A mother has revealed how leftover banana peel is the secret to reviving a dying plant in just hours.
The Australian woman, who goes by The Pantry Mama on Facebook, said you can easily give your indoor plants a ‘boost’ by popping banana skins in a jar of water and leaving the jar for 24 hours to infuse.
‘Feed the water to your plants and the skin can go in the compost,’ The Pantry Mama wrote online.
‘My plants are so lush and green [as a result].’
A mother has revealed how banana peel is the secret to reviving a dying plant in just hours (pictured: banana skins soaked in water, which are then thrown over the plants)
The reason why the trick works is because the banana acts as a natural fertiliser for plants, especially roses
Those who want to try it should soak banana skins inside a jar of water for around 24 hours before adding the banana to the compost and throwing the water over your plants
The reason why the trick works is because the banana acts as a natural fertiliser for plants, especially roses.
Packed with potassium, phosphorous and calcium, the minerals have a host of benefits for plants.
These include promoting general plant vigour and life, building up resistance to pests and disease and assistance with pollination.
The phosphorous in banana also reportedly helps with good root and shoot growth.
Previously, a mother revealed a clever hack for bringing ‘sad’ house plants back to life after they’ve started to droop (pictured before)
She revealed that sometimes soaking plants in water isn’t enough, and explained you need to add an everyday household ingredient to create a super-charged solution (pictured after)
What are the best natural fertilisers for your plants?
* Soak bananas in water and leave for 24 hours, before pouring the mixture over the plants.
* Soak plants in the bath with Epsom salts to revive them.
* Seaweed works as a great fertiliser when mixed with water and left for 24 hours.
* Soak weeds with water, leave for 24 hours and pour over the plants.
When it comes to how often you should use the plant fertiliser, The Pantry Mama explained that ‘every few weeks is okay’.
‘I have over 50 plants and so I just make a batch every time someone eats a banana, and then pop the water into whichever plant needs a drink,’ she said.
This isn’t the first time a natural plant fertiliser has wowed the internet.
Previously, a mother revealed a clever hack for bringing ‘sad’ house plants back to life after they’ve started to droop.
She revealed that sometimes soaking plants in water isn’t enough for thirsty greenery, and explained that you need to add an everyday household ingredient to create a super-charged solution.
‘A few inches of water in the bath with Epsom salts and I give the leaves a shower to get dust etc off and keep it happy,’ she wrote alongside before and after photos of her plants.
Epsom salts are rich in magnesium sulfate, which increases chlorophyll production, while warm water will help to kill pests in the soil, such as aphids and mites.
Other natural plant fertilisers that wok include soaking seaweed and weeds in water, before pouring the solution over your plants.