- Publish Date
- Sunday, 26 July 2020, 9:00AM
It's hard watching your plant die, especially knowing you have tried all you can to keep it from withering away.
But it doesn't have to end that way and you don't need to feel like a failure because an Aussie woman has shared her very simple and cheap solution to reviving a dying plant.
Taking to her popular Facebook group, The Pantry Mama, blogger Kate Freebairn revealed all you need is the skin of a banana and a jug of water to see your indoor plant leap back to life.
"Here's an easy way to give them a boost," she began the post.
"Pop a banana skin in a jar of water. Leave for 24 hours and then feed water to your plants.
"My plants are so lush and green (as a result)."
She recommends putting the banana skin in the compost.
Banana peels contain nutrients and act as a natural fertiliser for plants, especially roses, which is why the trick works.
The phosphorus in banana also reportedly helps with good root and shoot growth.
Her handy tip has garnered hundreds of comments from thankful plant owners who were also keen to know how often they should be using the banana as a fertiliser – to which Freebairn suggested "every few weeks".
"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.
One woman in the group added she also uses the peel to wipe dust off indoor plant leaves.
This article was first posted to nzherald.co.nz and republished with permission.