Do you prefer tap water, fresh, carbonated or bottled? So it is! Just like us, plants also have their preferences when it comes to the water they “drink”.
The type of water influences plant growth, as the amount of minerals (such as calcium and magnesium), some chemicals that may be present (such as chlorine or fluoride), and some heavy metals vary.
Our advice is to start by using tap water to water your plants and observe if any symptoms appear that may have something to do with the water, such as burnt leaf tips, necrotic spots on the leaves, or significant accumulation of salts in the potting soil surface.
We leave you with some considerations about the different types of water you can use to water your plants.
1. Tap water
The cheapest and most accessible, it is suitable for most plants. The hardness of the water can alkalize the potting soil, and the presence of chemicals, such as chlorine and fluorine, can be toxic to more sensitive plants.
2. Mineral water (bottled)
It is much more expensive, especially if you have a lot of plants. It has the minerals necessary for the plant to grow and does not have the chemicals that can be toxic to plants.
3. Distilled water
It has neither minerals nor chemicals, so it is a good option for more sensitive plants, but you will have to compensate more with fertilisers.
One of the best solutions. Nevertheless, it can be hard to collect in cities/apartments.
5. Aquarium water
The best water you can give your plants! With the necessary minerals and no chemicals.
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