHARCOAL PERLITE HYDROTON SPHAGNUM MOSS #1 70% (#2) 15% (#1 fine) 10% 5% 15 grams/gallons #2 60% (#2) 20% (#1 fine) 10% 10% 7 grams/gallons #3 60% (#3) 20% (#2 coarse) 10% 10% 0% #4 50% (#4) 25% (#2 coarse) 15% 10% 0% #4 40% (#5) 35% (#2 coarse) 15% 10% 0%
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MODEL SIZE NOTE PRICE QTY. ADD TO CART MIX #1 1 gallon Super high moisture retention mix $12.50 MIX #2 1 gallon High moisture retention orchid mix $12.50 MIX #3 1 gallon Medium moisture retention orchid mix $12.50 MIX #4 1 gallon Low medium moisture retention orchid mix $12.50 MIX #5 1 gallon Low moisture retention orchid mix $12.50
HOW TO REPOT USING OUR ORCHID MIXES