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This is a discussion on Orchiata within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Has anyone heard of this product (Orchiata http://www.orchiata.com/ ) or used it? I was sent ...

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    Has anyone heard of this product (Orchiata http://www.orchiata.com/) or used it? I was sent some information but don't know if it is worth the investment. I guess the bottom line is there are all kinds of "stuff" in which one could grow orchids. And if it is something that works for you, great... there is no replacement for good growing habits... not even some "flash in the pants" medium. Just wanted to find out other people's experience.

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    I have heard of this, but bark doesn't seem to work well long term in my conditions. My philosophy is that there is no miracle medium that is going to work wonders in every person's growing conditions. If bark works well for you, you might give it a try on a few plants and see what happens. I did that with Aussie Gold on my Paphs. I read reviews on it and there was both good and bad. The company of course claims it will solve all the world's problems (or at least those involving growing orchids ). The few plants that I experimented did well, and in fact, my Paph. fairrieanum loves the stuff and is going absolutely crazy. You should see all the roots . I have since potted the majority of my Paphs in that mix and they seem to be doing well, at least so far.

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    I agree, Sue. It isn't necessarily the mix that rewards us with great plants; it's the mixer who has perfected a technique that works best under specific conditions that may be unique to that situation. This stuff isn't cheap! It is $18.95 for 1.5CF, $3.00 handling and $26.00 shipping to my location in Michigan... that's almost $50.00!!!!!!!!

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