With just one potato it is possible to propagate orchids endlessly: the gardeners’ method is easy and quick to apply.

Propagate orchids

For those who want to propagate orchids indefinitely, there is a gardener’s trick to apply immediately. These are completely natural methods, which allow you to have this plant without buying it again. From its cuttings and with a potato you can obtain something unique, to teach to friends and then to other users. This is a method revealed by professionals in the sector. What is needed? A flowering orchid and then a potato, with a hint of a green thumb.

How to propagate orchids endlessly?

Orchids are elegant and refined plants , with different types in order to be able to give different scents and colors depending on your personal taste. It is a beautiful gift on any occasion, but also a plant to have at home to embellish the garden or environments.

Gardeners decided to reveal a little secret for its endless propagation. To do this you need shears, an orchid plant that has already flowered at least once and a fertilizer that helps with growth.

orchid branches

It is also important that the orchid branches are healthy and that the orchid has been treated in the best possible way over time. In fact, remember that this plant needs a highly humid environment and plenty of water. Most of the time, it is recommended to place it in the bathroom – in the laundry room or in the kitchen, where humidity reigns supreme.

It must be able to have daily nutrients and the roots must never be in contact with too much stagnant water, in order not to rot. If all this is done and the plant is healthy, you can proceed with propagation.

The ingredients and the process

To have  endless orchids , just implement a small procedure made available by experts and professionals. Proceed by wearing gloves and cutting with shears – perpendicularly and not sharply – a branch/cutting of the plant.

In a separate container, prepare a substance that will serve as the main nutrient:

  • Take all the sprouts from a potato and place them in a bowl;
potatoes with sprouts
  • Add a chopped clove of garlic;
  • Mix and add water.

The mixture will then be covered and left in a dark place, so as to macerate for a maximum of a week.

You take the cutting and disinfect the cut, so that it is ready for the whole process. In the meantime, filter the substance with the potato and garlic, so as to have a liquid nutrient available. The cutting must be soaked in this substance so that it absorbs all the nutrients.

Immediately afterwards it must be placed inside the pot, with the soil and the earth where it can propagate during the following weeks.