1. Making the Garlic Solution:
Start with garlic powder, which is packed with plant-beneficial vitamins and nutrients. Combine a teaspoon of garlic powder with boiling water, filter the mix (using a cheesecloth or similar fabric), and mix it into half a liter of water in a spray bottle.
2. Using the Mixture:
Mist the garlic water over the orchid’s foliage and root area. This not only encourages robust growth but also acts as a natural deterrent against various pests and parasites.
3. Creating a Humid Habitat:
Modify a plastic bottle by punching holes just above the neck, shaping it into a funnel. Insert this “funnel” into the lower half of the bottle.
4. Orchid Placement:
Before situating the orchid in the funnel, clear away any withered roots. Use styrofoam chunks for added support in the gaps.
5. Hydration Process:
Pour water into the lower half of the bottle, allowing it to lightly reach the roots. Place this setup in a well-lit spot and water generously.
After the roots have sufficiently developed, relocate the orchid to a bigger pot for continued growth.