The Scotts Company Miracle Gro "Miracle Gro" Orchid Potting Mix (89178300) 89178300 (211975) Reviews
Click to see larger image

The Scotts Company Miracle Gro "Miracle Gro" Orchid Potting Mix (89178300) 89178300 (211975)

4 ratings (4 Epinions reviews)
Epinions Product Rating: Excellent
5 stars
2
4 stars
1
3 stars
2 stars
1
1 star
Share This!
  Ask friends for feedback

Use This If You Want Your Orchid To Stay Alive

Apr 11, 2008
Review by  
Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:cost effective, great for almost all species of orchids

Cons:needs to be changed or rotated frequently

The Bottom Line: Miracle Gro's Orchid Soil is superior compared to other brands. It gets the job done at a fraction of the cost.


I used to work as a florist, and people would come into the store all the time with dead orchids and ask what they did wrong. There were several horror stories, and the person would usually kill it because they didn't follow the instructions. I always recommended Miracle Gro Orchid Potting Mix to my customers. To convince them of the benefits, I would state some of the follow reasons: Miracle Gro's potting mix allows ventilation for the roots, the bigger chips of the soil provide room for the orchid to expand, the soil tends to absorb the extra water, it's cheaper than some of the other brands, and it's easier to handle when you are relocating the orchid to another pot.

1) Miracle Gro's orchid soil is especially designed for orchids. Orchids don't grow in the ground, they grow on the side of trees, and stuff. Their root systems aren't meant to sit in damp soil for very long, it would drown the plant. The soil in Miracle Gro's bag is not technically soil, it's more like wood chips. With everything not quite so compressed in the pot, the orchid can breath easier.

2) The chips in the soil are pretty darn big, which makes it much easier for the roots of the orchid to expand and move. Orchid roots don't grow down, they grow out. They are tough, and stringy, so it helps the orchid tremendously if the soil has bigger pellets. Miracle Gro does a great job at this, plus they provide several sizes for differnt species and sizes of orchids.

3)Orchids either need to be watered from the bottom, or the excess water needs to drain off quickly. Orchids grow where it's humid out, so they get most of their water from the humidity, not runoff water. The soil chips in Miracle Gro act as little sponges, absorbing all that extra water the plant doesn't need, and then it will evaporate off the top.

4) Orchids need specific kinds of soil, they are very picky plants. Miracle Gro has a great variety, but this particular kind seems to do the trick with most plants. Most brands, however, if they have an orchid soil, price it double or triple that of regular potting soil. Miracle Gro is maybe a dollar more per pound, than say, Shultz, who normally runs about three dollars more per pound.

5)Every master gardener knows that when a plant outgrows it's pot, it's got to be relocated. This is very hard if the soil is wet. When transplanting with Miracle Gro Orchid Soil, the chunks are big enough that they sweep right off your hands, pants, and patio. Most soils, even other brands of orchid soil leave dark stains and smear into clothes, the patio, etc.This is not an issue with Miracle Gro's Orchid Potting Soil.


Recommend this product? Yes


Share this product review with your friends   
Share This!


Related Deals You Might Like...

(6) Scotts Miracle Gro 32 Oz 12-8-4 Liquid All Purpose Plant Food 1001501

(6) Scotts Miracle Gro 32 Oz 12-8-4 Liquid All Purpose Plant Food 1001501

Lot sale of 6 ( 1 full case) new 32 ounce bottle of Scott's Miracle Gro Liquid All Purpose Plant Food 12-8-4, # 1001501, item 338285. (6) bottles , Mi...
eBay

$44.99

+$13.65 shipping
Miracle-Gro Plant Food

Miracle-Gro Plant Food

Miracle-Gro Plant Food
Sears Marketplace
Scotts Company 8 Oz Miracle-gro 1000992

Scotts Company 8 Oz Miracle-gro 1000992

Scotts Company 8 Oz Miracle-Gro 1000992 Water Soluble; For All Vegetables, Flowers, Roses, Tomatoes, Shrubs, Fruits, Trees, Lawns Evergreens/House Pla...
eBay

$19.43

FREE Shipping
Miracle-gro Organic Choice All Purpose Plant Food Concentrate Ready-spray 32oz.

Miracle-gro Organic Choice All Purpose Plant Food Concentrate Ready-spray 32oz.

All Purpose Plant Food helps grow big, more beautiful plants...naturally. Ready-Spray system automatically applies plant food evenly at the correct ra...
eBay

$10.45

+$10.00 shipping
Miracle-gro All Purpose Liquid Plant Food Jug, 32-ounce, 1001501,

Miracle-gro All Purpose Liquid Plant Food Jug, 32-ounce, 1001501,

Listing Payment Shipping Handling Returns Exchanges Store Contact Payment We want to ensure that all of our buyers are offered all the benefits that e...
eBay

$7.16

FREE Shipping
Scotts Company 1.5lb Miracle-gro 1001122

Scotts Company 1.5lb Miracle-gro 1001122

Scotts Company 1.5lb Miracle-Gro 1001122 Water Soluble; For All Vegetables, Flowers, Roses, Tomatoes, Shrubs, Fruits, Trees, Lawns Evergreens/House Pl...
eBay

$21.62

FREE Shipping
Miracle-Gro Fertilizer. Next Generation Garden Feeder

Miracle-Gro Fertilizer. Next Generation Garden Feeder

Shop for Garden Center at The Home Depot. Miracle-Gro Garden Feeder 1 lb. Fertilizer is an easy way to feed and water your garden at the same time. It...
Home Depot

$10.48

+$5.99 shipping
Miracle-gro 1001502 Liquid All Purpose Plant Food, 32 Oz

Miracle-gro 1001502 Liquid All Purpose Plant Food, 32 Oz

Highlights:Size: 32 Oz Analysis: 12-4-8 Formulated for all season use for all types of plants, vegetables and houseplants Fast acting liquid formula U...
eBay

$5.99

+$6.50 shipping