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Premium Aroid and Hoya Potting Mix

Our Aroid & Hoya Potting Mix can be used to grow most Aroid, Hoya and epiphytic type plants. It can be used as a general potting mix for indoor plants, succulents and bonsai trees. The unique blend of orchid bark, tree fern fibre, pumice, crushed hardwood charcoal and earthworm castings creates a potting mix that encourages exceptional root growth and plant development. 

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Below are some of the properties of our Aroid Potting Mix.

  • Good Drainage/Aeration: The ingredients used create a non-clumping substrate and allow for the free movement of air and moisture throughout the root zone, which will help prevent root rot. This will also encourage more and thicker roots to develop. 
  • Moisture: The mix will hold sufficient water without becoming waterlogged. The water will be held in reserve so to speak and released to plants as they need it. The gradual release of water improves plant growth.
  • Moisture Distribution: The moisture will be fairly evenly distributed throughout the pot. This means that most of the root system will have access to moisture and nutrients. In turn, healthy roots will assist with developing stems, foliage, and flowers/fruit.
  • Slow Release of Nutrients: The improved cation exchange capacity will hold onto some of the nutrients in your fertiliser and gradually release them to the roots.
  • Promotes Microbial Populations: Creates an optimal environment for the development of beneficial microbe populations.
  • Growth Stimulants: Contains natural plant growth stimulates.
  • Less Salt Build Up: Using a quality fertiliser like Dyna Gro will result in hardly any salt build-up in the mix. This contributes to creating a healthy root mass.
  • Improve Root Health: Some of the ingredients used to create this mix have been observed to reduce root related disease.

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When to water your plant.

We have found that watering once every two to three days in summer and once four to five days in winter works for most plants. This can vary depending on:

  • Rate of transpiration, i.e. how much water your plants lose through the leaves (photosynthesis). Plants with a big leaf canopy will consume more water than plants that a few leaves.
  • Relative humidity and temperature. The less humidity and colder temperatures will affect how much water evaporates from the surface of the potting mix. If you live in a colder part of New Zealand your potting will take longer to dry out to the warmer areas.


Transplant Shock

Before you repot your plant soak it in a solution of fertiliser and seaweed. Seaweed contains plant growth hormones and other biological compounds that stimulate plants to grow and help with overcoming stress. It is good practice to use seaweed weekly for the next six weeks. Doing this will helps your plants overcome the effects of repotting and get them settled and growing in their new home.

A monthly feed of seaweed helps all plants to grow better. 

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