Can I water plants with reverse osmosis water? - Knowledgebase Question

Chandler, Ar
Question by hunttess14
September 20, 2008
Am house/dog sitting for a friend, instead of wasting their dog's drinking water, they want me to pour it on their outdoor hibiscus, and it's R.O. water. Is that OK to do, or does water from the hose contain minerals that plants need?


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Answer from NGA
September 20, 2008

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Dumping a bowl of water onto outdoor plants won't hurt them in the least. RO water does have some minerals in it, but not as many as tap water. I use RO water on all my houseplants and they're quite happy so outdoor plants should be happy, as well.

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