Posted 1w ago by @Jclo

Dark Spots?
I use spring water to water my spider plant. It’s usually every 7-10 days sometimes more than that. He’s been doing fine for months. I bottom watered him yesterday after a 12 day stretch. He is located approximately 6ft from the window at my office. Is there something I’m doing wrong? I noticed the spots yesterday. #PlantsMakePeopleHappy #HappyPlants
6ft to light, indirect
6” pot with drainage
Last watered 1 week ago
Your water may be coming straight from the tap where it contains salt and chlorine causing the leaves to burn and go brown.
Leave a bottle of water without a lid on for 24 hours to let the chemicals and minerals to evaporate. ❀
@MischievousMoth I buy spring water by the gallon at our local Walmart. Should I leave the caps off the gallon jugs?
If you want water from the tap would also do the same as bottles water ❀
Can't remember the source, but they did a study a few years ago that found that a lot of bottled water is actually just tap water with added minerals πŸ˜‰
@MischievousMoth is correct that the salt and chlorine found found in tap water can cause brown spots. It is also important to have a regular watering schedule. Water only when the soil is mostly dry. Bright indirect lighting is important.
@Jclo I used to fill my water bottles at natural spring but there were so many minerals in it I quit using it and now buy distilled water or purified by reverse osmosis which is all I used to give my plants. We've had so much rain in north east Ohio that I have collected plant of rain water πŸŒŠπŸ’¦ 🌿 my plants are doing great! I honestly think rain water has helped my plants. It seems event spring water had too many minerals in it!

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