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.
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
REQUIRED COMPOST FOR ORCHITOP:
Orchitop S: ca. 0,5 litre // Orchitop M: ca. 1,5 litre // Orchitop L: ca. 2,5 litre
WE WILL SHOW YOU HERE HOW TO REPOT YOUR ORCHID INTO ORCHITOP
For detailed information please klick at the single steps.
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.
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.