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What to feed an orchid with to make it bloom: two simple methods

Yulia PoteriankoLife
Citrus or rice water will provide the orchid with everything it needs

For an orchid to bloom profusely and for a long time, it needs regular feeding. The plant lives in a very poor substrate, so it is important to provide it with everything it needs separately.

Experts point out that it is very important not to overdo it because the plant does not tolerate an excess of nutrients. OBOZ.UA tells you about two homemade fertilizers that will help you properly care for the flower.

Citrus water

Enrich your orchid water with vitamins and minerals from an orange. All you need is one fruit. Wash it properly and remove the peel. Put the peel in a blender and grind it. Pour 10 liters of water and leave it to stand overnight. In the morning, strain the infusion and pour it back into a large container. Immerse the orchid in this container for watering. In about 10 minutes, it will absorb everything it needs from the citrus water. Then let the plant pot drain and return it to its place.

Rice water

Rice water is a fertilizer rich in minerals necessary for the plant (nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus). It's just as easy to prepare: take a handful of cereal, put it in the bottom of a large saucepan, and cover it with soft, settled water. Very quickly, the water in the pot will become cloudy and whitish in color. This means that it is time to strain it from the grains and you can use it to water the flower by immersion.

You should not use each of these methods more than once a month. The orchid does not tolerate excessive nutrition as it can damage its roots.

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