Your orchid will be delighted: how to prepare orange fertilizer for lush flowering

Alina MilsentLife
Orange water for the orchid

Orchids need special care in winter. Stress, temperature changes, open windows, and drafts can have a bad effect on the plant.

Experts suggest that you sometimes give the orchid a "contrast shower" or dip the transparent pot into a container of water. You can also prepare a fertilizer using orange peel, because after the New Year holidays, many people definitely have a supply of citrus fruits left over.

Orange for an orchid

The peels of oranges, lemons, and tangerines are often used as fertilizer for indoor plants. Orchids love orange water. If you water it regularly, you can save even a half-dried orchid. It will have a good effect on the roots, leaves and flower stalks.

Peel one orange and grind the peels in a blender. You can do this by hand, but you should cut it into very small cubes.

Take a container of water. The water should not be too cold or hot, cool it to room temperature. Steep the orange peels in water for at least 24 hours. Then strain through cheesecloth or a strainer.

Do not rush to buy a sprayer, you will not need it. Put the transparent pot with the orchid in a container (you can use a basin or bowl) and pour the orange water on the roots. Experts advise leaving the orchid in the water for at least 10 minutes to "drink" and absorb nutrients.

There is a drug called ascorutin in the pharmacy. Orange water is its analog. Ascorutin tablets are also used as a fertilizer at home. Take the proportion of 2 tablets per 1 liter of water.

If you do not want to infuse the peels, use orange juice. You need very little of it - 5 grams per 1 liter of water.

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