Water from melted snow for orchids?

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  1. gallina

    gallina Active Member

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    I've heard that the water from melted snow is good for watering orchids.
    Is there any truth in that? What's the benefit?
     
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    No chlorine (or worse yet chloramine), no fluoride and it's more acidic compared to city tap water. Good for most any plants.

    tj
     
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    Thank you very much. I hope it snows again, so I'll collect more snow!
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Collected rainwater is just as good, of course.

    As Silver surfer mentions, it is very important to make sure the meltwater has reached room temperature before using it.
     
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    Thank you, I keep the melted water in a container for a couple of days before watering.
     

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