- Basacubes (1 cm and 2 cm cubes)
- Rock wool fractions
- Aggrofoam 10 mm
- Aggrofoam 19 mm
BVB Substrates is a well known supplier of substrates especially developed for orchids. We offer a great diversity of substrates for both pot orchids and cut orchids. There is a wide variety of orchids and each type has its own specific needs. This makes tailor made substrates even more important. For example a Phalaenopsis and a Cymbidium have relatively coarse roots, while the Miltonia, Dendrobium and Camrbia have a much finer root systems. In addition to the different needs of each type of orchid, the methods of the grower determine a big part of the composition of the substrate as well.
Thanks to the wide variety of available raw materials: bark in different sizes, coir, cocopeat, sphagnum and Accretio, we are able to adjust each mixture to the growers needs. The following properties are taken into consideration when determining the optimal composition of an orchid mixture:
BVB Substrates uses high quality bark which is perfect to be used as a main ingredient in substrates for pot orchids. The types of bark we use are produced in Europe (e.g. Portugal and Spain). The weather conditions in these countries are ideal for the pinus tree that provides the bark. Bark is stripped from the trunk, transported to the factories where it is fractured and sieved. During this process irregularities like soft and sapwood are removed.
After a steam treatment the bark is transported to our production site in De Lier.
Here BVB Substrates has taken a new screening plant into use (July 2019). This machine makes sure the different sizes of bark fragments are sorted out perfectly.
BVB Substrates uses the following sizes:
By using new techniques we have been able to imporve the quality and mixing of the substrate produced by BVB Substrates. BVB Substrates has modern production methods and very extensive storage capacity. Raw materials are stored separately. All materials are stored indoors, so differences in weather can’t influence the materials too much. We take extra care to work hygienically to ensure optimal safety of the substrates.
Our quality requirements are tested both internally and externally. BVB Substrates’ own laboratory is equipped with the most modern techniques. We test our new products extensively before we introduce them to the market. Every product must meet high requirements. All raw materials used by BVB Substrates are continuously subjected to the entire control process. In this way you are assured of the best quality throughout.
It’s not easy to determine the optimal mixture for the best orchid substrate. Orchids have high demands when it comes to the substrates. BVB Substrates only uses resources and mixtures when it meets the strict conditions. We check the following properties (among other things):