Watering A House Plant - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by classysax
January 8, 2000
What type of water would commonly be best for an average house plant; warm water, cold water, or hot water? And could you put them in an order from best to worst? Thank you so much!

Answer from NGA
January 8, 2000
Tepid water is usually best. The other two choices are less good. Boiling water is occasionally used to kill weeds. Ice cold water might shock some of the more heat-loving plants. Remember too that the soil will help to moderate some of the water temperature. Drenching the foliage while you water would be a different story. I hope this helps.

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