The Florist’s Tip To Make Orchids Final (A lot Longer).


So I reveal here the technique of florists to make the flowering of orchids last.

You’ll see, it’s super easy.

Plus, it’s 100% natural and it doesn’t cost a penny.

By making this little homemade potato-based fertilizer, your plants will gain several weeks of flowering.

All you need is a few potato peelings, here is the recipe. Look :

What you need

– peelings of 3 normal-sized potatoes

– 1 liter of water



How to make this orchid fertilizer

1. Put the peels in the pan.

2. Pour the water over it.

3. Boil for 15 minutes.

4. Leave to cool and strain the mixture.

Result: an orchid that lasts longer!

A long-lasting orchid

There you go, your homemade orchid fertilizer is already ready 🙂

Easy, fast and effective, right?

All you have to do is water the flowers with it for her to enjoy all the benefits of this magic potion.

How often should I use this natural fertilizer?

Potato peelings as fertilizer

You can use it every 2 to 3 weeks during the flowering period.

The top of this miracle solution is that it is totally natural.

And in addition: zero waste!

Because we can reuse the peelings of the potatoes that we cook.

I advise you to prepare only small quantities of this green manure.

Why ? Because it only keeps for 4 or 5 days.

Why does it work?

Potato water put in an orchid pot

Potatoes are packed with nutrients and minerals necessary for plant growth.

For example: glucose, starch, potassium or magnesium.

When cooking, these minerals diffuse into the water.

That’s why this potato water is super effective in giving orchids a boost.

Well nourished, the orchid blooms longer.

How to take good care of your orchid?

A person tending to his plant

It is not enough to give fertilizer to your orchid for it to be beautiful.

It is also necessary to respect 4 simple gestures:

– do not expose the plant to direct sunlight;

– water once a week (it is best to bathe it);

– dust the leaves and check for pests;

– cut the deflowered stems.

What other plants can this fertilizer be given to?

A Christmas cactus

This homemade green manure is suitable for most plants.

Especially flowering plants such as begonia, anthurium or cyclamen.

But also for all succulents such as Christmas cactus, kalanchoe or bromeliad.

Or green indoor plants: calathea, moonflower, strelitzia or ficus.

The powder version

Flower powder in an orchid jar

The liquid version does not keep for long.

Fortunately, you can make the same recipe, but in powder.

Dry the peels (12 days in the open air when it’s hot, or 3 hours in the oven).

Once dry, grind them in a blender.

Put a pinch of powder on the roots about every 6 weeks and water normally.

The powder can be kept indefinitely in an airtight jar away from heat and light.

Your turn…

Have you tried this green manure recipe for orchids? Let us know in the comments if it worked for you. We can’t wait to read you!

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