Which plants should you use distilled water for?

We all know that plants need water to grow, but did you know that not all water is equal when it comes to watering your plants? If you want to give your plants the best possible chance of thriving, you should use distilled water. This type of water doesn't contain any minerals or chemicals that could harm your plants. Keep reading to learn more about which plants benefit from being watered with distilled water.

Which plants should you use distilled water

If you've been trying to nurture your indoor and outdoor plants lately, you may have noticed something: They aren't doing as well as they used to. It could be that the water you are using is not ideal for them. If so, it might be time to switch things up and try using distilled water for them. Distilled water has no trace minerals or impurities in it which make it perfect for watering sensitive indoor plants. But which plants will benefit the most? Well, we’ve found the following thrive best when fed distilled water:

- Venus Flytrap
- False Shamrock
- Cast Iron Plant
- Parlour Palm
- Lucky Bamboo
- Dragon Tree
- Calathea
- Prayer Plant
- Caryota
- Peace Lily
- Kentia Palm
- Ti Plant
- Areca Palm
- Spider Plant
- Aloe Vera

There are many other plants that may also benefit from a regular dose of distilled water. If you find your plant’s behaviour is starting to change or their leaves are starting to brown or look limp, it might be worth trialling distilled water to see if it will benefit your plant.

Why do these plants benefit by using distilled water?

image showing the key reasons to use distilled water for watering plants

Distilled water has many benefits when used for plants. Without the dozen or so different minerals found in regular tap water, it provides a blank slate for your plants to absorb just the right amount of nutrients through fertilizers, soil, and the air. There’s something to be said about distilled water being free from a lot of contaminants such as chlorine and bacteria that are often found in tap water. Not only will using distilled water keep your plants’ soil healthy but it can also give you peace of mind that they're getting exactly what they need without having to deal with any extra. In addition, it doesn't contain any built-up salts from previous irrigation cycles which means fewer chances of salt toxicity due to overfertilization or improper irrigation practice. Finally, since distilled water lacks minerals it creates an environment for better oxygen uptake. So if you haven’t already converted to distilled water for your plants, now is definitely a good time!

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