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Old 08-10-2022, 12:27 AM
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I recently purchased two Novelty Phalaenopsis Orchids, one of them pretty pricey. So the seller raises her Orchids with water from her well. I do not have a clear answer of whether tap water will be okay in the future.

I emailed the seller to ask whether spring water (non-distilled) would be more suitable than tap water, for these plants used to well water. I haven't received an answer yet.

Would there be a downside to, or anything unsafe about using spring water (again, non-distilled) at this point? If I do use spring water, will these Orchids become accustomed, and have to have spring water exclusively from this point on?

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I swear thereís a near-identical post somewhere on here in the not too distant past, about a similar situation. If memory serves, the end consensus was that unless itís a highly sensitive cloud forest orchid (novelty phals arenít), tap water will be just fine.
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Ya hybrid phals should be OK with tap. The key is to run plenty of water through the media eaxh time you water. This gives it a chance to dissolve any salts etc. left In the media so they don't build up.
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Ya hybrid phals should be OK with tap. The key is to run plenty of water through the media eaxh time you water. This gives it a chance to dissolve any salts etc. left In the media so they don't build up.
Cool, thank you. I do water very thoroughly, also cause I believe there are several benefits!

My question was a bit difficult to phrase. I get that tap water is okay. What I want to know is, which may sound silly, would there be any harm in using Spring water (non-distilled)? And also, incidentally, would there be any extra benefits at all to it? Even if not necessary...

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Dissolved minerals are what gives spring water itís good taste, and quite often, contains higher levels of dissolved solids than many municipal sources.

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Cool, thank you. I do water very thoroughly, also cause I believe there are several benefits!

My question was a bit difficult to phrase. I get that tap water is okay. What I want to know is, which may sound silly, would there be any harm in using Spring water (non-distilled)? And also, incidentally, would there be any extra benefits at all to it? Even if not necessary...

I see no benefit to using spring water on a couple of hybrid Phals. The main harm will be to your wallet. Save your money and buy another plant.
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