How does tap water effect plant growth?
Tap water typically contains minerals and nutrients that are good for plants. Bottled water has these filtered out before it is sold and city water contains chlorine (for example) to help kill bacteria which is harmful for plants.
The "tap water" differs in different parts of the world. Countries in tropical areas have chlorine (and sometimes fluorine) added to it to kill and control bacterial (and fungal) growth. These elements in high concentrations can have detrimental results to plant growth and seed germination
Think practically. About 99.9% of all indoor plants IN THE WORLD are watered with tap water; about 90% of all domestic gardens and landscapes are watered with water that originates basically from a tap.
What is the difference in the effects of the growth of plants based on using salt water in one plant and tap water for the other plant for a time period of two weeks?
Plants that have not edapted to growing in salt water will die if this is the only water they are given. Tap water is generally safe to grow plants in. In two weeks, if you were to water two identical plants, one with salt water, and one with tap water, the tap water plant would continue to grow, while the salt water plant would die.
It depends on the plant and on the klimate the plant originate from Some orkids can only survive with softened water, others cant survive without alot of calcium in the water(tap-water) - and in a less extreme variant it is the same with all other plants Most rainforest-plants like demineralised water(tumbledryer-water) bottled water is no better than tumbledryer-water so use the cheaper. Tap water is totally fine, but if you have múch bacteria in your…
This question has too many variables to answer effectively. Some plants grow well in salt water while most will die in it. Tap water varies from where it comes from containing many nutrients and minerals to few. Bottled water can contain added minerals or just be distilled and contain none. Plants need minerals and nutrients to grow so hard tap water would probably be the best water to grow a plant in, if it was…
Tap and drinking water normally has chlorine in it to reduce the bacterial count in the water. This could effect the growth of the plant, but normally the concetration of chlorine (in the water) is very low - far below the toxic level to plants. Drinking/ bottled water normally has less salts in it than regular tap water. Both have very minimal amounts of nutrients in them, which would ultimatley lead to nutrient defciencies if…
The environment in which plants grow is rich with microorganisms and bacteria. Chlorinated water may disturb healthy bacterial growth and harm beneficial microorganisms. It can also prevent nutrient uptake essential to the growth of the plant, as well as alter pH level See related links for more information
Of the three: tap water. Unless the plant you're talking about is a marsh plant, salt water will relatively quickly turn the tips of your plant's leaves brown. Even tap will do this, due to the trace minerals. The BEST water is filtered, room-temp tap -or- rainwater, if you have the means to collect, save, and keep it clean for later use.