orchids

Sometimes we think of orchids as extremely delicate flowers that need constant attention. This is partly true, but on the other hand the orchid is also a very strong and resistant plant. Sometimes you might get so sick that you think there’s nothing more you can do. Precisely in these cases, instead of throwing it away, here’s how to save and revive a dying orchid without flowers and with dry leaves.

The orchid is a flower that looks like a model ready for a fashion show. Its beauty is willingly kept at home to enhance some points of the home. However, haste and distraction could cause some discomfort. Let us not be surprised then if the orchid loses flowers, withers and dies due to these errors .

The plant dies only if all the flowers have fallen and the leaves have become dry, and the roots eaten away by rot. It’s not a pretty sight but in this case there’s not much to do.

On the other hand, if there is at least one green leaf left of the plant, we do not throw it away, because the plant is not yet dead. Maybe with a little attention you can recover.

Instead of throwing it away, here’s how to save and revive a dying orchid with no flowers and dry leaves

When only one or two leaves remain of the plant, it is better to intervene immediately to save it. It is completely normal for the orchid to lose all its flowers at some time of the year. It is not normal if, in addition to the flowers, the leaves also dry out.

To recover an orchid plant, which has only one or two leaves left, we proceed in this way. First of all, let’s free it from the pot by removing all the soil. Now let’s go and check the  aerial roots , which should be dead but not all, if there is still a green leaf.

With disinfected scissors we cut what remains of the dead roots and dry parts, leaving what remains of the still living ones. Having done this cleaning, we now prepare the new location for the seedling.

We take a transparent glass, in which we pour 4 parts of water and 1 of hydrogen peroxide. The latter serves to guarantee an environment without threats to the plant, but also to accelerate the birth of the roots. The water must only cover the roots without touching the leaves, otherwise they will rot.

We thus leave the seedling in the water for about 40 days. We will thus see that the roots have recovered and perhaps new ones have been born. The leaves are also in full shape.

Repot the orchid

At this point it is necessary to arrange the orchid in the vase. You can get a new pot and new soil. Some soil is placed at the bottom and then the seedling is placed, bringing the level of the soil under the leaves. It is watered and slowly the orchid, over the months, will regain its life and its beauty.