How to sprout oranges in a cup to decorate the house

The orange is one of the most delicious fruits  both to eat and to make drinks, infusions, sweet recipes and savory recipes. But  in addition, its plant is very beautiful, decorative and will fill your home with a rich aroma.

This wonderful and nutritious fruit rich in vitamin C, fiber, protein and much more is very easy to plant and in  today’s article we will tell you step by step so you can sprout an orange in a cup . Hands on the ground!

How to sprout an orange🍊

1- Get the seeds

The process of getting seeds is quite simple and you will only need an orange to do it. You can use the seeds of an orange that you consume and continue to bring life with that same fruit.

The most practical thing is  to remove the seeds from the oranges and place them in a glass of water for a while, then remove the thin film that covers them  and once you remove them they will be ready to be planted.

2- Prepare the cup to place the seeds in it

The next step you need to take to sprout your orange in a cup is  to prepare the container where you will sprout them and prepare your soil. The soil that you will have to place inside the small cup must be aerated and it must be moist.

Ideally  , fill the cup with this soil and push your finger in about 4-5 cm so that you can then place the orange tree seed there. It is best to moisten the soil before placing the seed.

3- Germinate the orange seed

Once you  have prepared the seeds inside the soil in the cup that you want your beautiful orange tree to grow, you need to cover them with more soil and moisten the soil. The orange tree takes time to germinate and grow, but when it does, you will be able to take full advantage of it.

It is recommended to water the small cup whenever you see it dry, you may need to do this every 2 or 3 days,  depending on the temperature and light where you place it. You can leave it in a place with direct light as this suits it very well.

How to maintain an orange tree🍊

Once your seed has germinated and begins to sprout and generate more size, you should start taking care of your orange tree and for this we will  tell you a few things about this great plant that will decorate your home, fill it with beauty and rich aroma.


The orange tree needs a good amount of light and if it is better direct. The most practical is to place it near a window or on a balcony, terrace or garden so that it is well lit. At the beginning, when your little orange tree is growing, you need to protect it from strong exposure, but later it will need it to have good growth.


The ideal temperature for an orange tree is 23 degrees to 32 degrees Celsius. It is a tree that appreciates warm and temperate climates but is very intolerant of low temperatures. For this reason, it is important to take care of it in case the temperature drops below these degrees and to make some type of protection with plastic.


So that the orange tree grows well hydrated and its roots are strong and large, it must be watered every 2 or 3 days, depending on the time of year and the temperatures. It is practical for your land to be kept hydrated but never flooded  because excess water can be counterproductive.


The orange tree also needs  a nutrient-rich substrate for its good growth. For this, you can get a substrate made from algae or bat guano, among others. 


Orange trees are hardy trees but are susceptible to certain types of pests such as  mealybugs, whiteflies and red spider mites  . It is recommended to prevent this type of insect before having to treat it  and for this you can make homemade and natural insecticides with garlic, water, cloves and cinnamon to spray its leaves and its branches and prevent them from approaching it.