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What water to use with orchids?

This is a discussion on What water to use with orchids? within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I've recently moved and I have discovered that not all water is nice. Where I ...

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    Default What water to use with orchids?

    I've recently moved and I have discovered that not all water is nice. Where I was from we had great water. Where I am now it is like I'm drinking out of a pool.

    I purchased a water filter after not being able to drink this water without gauging! I figure that the orchids feel the same!!

    Now, I was reading:
    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...magnesium.html

    It is just coincidental that I'm buying a reverse osmosis machine AND a re-mineralizer. Should I do anything else with my water?
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    This should be a good start if your local water isn't good for your orchids. Good luck.

    cheers,
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    If your setup enables it you may consider to use the water from the reverse osmosis machine for your orchids togheter with a balanced fertilizer made for RO water. Use the re-mineralizer only for your drinking water as you may have less control over the mineral content.

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    Google Translate: Water is a vital problem of the tree, but if the pH = 5, the excitation spread development and growth is called a low PH

    Nước là một vấn đề sống c̣n của cây,tuy nhiên nếu nước có độ PH=5 th́ kích thích lan phát triển và người ta gọi là sinh trưởng PH thấp
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