Tips&TricksUnlocking prosperity with orchids: How a homemade orange peel fertilizer can boost your luck

Unlocking prosperity with orchids: How a homemade orange peel fertilizer can boost your luck

Take care of your orchids!
Take care of your orchids!
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6:01 PM EST, January 13, 2024

Orchids are a common name for a large group of flowering plants belonging to the Orchidaceae family. Not everyone knows this, but these flowers are used in the ancient practice of feng shui. In addition to being beautiful decorations, they can also positively influence our sleep! It turns out that flowers from the Dendrobium genus exhibit a property that ensures healthy and restorative sleep. So, what's the best way to care for these flowers?

Understanding orchid bloom

Orchids are relatively undemanding flowers, but when cultivating them, it's important to approach them systematically and gently. Orchids typically bloom once a year, depending on their species, growth phase, and the health of the specific plant. However, they can bloom multiple times if given comfortable growth conditions. Buds usually appear from fall to spring. Preparing a special fertilizer can significantly contribute to their growth. Would you like to know how to make it?

Homemade fertilizer using orange peels

To keep your orchids healthy and blooming, consider a homemade fertilizer. You'll need orange peels to make it. Start by washing the peels and cutting them into smaller pieces. Then, place the peels into a glass jar. Pour a quart of water into the jar, followed by a tablespoon of sugar and a teaspoon of dry yeast. Stir the mixture thoroughly. Once everything is mixed, close the jar with a lid and leave it in a warm, dark place for two to three days.

Remember to shake the jar occasionally. After about three days, strain the fertilizer through a sieve or a gauze. The mixture should be diluted with water at a ratio of 1:10 for use. For optimal results, water your orchids with this solution once a week. Any unused preparation can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Using a fertilizer based on orange peel is a simple and effective way to nourish orchids.

Caring for your orchids

To help your orchids thrive, it's important to understand where these flowers have the best chance to develop. Experts say orchids grow best on east and west-facing windows. South-facing windows may be too sunny for them, while north-facing windows may not provide enough sunlight, affecting their flowering. During summer, ensure the orchid leaves don't get sunburnt. In the winter, ensure the plants are not exposed to drafts, as orchids are delicate, and cold air can harm them.

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