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    Carnivorous Plant FAQ : sarracenia.com/faq.html
    Covers just about every question a new grower might possibly ask, per soils, appropriate plants for various conditions, things you need to know before growing anything and things that vary depending on your particular setting, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemon View Post
    One more newbie question: I know that distilled water is best for these plants, but currently getting to the market is difficult and so is finding bottled water at all. Is it possible to use filtered but not distilled? Or is it possible to treat water with a dechlorinator and use that?

    If neither of those options work, I’ll wait til things calm down and I can buy distilled water more easily again. But figured I’d ask about my options! Thanks so much again to those who are helping me out!
    Typical filtered water won't work, dechlorinated water won't work. You can collect Rain Water and use it for your plants. I believe water from a dehumidifier will work too, but I haven't tried it.
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    Thanks again everyone! Iíve learned a lot from the info and resources youíve all shared with me. I feel a lot more prepared to bring home some new plants soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acro View Post
    Typical filtered water won't work, dechlorinated water won't work. You can collect Rain Water and use it for your plants. I believe water from a dehumidifier will work too, but I haven't tried it.
    I have a basement dehumidifier.
    The water discharged from it is very pure.
    I checked the Total Dissolved Solids, TDS, and the condensate water from the dehumidifier measure 5 - 10.
    Distilled water measures 0 - 1.
    Carnivorous plants prefer water with a TDS lower than 50.
    I've used dehumidifier water on my CP for several years with no ill effects or signs of slow deterioration.

    Good growing,
    Mike

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