How to make your orchids bloom constantly.


Hi! These are just a few of my orchids, I have
so many of them. And I get ask a lot how I keep them blooming. I took care of them and raise them since they were really tiny plants. I bought them from Ebay and I just take care of them. And they constantly blooming. If you can see this one here, when this one got done, this came up. And then now, there’s another wand that it’s starting to have flowers too. I will tell you what I do. People ask me what’s the secret, it’s not
a secret. I collect my eggshells, I wash them good and then I bake them until they’re all crispy. And then I put them in the coffee bean grinder and I use it to sprinkle on the…if you can see here, there are some white powder? Those are from the eggshells. See the leaves, I got some on the leaves too. But I will show you how I do it or how I grind
it. Here I have the clean eggshells. I use the foil so it’s easy clean up. I also use when I boil my eggs, I let the
water cool off, the water that I used to boil eggs I don’t dump the water. I let it cool off and then I water my orchids
with the boiled egg water too. Now, it’s all crispy, see? Makes it faster! And I’m using this coffee bean grinder. It’s Hamilton Beach. As you noticed I was being careful of how
I say “beach” because most of the times it sounds like I’m saying bitch. These eggshells are full of calcium and orchids LOVE calcium. So, they gonna be happy orchids after we put some eggshell powder on the mix. Okay, we gonna grind them!!! Gonna make some noise! We have the small jar. Just dump it in there. Cut this first. I didn’t cut this before for the video. Whenever you have dead wand, just clip it. And then the eggshell powder, put a little
bit in there. And then when you water your orchids then it will just mix with the medium (orchid potting mix) that you’re using. Here you go!!! Happy orchids! Thank you for watching. And this is Jiex, at Jiex DIY!

100 Replies to “How to make your orchids bloom constantly.”

  1. I started this process today. Instead of baking the egg shells to dry them I placed them in my microwave on a dry paper towel sheet and timed them for 30 seconds and they dried perfectly! I also saved the egg water from their boil and will add some to their next watering. I'm looking forward to seeing how this new process for them will all pan out. I'll be back with an update after giving some time to see how they react. She has such great lighting in her room as well where her orchids sit and that adds a whole lot of growing benefits to orchids blooming so well also. Thank you for sharing this video! πŸ™‚

  2. I am seeing your post over a year later, and just retrieved some brown egg shells from the trash (made a cake earlier). Don't judge!😁 The shells are drying out and will be in the oven later. My orchid is a cherished Mother's Day gift from my daughter and granddaughters. Thanks a bunch! πŸ’•

  3. Good idea ,but I believe you can buy calcium powder ,I imagine it’s much cheaper to use egg shells mom used egg shells , and I’m getting huge collection of orchids they are much easier to grow than people realize. Good simple video Thanks!

  4. What would you suggest for best fertilizer for orchids, since my orchids gets attack by many ants even when its blooming or when its not blooming..Thank you.

  5. I think you should repot your plants, the substrat don't seem good enoth today. Make 50%
    pine bark of large caliber + 40% of large clay balls and 10% of sphagnum mousse.
    If your plants (phalaenopsis) are blooming so much, this is because of Γ  really good exposition toward the Sun. No need egges's shell for this specie.
    If you give them a orchid balanced fertiliser, it Will be even more better for your plants.
    Good continuation.

  6. Thank you. I love orchids and didn’t know they like eggshells nor have I thought to grind them into a powder. Thanks again for sharing.

  7. Thank you so much for your tip :–)) However , I didn't have to wash the egg shells at 350 degrees for 15 min. FYI Salmonella and E.colli will die at 160 degrees instantly.

  8. I basically do the same but, I put the egg shells in the microwave. I put them in a plastic bag, use a rolling pin or a mallet to break them, then I grind them in the coffee grinder.

  9. Whatever you're doing, they sure do look beautiful and healthy! If I'm lucky enough to get one of mine to bloom, I want to bring them into the kitchen, so that everyone can see and appreciate them. Sadly, some of them won't even tolerate THAT change, (blooms wither.) I will certainly try this, because I collect and dry eggshells anyway – wild birds love them!

  10. If you do not want to keep using egg shels, just use 6-30-30 orchid fertilizer, it does the same thing.

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  12. Loved Jiex – you are adorable. I am a new orchard grower so I need all the help I can get. Thanks and happy orchading!!

  13. Great! Thank you. Did you know the lid to your coffee grinder is also a cup to collect your egg shell powder. Leave it on when done, tip upside down, it all falls in the lid! Easier to pour in your funnel and less messy. You're welcome.

  14. The secret!!!
    How often do you sprinkle the pulverized egg shells? What is the frequency which is important too?!
    Please enlighten me. Thank you for the video.

  15. I don't throw away my eggshells too but I've been doing it all wrong! Now, I will collect them again, bake it and then grind it. I can't wait to be NICE to all my orchids and make them happy. THANK YOU!

  16. You did a fantastic job describing how to save a fortune in fertilizer for orchids!!!! Your presentation was so easy to follow and I loved your sense of humor,too!

  17. No need to bake. Also you can add to all types of plant. Birds, chickens, turtles even human require some calcium like this.

  18. You're so sweet. I don't know why anyone would give this video a thumbs down. Will start to save my egg shells. Thank you <3

  19. I'm definitely giving this a try! I love to make use of scraps that otherwise end up in the garbage! I use my coffee grounds in the garden to feed my acid loving plants. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Do they have to be brown eggs? Can you use white? This is a great idea. Your orchids are beautiful!

  22. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Come on people! If you know your science, calcium do NOT make plants flower. And even if it does, orchid roots cannot absorb calcium in powder form. You’d have to make it as small as particle form.

    So how does she get them to bloom? It’s from something else she does, not the calcium powder. Lightning and temp are also important.

  23. Now I need to bake a double batch to get the egg shells I will need. Good reason to bake! Thanks for the tip. I have a bunch of orchids, inside and out.

  24. I have never baked the shells. I wash them, break them up, and put them in the base of plants when I repot them. Will definitely try this with my orchids.

  25. Hi, Thanks for sharing your video. I was just wondering how often do you apply those egg shell powder to your orchids?

  26. Hi! Thank you for this tip. I saw your video two years ago. I have been doing this since and two of my mature orchids have been blooming since November, 2018! Blooms are huge, too!

  27. Never baked my egg shells nor ground them the way you do. Being able to store and apply with a salt shaker is genius!! Thank you. πŸ™‚

  28. Graet idea but sadly I do not own a coffee bean grinder and not sure what temperature you baked the egg shells and for how long? TFS

  29. This works! Thank you so much for this video. I love orchids but have not been able to get them to rebloom. I recently had orchids with dried roots and yellow leaves. Came across this video and tried this with the sole intention to make my orchids healthy. But lo and behold, within 15 days saw new roots and new leaves forming on both my orchids and the old spent flower stalks that I never cut have new buds on them..its a miracle coz they were in bloom in winter and spring and for the past 4 months it never bloomed. Its summer now and I have buds on stems.. This fertilizer is the only thing I did and watered them twice a week with ice cubes so that I don't end up overwatering. Thanks again for this video πŸ™‚

  30. Hello l am a beginner with orchids, l have 3 l love this tip and l will try the egg shells in my
    orchids. I notice you have brown egg shells will white egg shells work also?

  31. Here, in Europe, it's generally advised all the opposite (on websites, specialized books, etc…) : that Phalaenopsis does not like calcium…

    So I never gave that to all of mines and they're nearly all even blooming nearly all year long (I have even one who is in blooming not stop since more than 3years, I had even to stop to count the number of flowers that she made since I received her as present…
    )

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