THERE ARE MANY MICROBIAL PRODUCTS ON THE MARKET ORCHID RECOMMENDS  AND USES PLANT OF HEALTH  PRODUCTS. 

 

MYCORRHIZAL FUNGI



All plant roots in all soils have a relationship with a staggering array of microorganisms, one of the most important families of these microorganism are the mycorrhizal fungi.

Mycorrhizal fungi are a remarkable group of organisms that have been benefiting plants for at least 500 million years.
At the dawn of time when plants were just beginning to colonise our planet mycorrhizal fungi were there living in a symbiotic relationship with plants enabling them to extract nutrients and hold onto water in very difficult soil conditions.

These fungi are living organisms and will live with the plant, sourcing a continued nutrient supply for its entire lifetime – a truly sustainable plant nutrition solution. In exchange the plant provides carbon and sugars to the fungi. Not unsurprisingly, 90% of all land plants employ this relationship to enhance their own root system’s capacity to deliver nutrients. 
Mycorrhizal fungi can increase the root capacity of a plant by up to 700 times in just a few months
Nearly all plants on earth rely on mycorrhizal fungi for nutrients and moister.

In effect, the fungus provides a secondary root system, a system that is considerably more efficient and extensive than the plants own root system.


Pine trees and conifers would not exist on Earth without the association with   mycorrhizal fungi – imagine the Earth without forests!


Orchids would not exist on earth without the association with  mycorrhizal fungi – imagine the Earth without  Orchids

orchid seed pods

Orchid Seeds are very fine, just like a fine powder. The seeds do not contain any nutrients and need the presence of Mycorrhizal fungi to germinate. Without the presence of Mycorrhiza there would be no Orchids.



A plant with a fully functioning mycorrhizal root system will have the best chance of becoming the rewarding plant gardeners so passionately want to thrive in their gardens. 

Most soils there simply are not enough of native mycorrhizal fungi close to the new plants roots to colonise fast enough to show the incredible range of benefits complete colonisation can achieve.


Potting mixes, including those marked Orchid Bark or Orchid Mix contain little or no beneficial Mycorrizal fungi.  


 

SO HOW DO WE ADD  THE BENEFICIAL MYCORRHIZAL FUNGI TO OUR  POTTING  AND ORCHID MIXES.


 Microbial ProductsThe Soil is a living thing and there are literally trillions of animal in every square metre of fertile soil. These animals are easily overlooked in regards to their benefits to plants and health due to the fact that they are unseen by the human eye. Plant of Health Microbial products are an easy way of restoring and maintaining soil biology for maximum nutrient exchange and benefits.

There are a lot of Microbial products on the market. Orchid Den uses and recommends 

PLANT OF HEALTH PRODUCTS 

THEY ARE BRILLIANT

Root Extender is a Plant of Health Product. Orchid Den has added the D.E.


ORCHID DEN'S PLANT GERMINATOR (Includes D.E. & Mycorrhizal Fungi)
$10.00