Tree Fern and Xaxim Orchid Boards
Tree Fern Orchid Boards (also known as Tree Fern Plaques, Tree Fern Slabs, Tree Fern Mounts, and Xaxim Orchid Mounts) have been used for many years and are well regarded as the ideal mount for orchids, air plants, ferns and more.
Fernwood Orchid Boards are made from New Zealand Tree Fern and are softer and more moisture retentive than boards made from South American or Asian Tree Fern. Fernwood Orchid Boards have a very natural color and when wetted will turn to a darker chocolate brown. They offer excellent drainage and aeration and can be used in high humidity glass houses without deterioration. Because the Fernwood Orchid Board is soft, it is easy to push wires through the fibre, allowing the boards to be used as hanging mounts. The wire holds fast because of the strong fibrous nature of the board.
Tree Fern Orchid Boards can be custom cut to meet size requirements for both hobbyist and commercial growers. Preferred board size's range from:
Small - 10.2cm x 5.1cm x 2.5cm (4” x 2” x 1”) to
Extra Large - 50.8cm x 25.4cm x 2.5cm (20” x 10” x 1”)
Tree Fern Substrate
Fernwood Soft Tree Fern Substrate is made from a native New Zealand Tree Fern. Different to Tree Fern Substrate from South America and Asia, substrate made from New Zealand Tree Fern is soft, spongy and has fantastic moisture holding abilities.
Fernwood Soft Tree Fern Substrate is an excellent growing substrate for many different plant types including epiphytes, orchids and ferns. As it has the ability to retain moisture for a long period of time without bogging, it is also an excellent hydroponic substrate.
Soft Tree Fern Substrate can be purchased in 10 litre bags or our larger 40 litre bag.
We are happy to discuss custom sized bags / containers to suit your requirements.
All Fernwood Products are manufactured from New Zealand Tree Fern which is sustainably harvested from privately owned forests