Tap water damage

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Tap water damage

by RickBazzano » Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:30 am

Hello everybody. This is my first time posting a queation here. So my pitcher plant was exposed to tap water and over a 2 month period all the pitchers died but the root still seem "sturdy". Is there any chance the roots will recover from this and produce new pitchers. I have been flushing roots with distilled water for a few days now. Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Tap water damage

by optique » Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:47 am

only time will tell...

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Re: Tap water damage

by Huntsmanshorn » Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:15 am

Was this plant new to you when you started watering it with tap water? If so, the traps well may have died no mater what water you used tap, distilled, or other.

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Re: Tap water damage

by Fieldofscreams » Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:46 pm

What do you mean by exposed?
Mistakes were made

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Re: Tap water damage

by RickBazzano » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:02 pm

The plant was placed by a small waterfall and got was splashed with tapwater throughout the day. The most of the pitchers died within a few day but the last two lasted about two months.

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Re: Tap water damage

by RickBazzano » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:04 pm

Fieldofscreams wrote:What do you mean by exposed?

I understand mistakes were made, thats why im asking the question.

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Re: Tap water damage

by RickBazzano » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:08 pm

Huntsmanshorn wrote:Was this plant new to you when you started watering it with tap water? If so, the traps well may have died no mater what water you used tap, distilled, or other.

Yes plant was new but i didnt water with tap water on purposed. I had a small waterfall near the plant which was splashing the plant and thats how it was exposed to tap water.

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Re: Tap water damage

by xanthoparmelia » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:11 pm

Was it prolonged exposure, such that it saturated the substrate? Or was a it just a few spatters here and there? A little bit of tap water generally won't kill the plant. Did you water it otherwise?

Can you describe your setup and other growing conditions?

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Re: Tap water damage

by Fieldofscreams » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:54 pm

That isn't enough to hurt the plant.

Something else is causing it.
Mistakes were made

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Re: Tap water damage

by Huntsmanshorn » Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:32 am

RickBazzano wrote:Yes plant was new but i didnt water with tap water on purposed. I had a small waterfall near the plant which was splashing the plant and thats how it was exposed to tap water.


Since the plant was new when exposed to the tap water, it is fairly likely that the change of conditions from where is was growing before to its new growing conditions was enough to cause the pitcher die off, as long as the plant is otherwise healthy, I doubt you have anything to worry about with regards to hard water poisoning.


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