There is great debate over what types of water that you can/should use for your VFT and other CP's.
I have the simple answer:
USE ONLY DISTILLED WATER!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] *
You can find this at any grocery store for about a dollar. *NO ALTERNATIVE TO THIS!! Drinking water, Spring water still have things in the water that are bad for the plants!!
If you have the means... you can collect rain water (it is free - just not of the side of your house. ).
If you have the money... *you can buy a reverse osmosis filter *(which will run into the 100$'s of dollars ).
Many people use their tap water for these plants. *For some people it will work ( for a while ). *Some water supplies are low in mineral content. *It is the minerals ( along with sodium, cholrine and other chemicals ) that are in the water which is harmful for the fragile root system of the plant . *Filling up a pitcher of water and letting it sit for a couple of days WILL remove some of the chemicals, BUT WILL NOT REMOVE the minerals. *The water needs to be void of all possible mineral, sodium, chemical content to insure the survival of your plants.
Over time minerals will build up in the soil and the plant will struggle.
The SAFEST way to go with water for your plant is DISTILLED WATER.
If you only have a few plants, a gallon will last a long time. *