Identifying and Removing Damaged Roots:

Orchids are prone to rot, often due to issues like fungal infections or overly warm and wet growing mediums. Rather than hastily discarding a seemingly damaged orchid, a careful examination is needed. Begin by cutting off all rotten and damaged roots, ensuring to scrutinize and retain any parts that exhibit a healthy green color. By removing the compromised sections, the orchid is poised to recover quickly and robustly.

Garlic-infused Water for Recovery:

Following the root assessment, thorough washing of the orchid is essential. For a simple and potent solution, crush two small cloves of garlic (one if the clove is large) and mix with 0.5 liters of room temperature water. Place the orchid’s base in this garlic-infused water, allowing it to cool for 20 minutes. Create a suitable pot by adding moss and small pebbles for disinfection and aeration. Plant the orchid in this pot and position it in a cool, well-lit area. Water only when the growing medium is dry, covering air exchange holes to deter insects and enhance moisture retention.

Monitoring Growth and Development:

To facilitate healthy growth, consistently mist the orchid with water, ensuring the plant remains moist. Maintain a stable environment by covering the pot and avoiding unnecessary movement. After 26 days, observe the emergence of small plants and well-developed roots in the pot. Continue misting to sustain moisture. After 60 days, witness the orchid’s robust and vibrant growth, a testament to the effectiveness of this straightforward method. With the roots and buds thriving, expose the plant to light to aid its adaptation to the external environment.

Final Stages of Recovery:

As the orchid flourishes, there’s no need to cover it any longer. Instead, encourage further adaptation by exposing the plant to light. Continue watering the moss with mist to maintain optimal moisture levels. This method ensures the revival of strong roots, quick bud and root development, and a healthy, green appearance for your orchids. With patience and adherence to these simple steps, reviving rotten orchids becomes an easily achievable feat, allowing you to enjoy the beauty of these resilient plants.