Water for orchids: hardness and pH

As an additional piece to a previous post about water for orchids, I wanted to share my recent findings with testing my tap water for hardness and pH.

Getting ready to test the tap water
A sample of our tap water to be tested for hardness and pH.

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Water for orchids

When it comes to watering orchids, there are a number of opinions about which type of water is best. For a beginner, this can be confusing and perhaps a little overwhelming. In this post, I’ll try to explain the main different types of water I have come across in my reading. Hopefully by the end of this post, you’ll have a better understanding.


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Magnesium Deficiency in Orchids

As the winter draws on, we are all wrapping up warm and looking after ourselves to prevent coughs and colds getting the better of us. I’ve been looking at my orchids lately, two in particular, and thinking “why don’t you look 100%?”

Google is quickly becoming my best friend.

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