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Hi! The water where I'm currently living is at around 280 - 300 ppm so I was wondering if I could just water my phal with my tap water and flush it out once a month. Thanks in advance for your help!
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Agreed.

However, over time, you will note that the leaves will have something of a "matte" finish to them. If, on the other hand, you watered using a purer water supply, they will become very glossy and bright.
 

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Agreed.

However, over time, you will note that the leaves will have something of a "matte" finish to them. If, on the other hand, you watered using a purer water supply, they will become very glossy and bright.
And which would be preferable in this case?
 

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In nature, orchids get water with a very low solids content, and they have the bright, shiny leaves. While I can't truthfully say that such exposure causes harm, it just seems logical that the "purer" way is preferred.
 

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Thanks, sounds like I'll be using pure water more often then
 
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