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When watering indoor plants, try using ice cubes instead of water. They melt slowly, letting the soil absorb it better. This may not work for all plants, test first.

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By jh jackson from Wilmington, NC

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June 24, 20100 found this helpful

I wouldn't use ice to water a plant. I feel room temperature water is better to avoid shocking the plant's root system.

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June 24, 20100 found this helpful

Plants prefer warmish water. Cold stunts their growth, do not use icey water on your plants this includes well water, let it warm up first.

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June 24, 20100 found this helpful

I had to laugh when I saw that this was "Tip of the Day", as I've been doing this for years and thought everyone did! It's a wonderful "green" way to conserve water and give your plants a sip. I just make sure to surround the plant close to the stem to avoid shock. Good for you!

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