Virgin cork is the cork bark that comes from the cork tree the first time, normally taken from the tree when it is 30 years old. It is too rough and irregular to be used for cork stoppers, but provides the perfect surface for mounting your orchid. It is lightweight, rot resistant, non-toxic, soft and buoyant. Virgin cork is an environmentally and ecologically friendly renewable product.
Virgin cork bark is a great medium for mounting orchids or any plant that needs epiphytic-like conditions. It is a natural product, so each piece is unique. Orchids love the texture and the roots quickly wander thru the rough surface. We place our orchid against the cork and lightly cover with moss on the outside, firmly tying the plant with fishing line or even strips of nylon stocking. We recommend moss on the outside of the roots, not between the roots and the cork. This helps to keep the roots moist as they attach to the cork surface.
Cork is a natural product which will vary in color and size. Some pieces may even have dry lichen or moss attached which makes them very appealing and always the first pieces to go when purchased at the events we attend.
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Price shown is per-pound.
Please specify Qty as "qty of pounds". On average one pound is approximately 6" x 12" but is variable due to the thickness and shape of individual pieces. Please let us know if you are looking for certain requirements. Cork Slabs are easily cut with a simple lightweight handsaw.
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