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Best water for succulents

Posted by glassfire none (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 23, 13 at 23:56

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.

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RE: Best water for succulents

Here is a brief article that may interest you.

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

RE: Best water for succulents

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

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