Premium Debco Horticultural Charcoal for Improved Soil and Drainage

Debco Horticultural Charcoal is a high-quality additive, ready for use in your potting mixes to improve soil quality, retain moisture, and enhance drainage. Perfect for growing Orchid Epiphytes, fish tanks, and terrariums, this horticultural charcoal is an essential ingredient for gardeners wanting to create their own unique mixes.

Features and Benefits

  • Lightweight and chunky: Debco Horticultural Charcoal maintains moisture and loosens up mixes, allowing room for root system development.
  • Top dress functionality: Charcoal can be used as a top dress to filter and purify air and water passing through it.
  • Organic matter composition: Horticultural Charcoal is primarily composed of carbon, making it an environmentally friendly addition to your garden.
  • Mix conditioner: Ideally used to enhance potting and planting mixes with improved drainage.
  • Disease prevention: Contains natural phenols to aid in preventing plant diseases.

How to Use

  1. Choose between creating an Epiphytic Orchid Mix or a Terrestrial Orchid Mix based on your requirements.
  2. For Epiphytic Orchid Mix: Blend 8L Orchid bark or chip (80%) with 2L Horticultural Charcoal (20%).
  3. For Terrestrial Orchid Mix: Blend 8L Regular potting mix (80%) with 2L Horticultural Charcoal (20%).
  4. For application in other potting and planting mixes: Add Debco Horticultural Charcoal at a maximum rate of 10% of the overall mix.

Aqua Gardening Suggests These are Best For

Debco Horticultural Charcoal is ideal for the following applications:

  • Epiphytic orchid mix
  • Terrestrial orchid mix

Notes from Aqua Gardening

  • This product contains micro-organisms, so avoid breathing dust or mists.
  • Wear a particulate mask if dusty and gloves when gardening.
  • Keep the product moist when handling and wash hands immediately after use.
  • Read the detailed warning label on the bag for safety information.


What are the benefits of using Debco Horticultural Charcoal?

Debco Horticultural Charcoal improves soils, retains moisture, and adds drainage in potting mixes. It is a premium grade ingredient for gardeners desiring to create their own mixes. It also helps with root system development, acts as a filter to purify air and water, and contains natural phenols that aid in preventing plant disease.

When should Debco Horticultural Charcoal be used?

Debco Horticultural Charcoal can be used throughout the year in all months - January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December.

What applications is Debco Horticultural Charcoal suitable for?

It is ideally used in epiphytic orchid mix and terrestrial orchid mix applications. It can also be utilised in fish tanks and terrariums.

How do I create an orchid mix using Debco Horticultural Charcoal?

For an epiphytic orchid mix, blend 8L of orchid bark or chip with 2L of Horticultural Charcoal. For a terrestrial orchid mix, blend 8L of regular potting mix with 2L of Horticultural Charcoal.

What proportion of Debco Horticultural Charcoal should I use in potting and planting mixes?

Add Debco Horticultural Charcoal to potting and planting mixes at a maximum rate of 10% of the overall mix.

Are there any safety precautions to take when using Debco Horticultural Charcoal?

Avoid breathing dust or mists, and wear a particulate mask if it is dusty. We recommend you always wear gloves when gardening and keep the product moist when handling. Wash hands immediately after use, and read the detailed warning label on the bag.

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