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Thread: What part of "no tap water" do people not get?!

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    Three of my coworkers asked me about my plants, and wondered if I could get them one. So I gave them each an easy-to-care-for Cape Sundew, with specific instructions to water ONLY with distilled or rain water, and a warning that filtered water is not good enough.

    Two of the sundews are now dead, because the owners thought water filtered through a Brita pitcher would be OK, despite my specific instructions that it would not. They said they didn't believe me that tap water would be that bad.

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    My sister out in OR uses her tap water to water her D. Capensis. She has had that plant for two and half years. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]
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    I think the single most important factor in tap water is if it contains high levels of Chlorine...then TDS comes into play.

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    I think D. capensis is quite tough, so tap water wouldn't be as dangerous as to a VFT or sarracenia.
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    Perhaps she has the luxury of very soft water.

    What part of "do not fertilize" do people not get? My Dad asked me if I wanted to add Miracle Gro to my VFT's. I said of course not that would kill them thats why I use distilled water. Then he said "Why not just put the Miracle Gro in the distilled water?" [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]

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    I think it's the tap part that they don't understand.
    When I sold plants I would even offer them free water, whenever they needed it. They still gave the plants tap water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Travis @ June 17 2005,1:18)]My sister out in OR uses her tap water to water her D. Capensis. She has had that plant for two and half years. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]
    In Portland, at least, the tap water from the Bull Run resovior is clean enough for CPs. Sarracenia NW, based out of Portland, waters all their plants with tap water as I understand it. If only it were that easy everywhere else...
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    In Atlanta, tap water is fine for all CP's. I heard that the municipal water system water quality here is second only to that of New York City. When I am anywhere else, I don't drink tap water because it tastes like chemicals.

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