We highly recommend Seramis special compost for orchids as a ready-to-use-mix, it is ideal for use in our Orchitop. When using for terrestric growing Orchids e.g. Lady´s Slipper you can use it out of the box. In all other cases you should sieve it and remove all particles 4mm in diameter and smaller.

If you prefer to mix your substrate yourself we recommend to use Kiwí Orchid Bark (KOB) and Seramis rugged clay granulate at a volumen ratio 2:1. In our opinion this is the best mix you can offer to your orchids. You get both ingredients in our shop

We import the KOB for you in an energy-efficient manner by sea directly from the producer in New Zealand, Bark Products Taranaki. Kiwi Orchid Bark has clear advantages over European bark due to the higher content of essential oils and decomposes much more slowly, so you don’t have to repot as often. This also conserves natural resources – as soon as you open the KOB pack you will know what we are talking about. Seramis delivers the coarse clay granules (this one is not commercially available, only from us) directly to us. You can get both substrate components in our webshop.

The best time to repot your orchids is between March and June. But even between July and September repotting is possible.

Except of this time slot you can repot your Orchids when the following situation apply:

-orchid is not flowering
-orchid is flowering/growing spikes or buds but already is at it´s new location at your home for 4-6 weeks in minimum

It is also important that the pot is not chosen too large. The root volume must always be in a sensible relationship to the substrate volume so that the roots are not moist for too long and can sometimes dry out. If in doubt, it is better to choose the smaller pot size, lead a few roots through the rods to the outside into the saucer area and water more often.


Orchitop S

0,5 L

Orchitop M

1,5 L

Orchitop L

2,5 L


1.REMOVE ORCHID2021-12-28T11:06:53+01:00

Remove your orchid carefully from the pot and remove any old substrate by shaking slightly.

2. PREPARE ORCHID2021-12-28T11:08:25+01:00

Remove dead roots with sharp scissors.

3. FILL IN COMPOST2021-12-28T11:09:13+01:00

Fill about 2 cm of new substrate into the Orchitop and arrange all roots equally in the Orchitop.

In case you use Seramis Mix for Orchids please sieve the mix when using it for epiphytic growing orchids so that all parts smaller 0,5cm.

If you repot a Vanda please fill half of the Orchitop with orchid mix and put long roots between the poles outside and lay into the coaster.

Important notice when repotting Vanda:
– only repot Vanda in bark mix when you have experience
– only transpose younger plants or plants with not too much roots from mix-free culture to culture in bark mix
– only use mix with granulation 0,8 – 1,5cm
-fill 50% of Orchitop with mix, then put in plant

4. PUT IN ORCHID2021-12-28T11:09:51+01:00

Fill in new substrate and knock slightly on the Orchitop to make sure that all roots are in touch with the substrate and that there is no empty space in the Orchitop. Put long roots, which have been put between the poles, into the coaster area so that they get wet when water is filled into the coaster (only epiphytic growing orchids). This is very important for Vanda, because these orchids should only be watered from below.

5. PLACE ORCHID BACK2021-12-28T11:10:37+01:00

Place the orchid back to its original location (no direct sun).

6. FIRST WATERING AFTER 24 HOURS2021-12-28T11:13:08+01:00

To avoid infections and to make sure that small wounds can close, water after 24 hours. When watering the first time after repotting and the orchid mix was very dry or dusty please water once from above (e.g. in bathtube and flush compost completely) before you switch over to watering from below. Bydoing this the mix gets a basic moisture which is important for the capillarity effect.

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