what is tepid water?

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  1. bailey570

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    i was reading that i should water my croton plant with tepid water. what exactly is tepid water?
     
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    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

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    Neither hot nor cold: lukewarm.
     
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    Room temperature should be fine, just not cold right-from-the-faucet.

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Around 20°C.
     
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    ah, but of course! i always try to give it to them at room temp. maybe i should start giving it to them luke warm (so it feels neutral to my touch and body temp). they probably like it like that. i never water them with cold water though. it's usually in the middle, but will feel a little cool to the touch. not that i'm over analyzing this or anything......lololololollolol, but thanks guys. you guys rock
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Body temperature warm (37°C) water wouldn't be a good idea - it would increase energy demand in the root system without increasing photosynthesis, and so could stress the plant.
     
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    One benefit to your plant from allowing water to sit for a day or so before using is that some of the chemicals often found in tap water can dissipate. Some plants are quite sensitive to chlorine, etc.
     
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    i see. it will be distilled water from now on at room temperature. thanks
     

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