Reviving Your Dehydrated Orchid: A Step-by-Step Guide

Orchid with dry roots? Don't throw it away! Here's how to save her!

If you’re a flower enthusiast facing dehydration issues and root rot in your orchid, don’t despair just yet. There’s a way to bring your beloved plant back to life and restore its former beauty. Start by assessing the condition of the orchid’s leaves – if they appear slightly wrinkled and feel soft to the touch, action is needed.

Saving an Orchid with Dry Roots: Here’s How:

  1. Leaf Evaluation:
    • Check the orchid’s leaves for a slightly wrinkled appearance and soft texture. If observed, the plant is experiencing dehydration issues.
  2. Root Inspection:
    • Examine the roots beneath the soil. Rotten or completely dry roots indicate insufficient nourishment and potential danger for the plant.
  3. Hydrotherapy Process:
    • Remove the orchid from its soil completely.
    • Eliminate the rotten roots, ensuring only healthy, fleshy roots remain.
    • Take a chalice-type glass, approximately 10-15 cm high.
    • Soak the orchid’s roots in the glass throughout the day, removing them at night to prevent rotting.
    • Repeat this hydrotherapy process for an entire week.
  4. Replanting:
    • After a week, observe the revitalization of the orchid’s leaves.
    • Replant the orchid by placing expanded clay in the saucer to maintain proper hydration.
    • Add soil back into the pot, positioning the orchid and covering its roots with more soil.
    • Keep the plant upright during repotting for a more robust appearance.
    • This step ensures optimal water absorption through the roots.

By following these steps, you can save your dehydrated orchid from root rot and watch it thrive once again.