Accidental Use of Tap Water

sugargliderMay 4, 2012

Hello! I have just recently started getting into carnivorous plants (attempting to grow from seeds). My sister saw that my plants were looking a little dry and decided to water them for me. She accidentally used tap water (she did not know that my carnivorous ones needed special water. Do you think this watering will hurt them?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
dethcheez(Sunny SoCal Z10)


It wont make any difference
It's salt & mineral build up in the soil that will eventually kill them if you water them constantly with tap water
One watering wont hurt them

    Bookmark   May 4, 2012 at 11:44PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thank you. Sorry I am a bit of a worry wort. I wanted confirmation. Thank you :)

    Bookmark   May 5, 2012 at 12:01AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Just top water a few times to help leach out any impurities that may have got into the soil. You'll be alright.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2012 at 8:55AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Cloth in pitcher plant
I just wonder, what would happen if a cotton or polyster...
VFT after some ice and snow
I just wanted to upload this pic of my VFT and pitcher...
Pitcher Plant for a Beginner...
I'm new to carnivorous plants and was interested in...
WANTED: Trade/Wanted: beginner plants.
Looking to trade for some beginner carnivorous plants. I...
Darlingtonia californica seed cold stratification
Hello there! I have recently begun to grow some various...
Sponsored Products
Winnie Table Lamp
$545.00 | Horchow
Centennial Chrome Two Light Bath Fixture
$58.00 | Bellacor
Quattro 2-Tier Chandelier by Fredrick Ramond
$1,399.00 | Lumens
Robert Abbey | Tyler Globe Pendant Light
$592.90 | YLighting
Series 7 Chair
Design Within Reach
Patio Living Concepts Outdoor Lighting. 12 in. Tahiti Bronze Outdoor Umbrella Ta
Home Depot
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™