Is it possible to grow an orchid without roots? Here is the method you need to follow to revive it and make it bloom again. Under no circumstances should you throw it away.
The orchid is a plant that does not require much care and is often found as an ornamental plant in homes. However, some caution is certainly required, otherwise our orchid will die and it will not be easy to get it back. Commit to following the little secrets you need to have a healthy and blooming orchid.
First of all, the location, temperature and sunlight are very important. It is therefore advisable to place the orchid in a place in the house where there are no drafts or radiators. Then we recommend a temperature around 20°C and finally a non-direct light in the sun.
Then watering is also very important, the plant must always be moist, not dry and not full of water. If these small steps are not followed, the plant can suffer consequences, flowers that fall, leaves that turn yellow and rotten roots that need to be cut beyond repair. We will look at the latter case, that is, growing an orchid without roots.
Here’s what you need to do if you have a rootless orchid
If you have an orchid with rotten roots, it is better to cut them off than to leave them there. To do this, you must first remove the orchid from the pot and cut off any rotten roots with scissors. If you need to remove them all, don’t worry and do it. There is actually a way to regrow completely healthy roots, and now we’ll see it.
Once you’ve completely cut off your roots, also remove any branches and cut the base where the roots attach well. At this point, you can pour turmeric or cinnamon over it to disinfect the area and prevent mold growth.
They will go further to perform the procedure than what is normally done. Usually the roots are watered in water, but this time we are going to water the leaves in water. Just take a glass that is completely transparent since light needs to pass through and place the leaves in it with about 4 or 5 cm of water. In order not to drop the root, just help yourself with a toothpick.
At this point all you have to do is wait. In the first 15 days you will see very small bumps, which means the method is working. Within 3 to 4 months you will begin to see roots of a few centimeters. Always remember to add water when it ends up in the glass.
When the roots grow to about 6 inches long, it’s time to repot your orchid. This orchid will have a hard time clinging to the soil, so we will use more products to plant it: clay pellets, pine bark and moss to speed up root formation.
We always take a plastic cup and cut into the bottom as if it were a vase. We add clay balls to the soil to aid drainage and then add pine and moss. At this point, spray the moss liberally and add the orchid. Finally add more pine bark. This is where your orchid will be reborn.