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This fertilizer will bring your orchid back to life: you only need one ingredient

Yulia PoteriankoLife
Even a neglected orchid will come to life and bloom with the help of lemon

An orchid is one of the best decorations for your home when it comes to plants. However, many flower lovers are afraid to grow it because of its supposed complexity. In fact, if you ask an experienced gardener how to grow orchids and what to fertilize them with, they will tell you that it's not that complicated, and you can make the best fertilizer for this flower yourself.

According to Sharing Ideas, you can fertilize orchids with an ordinary lemon. It's citric acid that this plant is so fond of.

According to the American Society of Orchids, the flower naturally coexists with black mold, which lives at its roots and produces this useful substance. In addition, of all the acids that can be used to feed orchids, only citric acid is metabolized completely, so it cannot harm them.

How to water an orchid with lemon

The procedure should be carried out once every week or two. Take a liter of soft, settled water at room temperature or a little warmer and add one teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice or one gram of citric acid. Mix everything thoroughly.

Now you can water your orchids with this slightly acidified water, either by immersing them for 30 minutes or by spraying. Even a somewhat neglected plant with such care should soon begin to produce new roots and grow vigorously.

How to care for orchid leaves with lemon juice

In addition to feeding orchids well through the roots, lemon can also serve as a leaf cleaner. Mix the juice of the fruit with soft water at room temperature in a 1:1 ratio. Dampen a cotton ball with this solution, squeeze it out, and gently wipe the top of the orchid's leaf plate with it.

This way, part of the citric acid will enter the plant through the leaf. This procedure should not be done very often. Do it when you see that your orchid has a little dust on the leaf. The lower part of the leaf does not need to be wiped.

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