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This substrate is very easy to work with and provides the perfect balance of aeration and water retention. At Rare Plant Fairy, we typically use this substrate for our larger plants. Simply pot your plants in 100% tree fern without the need to mix multiple ingredients.
From the manufacturer:
Tree fern from New Zealand is unique in that it is soft, porous and spongy, and long lasting with excellent water holding capability. Best of all, because the team behind Fernwood NZ is committed to sustainable harvesting, New Zealand tree fern is not subject to CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) protection.
Choose the loose substrate as a potting media for orchids. They thrive on the ability of the spongy fibers to hold moisture while at the same time keeping the roots well aerated. The loose substrate is also an excellent component in vivarium bedding. Its smell and texture encourages natural burrowing, it absorbs waste and diminishes odors while pulling double duty as a perfect growing media for live plants.