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Kiwi Orchid Bark Products and Grades

Kiwi Orchid Bark is primarily used to grow orchids in but can also be used as ornamental bark and in reptile or other animal enclosures due to its high quality and natural state. 

Our Pinus Radiata Kiwi Orchid Bark makes a perfect orchid growing media due to its hardness, which means the bark long lasting (3+ years) and orchids require less repotting. The natural pH level of the bark and our ability to process fresh bark within days of the trees being felled, allows the bark to maintain its structure for longer with little to no pH fluctuation, leading to a healthier root system.

Our specialized plant with over 20 years of redesigning and refining processes means the bark comes out uniform and clean in five different grades to meet all your growing needs.

No#1 Kiwi Orchid Bark

This is a new bark we are producing since 2021, approx. 3-6 mm in size.

No#1 bark is perfect for seedlings and young orchids when in flasks, it can be mixed with No#2 bark as the plant grows and gets repotted.

No#2 Kiwi Orchid Bark

This bark is approx. 3-9 mm in size.  It can be used for Disa and Masdevalias species and other orchid genera. Orchid growers also use it for deflasking and seedlings.

Some growers use if as a Sphagnum Moss replacement for certain species.

No#3 Kiwi Orchid Bark

This is the most popular of our Kiwi Orchid Bark range and well established in the national and international market.  This bark is approx. 8-20 mm in size.              

This product is widely used for small to medium sized  Cymbidiums and also used or Cattleyas, Vandas, Phalaenopsis etc.

No#4 Kiwi Orchid Bark

This bark is approx. 20-25 mm in size.

It is very popular and is often used for Large Cymbidium plants.

No#5 Kiwi Orchid Bark

At approx. 25-50 mm in size No.#5 Kiwi Orchid Bark is the largest size we produce. 

It is used for genera where the larger plants should be allowed to dry out between each application of water like Cattleya. Also can be placed on the bottom of a pot for increased drainage where grade 2, 3 or 4 is used above.

3 Fine Bark (3FB)

3FB stands for Fresh Fine Fibrous Bark. This bark, as the name suggests, consists of small, stingy particles of bark that is a great Sphagnum Moss replacement.


It has excellent water retention and can be used to grow orchids on its own, or mixed with other media (such as No# 1 and 2 Kiwi Orchid Bark, or moss. Its small size makes it ideal to use for orchid seedlings straight from the flask. 

You can grow Pleonies, Disa and Masdevallia in, as well as other species and seedlings. 

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