Westland Orchid Compost – 10 litre bag


This specialist compost contains three essential ingredients critical for the successful development of healthy orchids.

Orchids are beautiful plants with an astonishing variety of sizes, shapes and colours. To enjoy the beauty of these plants, they need to be potted in a well-drained, moisture retentive compost mixture, so that the roots take up both water and nourishment.

Westland Orchid Compost – Key Details

  • Contains three essentials: organic matter, bark and wood fibre
  • Excellent drainage properties
  • Balanced nutrients
  • Formula incorporates properties needed for first class root development

Why Use Westland Orchid Compost?

  • Organic matter is essential for retaining moisture and nutrients, slowly breaking down to release them
  • Bark creates a free draining compost, keeping roots dry
  • Wood fibre creates an open compost structure allowing roots to develop through the whole volume of the container, allowing effective nutrient uptake
Re-Potting Orchids

Re-pot Orchids when they have outgrown their container, when the compost needs replacing or just after flowering or during the period when new growth and new roots appear.

Remove dead and shrivelled roots but leave compost attached to healthy white roots. Don’t worry if a few roots grow outside the pot; re-pot only when growth begins to suffer.

Feeding & Caring for Orchids

Westland Orchid Compost will supply your plant with the nutrients needed for strong healthy growth. During the growing and flowering season, containerised Orchids may require a helping hand and can benefit from the application of a specialist fertiliser, such as Westland’s Orchid Plant Food. Feed every third watering in the active growing season and every sixth watering in the winter season.

Orchids need to be grown in humid conditions, however few orchids will tolerate wet compost, therefore allow the compost to become almost dry before watering.

Orchid Gardening Care Tips

  • Avoid over watering
  • Place plants in bright positions but avoid direct sunlight if possible
  • Avoid large fluctuations in room temperatures as this may cause leaf drop
  • Store Orchid compost in a frost free place away from weed killers and other garden chemicals