Watering A House Plant - Knowledgebase Question

Pittsburgh, PA
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!


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Answer from NGA
January 8, 2000

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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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