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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.
Horticultural charcoal is proven to be a very effective additive to orchid mixes. It helps absorb impurities in water and fertilizers. Our premium charcoal is made of hardwood without any chemical and additive.
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 order) 6 inch 6" square wood slat mount $5.25SQ-5S 8 inch 8" square wood slat mount $6.50SQ-7S 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
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 CH-1 1/2 gallons Horticultural charcoal – Medium $5.50 CH-2 1/2 gallons Horticultural charcoal – Coarse $5.50 CO-1 1/4 lbs Coconut husk fiber $4.00
*All dimensions are approximate.
DescriptionDelicate potted plants, such as orchids and roses require protection from physical damage during shipment. To pack a potted plant for shipment the potted plant is usually wrapped carefully with shredded paper and newspaper, then disposed within a box of suitable size. It is taped to the box to prevent movement of the plant. Any void in the box is then fully filled with packaging materials, such as shredded paper, newspaper, and foam peanuts to further retain the plant. This traditional method is very time and material consuming. The packaging materials add significant weight to the package. More importantly, it does not provide sufficient protection to the plant. Potmate is designed to solve all of the aforementioned problems.
Improve customer satisfaction
Potmate packing device is designed to withstand multiple drop/shock impacts in all orientations during shipment, preventing damage to the plants. Work very well for blooming orchids
Lower labor costs
This packing device allows a plant to be packed 2-3x or more faster than normal
Save on shipping costs
Packaging materials, such as shredded paper, wrapping paper, and foam peanuts, are not required. This could reduce the total shipping weight by up to 3 lbs
Tips and warning
- Before using Potmate to pack an orchid or a potted plant always tape the pot to hold the potting media in place
- Make sure the target surface of the box is clean prior to attaching Potmate. It is very important to firmly press over all the tape areas
- Stake and wrap spikes and/or blooms, if any, with soft packing materials, such as cotton, shredded cellophane paper, wax confetti, etc3
- Do not mix and match different Potmate and pot sizes. For example, do not use a 5” Potmate for a 4” pot, as this could induce excessive deflection of the packing device.
To test Potmate, more than one hundred orchids have been sold on eBay. Many of them were in spike and/or bloom. The orchids were packed for shipping using some early prototypes of Potmate. Here is real feedback from our customers:
Expert packing, healthy, graceful plant in bloom. Great seller and service!
Anna from California
Nice plant, well packed, arrived AOK. Fantastic device! Thanks
Roger from Colorado
Excellent packaging! Perfect plant!
Ray from Texas
Just wanted to let you know the orchid arrived safely despite horrible handling by the PO!! You did a great job packing the orchid and even marked the box (this end up). While the box arrived with “this end” down, the orchid, which was then upside down, still looked great!!
Barbara from Florida
MODEL SIZE (inch) WEIGHT (oz) PRICE PER UNIT VS. QUANTITY QTY (MIN 10) ADD TO CART PM-3 3 0.5 $0.94 $0.89 $0.83 $0.76 $0.68 PM-4 4 0.8 $1.40 $1.32 $1.22 $1.10 $0.97 PM-5 5 1.2 $1.86 $1.76 $1.62 $1.46 $1.29 PM-6 6 1.8 $2.33 $2.20 $2.03 $1.83 $1.62