This Banana Peel Water Can Boost Plant Growth Quickly

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Do you know that Banana Peel Water Can Boost Plant Growth Quickly? Try this recipe today, and watch your green friends thrive!

Banana peels are a powerhouse of Potassium (K) and Phosphorus (P), something plants are in love with. Using these in a water solution can not only help plants grow better, but also makes them flower beautifully, too!

What Is Banana Water?

What is Banana Peel Water Can Boost Plant Growth Quickly

Before you think we are telling you to make a smoothie, wait! Banana water has nothing to do with the actual banana. The secret lies in the peels, which you usually throw away!

So, save those peels as they hold the secret! They are rich in Magnesium (Mg), Phosphorus (P), and Calcium (Ca), apart from the other Trace Elements like Nitrogen, Manganese, and Copper—all of these are a dream come true for any indoor or outdoor plant!

According to a report by the University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Indonesia, banana peels aid the plant in achieving better growth, height, and an increased number of leaves.

How to Make Banana Peel Water?

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The process is simple and easy! Get those banana peels (from at least 6-8 bananas), chop them up into half to 1 inch pieces and then put them all into a blender with 2-3 cups of water.

Blend well and pour the solution in a air tight bottle for 2-3 days! Voila! Your banana peel water is ready to use!

How to Use Banana Peel Water for Plants?

Remember the solution we made above? Well, that’s the magic potion! However, before you pour that directly into the growing medium—wait! You have to dilute it first with water in 1:2 ratio (1 part of the banana water solution with 2 parts of pure water).

Now, you can use it to water plants once in every 3-5 weeks. You can also use it as a foliar spray every 10-14 days.

Which Plants Benefit the Best from Banana Peel Water?

Use banana peel water on vegetables like peppers, tomatoes, and corn. You can also use it on houseplants like Pothos, Philodendrons, Tomatoes, Spinach, Lettuce, Peppers, Cucumbers, Roses, Monstera, Snake Plant, Ferns, and English Ivy—this golden liquid will add more color to the leaves and make them lush.

Many flowers like kalanchoe, roses, geranium, begonia, azalea, and impatiens also benefit from it.

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