Rainwater is the Best Thing for your Houseplants

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Rainwater

Everyone is aware that rainwater is the best thing for houseplants. It is rather acid, which is something most plants like. It is also soft and reasonably pure. Most plant lovers will probably have their own ingenious methods of catching the falling raindrops. Unfortunately tap water can be far from ideal for plants. If often contains a high content of magnesium salts, chlorine and a high salt content, as well as a generous portion of lime, which causes hard water. Continue reading

Water Source is the Basic Need for Plants

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Water Source

Water is the source of life for every plant. Of course, everyone who keeps plants knows this, but the eternal question remains: how often and how much? It would be nice if we could give a general answer to this question, but there simply isn’t one. Here, too, different plants have varying water requirements that are, moreover, dependent on the season and on the location. Plants lose a lot of their moisture through transpiration during the summer, and this need to be taken into account when watering. Continue reading