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Why Your Houseplants Need Banana Water

Happy woman carrying a houseplant

Houseplants can be finicky. Without the right watering schedule, access to sunlight, and humidity conditions, things can go left fast. But if your plants are struggling to get enough nutrients, the answer might be in your fruit bowl.

Banana water is the perfect fertilizer for houseplants, and it’s extremely simple to make.

So why bananas? Much like the reasons bananas are good for humans, they’re good for your plants. The fruit is filled with potassium, calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium—all nutrients that help plants thrive.

Indoor Watering Can with Long Spout

Toss your banana water in and go.

When you feed your plants using banana water, you essentially give them a dose of organic fertilizer. While there is no hard, scientific evidence supporting banana water, that’s likely due to a lack of studies—not because there’s proof it doesn’t work.

As for creating banana water, it’s as simple as it gets. When you’re done eating your bananas, cut up the peels into small sections and place them into a jar or bucket. Then, add water. Allow them to soak for two to three weeks, and then, strain the solids and pour the water into a watering can. You can then use the water once a week and see how your plants react to their new treat.

If you feel like your plant babies need a bit of extra love, this clever plant hack could be just the ticket.

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Shea Simmons is the Editor In Chief of LifeSavvy. Previously, she worked as a freelance writer with a focus on beauty and lifestyle content. Her work has appeared in Bustle, Allure, and Hello Giggles. Read Full Bio »
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