Orchid Repotting Kit

Product Description

Orchid repotting for beginners may seem like a daunting task if you aren’t familiar but with the Perfect Plants Orchid Repotting Kit, it’s a breeze! This kit includes a 4 quart bag of Orchid Potting Mix and a 5 year supply of Orchid Fertilizer (for a single specimen) to freshen up and feed your orchid plants.

Use this orchid transplant kit for all your repotting needs. The orchid starter kit is perfect for all epiphytic plant types including Phalaenopsis orchids. Our orchid soil is formulated with pine bark, horticultural charcoal, pumice, & coconut coir chips to provide adequate aeration and moisture retention to encircling roots. Orchid fertilizer has an NPK ratio of 13-11-11 that supplies orchid plants with 1 full year of vitamins and minerals.

How to Repot an Orchid Plant

Orchid care & repotting is essential to keeping your beautiful flowering houseplants healthy and happy. Our repotting orchid kit provides nutrients & the perfect growing medium for a thriving orchid plant.

Here are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind when performing this simple task:

  1. Carefully remove the orchid from its current pot & remove any old potting medium
  2. Clean up the orchid roots by removing any bad or dead roots with sterile trimmers or scissors
  3. Gently place the orchid back in its grower pot or in a slightly larger pot that will fit the root system
  4. Refill the pot with the Orchid Potting Medium & the notated amount of orchid fertilizer based on the size pot it’s in
  5. Water the orchid thoroughly until water runs through the bottom of the pot but don’t let the roots sit in standing water to avoid root rot

When to Repot Orchids

The typical time to repot is every 1-3 years or as soon as the plant outgrows its current pot. You will know when it is time to renew the soil when the orchid bark mix that encompasses the twirling roots crumbles or dissipates in your hand. Additionally, the spiraling roots may become imposed on the pot or container. When aerial roots start to take over, you should repot the orchid plant to give it new soil and fertilizer.

Repotting orchids in bark is the best option for most plants because of its chunky consistency and high nitrogen content.

Check out the Orchid Grow Guide for more information on all your repotting needs.

Growing Zones All Zones
Special Features
  • Chunky, hand mixed formula for all orchid types
  • Orchid fertilizer lasts for 1 full year
  • Quality ingredients to provide lasting effect

Shipping Info

Once your Orchid Repotting Kit order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

upside down test

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

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Care

Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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