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Use Unwanted Ice for Houseplants

If you drop an ice cube on the floor, don't just toss it into the sink. Place it in a potted plant or your pet's water dish instead. Use the same technique for any leftover cubes in mealtime water glasses.

By Patricia from Imperial, NE

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September 14, 20080 found this helpful

I have a lot of animals and when I give them fresh water everyday I make sure to water house plants or plants in the yard with the old water in their dishes.

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January 4, 20090 found this helpful

i've read that ice water is bad for plants, it shocks their roots. i put the cubes in a glass to get to room temp first. kind of a pain i know but it's better than a bunch of dead plants.

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