Orchids, while stunning in their beauty, can be susceptible to a number of common types of issues. These can include root rot, yellowing leaves, the absence of flowers, and even fungus. But don't worry, we have your back. In this article, we'll be exploring some effective remedies to these problems, and how you can take care of your orchid if it's experiencing difficulties.
Remedies for Orchid Problems
First on our list is lemon water. It's not widely known, but orchids thrive best in acidic soil. Therefore, adding a few drops of lemon juice to filtered water or still water can be very beneficial. Not only does the lemon have curative properties, but it also has a revitalizing effect. Additionally, the Vitamin C in the lemon can stimulate new leaf growth.
Home Remedy for Diseases and Pests
Now, let's talk about home remedies for diseases and pests. The first step is to prune any dry, soft, brown, excessively long, or tangled roots. Following that, mix three drops of lemon juice with 200 ml of water and use this solution to water your orchid once a month. Within a few weeks, you should see new leaves and buds sprouting.
Boosting Orchid Health
To further boost your orchids' health, mix 10 drops of lemon juice with 200 ml of water and use this to wipe down the leaves of the orchid once a week.
Sugar Water Bath
For orchids with yellowing leaves, a simple sugar water bath can be very effective. All you need to do is remove the damaged leaves and soak the orchid in sugar water (made with 1 teaspoon of sugar in half a liter of water) for an hour. Repeat this process weekly until your orchid recovers.
Cinnamon for Dry Branches
If your orchid's branches are dry, cinnamon can be a great remedy. Simply trim off the dry branches and apply cinnamon to the cuts. However, be careful to not let the cinnamon reach the roots. Alternatively, you can place two cinnamon sticks in the orchid pot soil for ten days or soak the sticks in water for ten days and then use this water to hydrate your orchid.
Banana Water for Quick Recovery
If your orchid is drying out, banana water can expedite its recovery. Soak banana peels in a liter of water for two days and then use this water to nourish your orchid.
Reviving a Wilted Orchid
If you're dealing with an orchid that's wilting, there are a few steps you can take to help it recover. First, remove all wilted flowers and trim the plant's stem after giving it a few days' rest.
Caring for a Dying Orchid
If your orchid seems to be dying, remove all dry parts, clean the roots, and place it in a transparent container. After two weeks, you can start watering the orchid again.
If your orchid is healthy but just isn't blooming, there's a simple trick you can use. Place the orchid in a dark place for ten days without watering it. After the ten days are up, move the orchid to a window ledge and water it sparingly.