• Contains a coarse bark mix providing good draining and aeration which is important to orchids
  • Contains a biostimulant for plant & root health
  • Contains controlled release fertiliser that will feed your plants for up to 6 months

Yates Specialty Potting Mix Orchids is specially formulated as a small to medium grade coarse mix, providing good draining which is important to orchids. The controlled release fertiliser added to this specialty mix will continuously feed your plants for up to 6 months. Repot once the plant’s roots have completely filled their pot.


How to use

Directions for use

For best results do not mix Yates Speciality Potting Mix Orchids with any other material.  Use straight from the bag and seal tightly after use to avoid the mix drying out.

Step 1: Water the plant thoroughly before repotting and leave to drain.

Step 2: Select a pot with good drainage holes, only slightly larger than the current pot.

Step 3: Partly fill the new pot with Yates Speciality Potting Mix Orchids.

Step 4: Invert the pot and gently tap the orchid out.  Remove any dead or damaged roots.

Step 5: Place the orchid in the new pot, add more of the mix around the plant and gently pat down.  Do not plant the orchid deeper than the original bark level.

Step 6: Water thoroughly and allow to drain.



This product is made from organic materials, including composted pinebark, and contains living organisms, including bacteria, fungi and protozoa. May also contain mineral and fertiliser additives.

Inhaltaion of dust and/or liquid mists may irritate, inflame or sensitise the nose, throat and lungs resulting in illnesses ranging from hayfever or asthma, to pneumonia (eg Legionnaire's disease) or pneumonia-like illnesses. Direct contact with this material or its dust and/or liquid mists (bioaerosols) may cause skin irritation (dermatitis), and skin or eye infection or irritation. People particularly at risk are those suffering from asthma or allergies, and those whose immune defence systems are compromised.

Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Avoid breathing dust and/or liquid mists (bioaerosols). Wear suitable protective clothing and standard duty gloves (AS/NZS 2161.). If exposed to dust and/or liquid mists, also wear dust resistant eye protection (AS/NZS 1336) and particulate respirator (AS/NZS 1715 and 1716). Wash thoroughly immediately after handling. Wash work clothes regularly. | Clean up by wet sweeping or vacuuming. Store this product in a cool location.

First Aid:
Irrigate eyes with plenty of water for 10 minutes. Wash skin with soap and water. Seek medical attention for any persistent skin, eye or respiratory symptoms.

Follow above safety precautions and collect in containers for disposal as trade waste in accordance with local authority guidelines. Refer to the Safety data sheet for this product which is available from Yates Australia.

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