There are several different methods of restoring orchids with withered roots and wilted leaves. A new simple restoration method that only requires white cement and red lentils has proven to be effective. Simple processing and minimal care will help the orchid come back to life in literally a month.
Before starting the orchid recovery process, place the plant in a cool place for a week. It is not necessary to water the orchid during this period. After a week, cut off all rotten and damaged roots and remove yellowed leaves.
After pruning, the orchid must be treated with a solution prepared from 1 teaspoon of white cement and 300 ml of water. White cement has an excellent antiseptic effect. Such a simple treatment will protect the plant from bacteria and fungus. Leave the solution to infuse for 5 minutes, then strain it and use it to spray the trunk and leaves of the orchid.
In the water remaining after processing the orchid, soak the moss, in which the plant will recover in the future. After 10 minutes, the moss can be removed from the solution.
Red lentils, which contain a lot of minerals, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, as well as vitamin B6, necessary for active growth and development of plants, will help the orchid to quickly grow new roots. Heat 3 tablespoons of red lentils for 5 minutes in a dry pan, then grind in a blender to a powdery state.
Dilute a teaspoon of lentil powder in 50 ml of clean distilled water. Strain the solution through cheesecloth and add another 250 ml of water.
Place the orchid in the resulting solution for 1 hour.
And at the end
Plant the treated orchid in a pot filled with moist moss. Cover the plant with a plastic cup with holes and put it in a cool place. Water the orchid only when the moss becomes completely dry. The recovery process will take about a week, during which time the orchid will grow young healthy roots, the leaves will become more elastic and juicy.
In a month, the orchid can be transplanted to a permanent place, where it will actively grow.