Try to Make Organic Fertilizer for Orchid

Make organic Fertilizer for Orchid
Banana peel, Coffee grounds, Teabag, Eggshells

Try to Make Organic Fertilizer for Orchid

Orchids are tropical plants that exist in more than 25,000 varieties. They grow in a wide range of environments, from rain forests; some types grow in soil, while others grow on the trees bark, taking their nourishment from the air and moisture around the trees, as well as from bits of decaying organic matter. As with all plants, orchids require nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium to grow. Although they require little fertilizing, providing proper nutrients will help them to thrive, and you can make your own orchid fertilizer.

Need Some Nitrogen:

Coffee grounds or Tea ground is vest source of Nitrogen

Place ½ lb. used Tea or coffee grounds into a 5-gallon bucket. Fill the bucket with water and allow the mixture to sit overnight. Filter out the grounds with cheesecloth. Discard the grounds, keeping the liquid.

Then Collect Some Calcium

Collect 20 Banana peels and 10 Egg shells, Let them totally dry out, and grind them breaking them up to a fine powder if possible. Place the ground up shells in a jar with water and allow them to soak for 3days. Filter out the powder with cheesecloth and discard it. The remaining water is a rich source of calcium for plants.

And Collect Some Potassium

Dilute 1 tsp. plain molasses in 1 pint water and mix vigorously. Molasses will give the plant additional potassium for essential growth processes. And half tsp. liquid hand washes for better extraction.


Add equal amounts of Tea/coffee grounds water, eggshell water and molasses water to a 5-gallon bucket.

Mix the ingredients thoroughly.

Dilute the solution by half and apply to the orchid growing medium in place of watering. Fertilize monthly with the mixture. Store any leftover mixture in covered containers in a cool place 

Uploaded by Niana Robinson

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