Best water for succulents

glassfireMarch 23, 2013

I am a new collector of succulents and want to give them good care. What is the best source of water to use for succulents? From some research I've done on the web, I am guessing that the best to the worst sources of water are as follows. Please let me know if you agree.

1. rain water - best?
2. distilled water purchased in plastic jug
3. spring water purchased in plastic jug
4. home filtered water such as Brita.
5. tap water that has been allowed to sit for a while
6. tap water straight from the tap - worst?

I am using #4 Brita water since it is cheaper and more convenient than 2 or 3, and probably better than tap water.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
GeeS 9b

Here is a brief article that may interest you.

Here is a link that might be useful: Cultivation of Agavaceae

    Bookmark   March 24, 2013 at 1:12AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Slightly acid, just add some vinegar to the water to lower the PH. only if you have hard water where you live.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2013 at 1:18AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Has anyone used Copper Sulphate Pentahydrate as an fungicide?
Wondering if anyone has previous experience with using...
Can someone identify this succulent
Would like to know the name of this succulent and does...
Hobbits for Nancy
Here are the Hobbits I was talking about. My Mom got...
ehuns27 7a PA
Jades Surviving, but not Thriving
Hello! New here, but I've been lurking for the last...
Gollum Surprise
Gollum leaf I came across tonight. Christopher
Sponsored Products
Calhoun Leather Ottoman - Brighton Volcano Brown
Joybird Furniture
Grande Stainless Steel & Clear Glass Indoor/Outdoor Fountain
Lamps Plus
Surya Frontier Pixel Pattern Area Rug - FT524-23
$64.80 | Hayneedle
Camouflage 2 Piece Outdoor Patio Chaise in Espresso Peridot
$699.00 | LexMod
Outdoor Lighting. Surrey Collection Wall-Mount 1-Light Outdoor Black Gold Light
Home Depot
Athens Outdoor Lounge Chair Cushions, Patio Furniture
$668.00 | FRONTGATE
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™