We sell this
as a two-part orchid potting medium. Its an ideal mix is for orchids
that dont like to get over-dry. The base mix begins with our Medium
Grade Orchid Potting Mix. Then we and add tree fern fiber and coconut
husk chips to it. We use this Magic mix in the bottom of the pot; and
top dress with our Fine Grade Tri-Mix.
We've found that this layered method works like MAGIC for slipper
orchids and the fine-rooted orchids (you know, the ones that get accordion-leaves
when you don't water them enough). The coconut husk chips are like little
sponges in the mix (you can actually squeeze water from them) and they
keep the mix moist for a longer period of time. We top dress
with the Fine Grade Tri-Mix because those moisture retentive coconut husk
chips can cause rot if they sit next to the plant itself for too long.
It is best soaked overnight before using.