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What water to use on lucky bamboo

Posted by JackJoe1 none (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 2, 14 at 16:58

I bought lucky bamboo today. And I have spent all night researching on how to look after them. It says to leave the water in a glass for 24 hours. So I have been doing that. But it says that some water contains fluoride and this doesn't get rid of it. So if my plant stars to die from this (if I have it in my water) which bottled water do I use? Evian? Buxton? Or rain water? And what if it doesn't rain then what? Please help.


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RE: What water to use on lucky bamboo

use distilled water. if you are using any kind of municipal water you almost certainly have fluoride and many other interesting/terrifying things in the water.


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RE: What water to use on lucky bamboo

I use spring but distilled works 2 :)


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RE: What water to use on lucky bamboo

Bottled drinking water could be tap water. Distilled is much less expensive (and no fear of anything unknown in it) if there's no rain. Spring water has come from the ground somewhere, and may or may not have minerals that plants may or may not like. Condensate from an A/C or dehumidifier is free of impurities.


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RE: What water to use on lucky bamboo

I bought 2 lucky bamboo plants from Walmart after liking them so much at a Chinese restaurant...so far I'm using distilled water, I hope it's the right thing to do...


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RE: What water to use on lucky bamboo

Not really garden related but people brought up distilled water as a replacement for tapwater for drinking. Please, be wary of drinking only distilled water, as the distilling process also removes minerals from the water. My Grandmother got osteoporosis probably from drinking only distilled water for many years. If you're concerned about tapwater, my recommendation is either filtered or spring water.
Mineral free water will be porous to minerals in your body, and not only will not add minerals to your body but will remove them!

It is probably safe to use for your bamboo plant though.

Here is a link that might be useful: More Info on Distilled Water


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RE: What water to use on lucky bamboo

Yes, plants and people do need different things. Nobody was talking about water for people until you pasted what looks like an ad. Made more suspicious by the fact that you just registered on GW, same day. Hopefully you are here to talk about plants, not spam up the place.


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