What Type of Water is best for Plants?
Have you ever noticed a change in lifespan of your plant-products when there has been a recent rainfall, or if you’ve made use of a different type of water to keep them hydrated?
We already know that different types of water interact differently within the human body – so why would plants be any different?
Off the bat, it’s safe to say that tap water may actually be detrimental to the lifespan and “grow-ability” of your plants; no, we don’t suggest using bottled water to water your gardens – we understand that watering such a large space with anything other than natural rain or tap water is just not going to work.
However, when it comes to indoor and house plants, we might want to consider using a different type of water to keep them going.
Water for House Plants
“Rainwater and bottled spring water are great at helping plants grow, but sugar water and salt water actually hurt growing plants. Tap water and distilled water may not hurt the plants, but you’ll notice they don’t grow as tall and proud as the plants that were fed rain and spring water.”
Spring water contains natural minerals which are needed for optimal growth in plants. Using distilled water might not have any other effect than keeping the plant alive, due to the nature of the water itself.
Too many people have believed that adding sugar or salt to plant s- especially roses- will allow them to grow faster and bigger. This is actually a hindrance on the plant and will not reap any positive effect – it may in fact cause root rot.
Some have suggested using Epsom slats to grow plants faster – although this hasn’t been proven – it is a better bet than using ordinary table salt or refined sugar.
Purified water allows the plant the chance to absorb the hydration without the need to filter anything out, making it’s growing process that much easier. Adding plant nutrition sticks or liquid to your indoor plants will aid in its growth – but in summary – using spring water or purified water to keep your plants and flowers growing is the best bet.
What are your tips on watering indoor plants?