LifestyleRevive your wilting orchids with this simple trick from your kitchen

Revive your wilting orchids with this simple trick from your kitchen

Homemade fertilizer will make the orchids bloom beautifully.
Homemade fertilizer will make the orchids bloom beautifully.
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7:55 AM EST, January 29, 2024, updated: 4:41 AM EST, March 7, 2024

We can easily find products designed to nurture potted plants in well-stocked shops. Sometimes, however, it's worth checking your kitchen first, as there's a good chance you'll find something just as practical there. Orchids particularly love one such item - they thrive on it abundantly.

Treating an orchid: This simple method could revive it

While the orchid tends to be an undemanding plant to grow, circumstances may arise necessitating added support. Many orchid enthusiasts believe a specific mixture can work wonders and revive a wilting flower. What exactly is this simple solution? All you need is a bowl, tepid water, and a few drops of dish soap.

First, fill your bowl with room temperature water. Next, add a few drops of dish soap and stir until the two are completely mixed. Remove the struggling orchid from its pot and dip it in the prepared solution, leaving it for a few minutes. Be sure to gently cleanse the plant's leaves, stems, and shoots with the diluted liquid. After the allotted time has passed, drain the water and allow the flower to air dry within the bowl. Finally, return it to its pot cover.

Be mindful of common orchid issues

Orchids routinely encounter issues with fungal diseases. Fortunately, signs of an affected plant are easy to spot. Consequently, always keep an eye on your orchid's leaves. If you notice grey or brown spots, it's time to take action. A fungicidal product can help an orchid infected with fungi. Additionally, it's critical to immediately remove the affected leaf to prevent the further spread of infection.

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