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Old 05-05-2019, 02:55 PM
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Ok, so it's watering day and I forgot to leave out a jug of tap water to let the chlorine dissipate and went online looking for rapid ways to do this. I stumbled upon using Vitamin C to remove chloramine from tap water. It is apparently very effective.

I have powdered 100% L. ascorbic acid from The Ordinary (a skincare company) and, well, it got me thinking...

Could using Vitamin C be beneficial for orchids? How much would one use in 8 litres of water to remove chloramine/ chlorine without causing PH problems for plants? Does Vitamin C help orchids in any way? I've read about using lemon juice when watering.

Experienced growers...what are your thoughts?


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Old 05-05-2019, 06:21 PM
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An interesting concept, but I see two caveats:

1) it takes about a gram of ascorbic acid to decompose a milligram of chloramine in 100 gallons of water, so it's not all that efficient.

2) yes, vitamin C is critical to plant growth, but everything I've read talks about the plants' production via an enzyme, and there is little to no information about adding it via an external route.
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the stuff they use to de chlorinate ponds instantly. it is pretty cheap for doing small amounts of water. it is fine for pond plants. API(R) Tap Water Conditioner Super Strength Aquarium Dechlorinator | fish Water Care & Conditioning | PetSmart
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the stuff they use to de chlorinate ponds instantly. it is pretty cheap for doing small amounts of water. it is fine for pond plants. API(R) Tap Water Conditioner Super Strength Aquarium Dechlorinator | fish Water Care & Conditioning | PetSmart
This ^^^ I don't know what it is, but we use it in the fish tank
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