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I had no idea you could water house plants with ice cubes.

6 cubes once a week! Who knew?

by Anonymousreply 2606/22/2013

Do not water tropical plants with ice cubes.

Ice is not found in their native habitats.

by Anonymousreply 106/19/2013

Why would you do that, R1? Makes no sense. Why would a plant like freezing cold water?

by Anonymousreply 206/19/2013

Don't tell me r2 --- reading for understanding is not your long suit.

I clearly said do not water your plants with ice cubes.

by Anonymousreply 306/19/2013

[quote] Why would a plant like freezing cold water?

They dont. Watering plants with very cold water is never a good idea as it could shock the roots. Additionally, there is what, a few tablespoons of water in an ice cube? Plants need more than that.

by Anonymousreply 406/19/2013

Sorry. I mis-typed. I meant to say OP, not R1.

R1, you're excused to put on clean underwear since you obviously shit yourself.

by Anonymousreply 506/19/2013

6 cubes in each pot, right? No matter what size? Fascinating.

by Anonymousreply 606/19/2013

Fine, I removed the ice cubes. I bought the Anthurium at the supermarket and it had instructions attached to that says 'water with 6 ice cubes once a week, the equivalent of 1/2 cup of water. When ice is fully melted drain excess water from pot'.

by Anonymousreply 706/19/2013

Yes, ice cubes are great to water indoor plants. Orchids especially. It's not freezing when it melts, hello people.

by Anonymousreply 906/19/2013

What about a half of popsicle? Would that work too?

by Anonymousreply 1006/19/2013

Those plants need a good smack on the ass!

by Anonymousreply 1106/20/2013

LOL@R11, not quite WW, but it made me laugh!

by Anonymousreply 1206/20/2013

My plants do fine when I get drunk and piss on them. someone said here that piss was sterile.

by Anonymousreply 1306/20/2013

R9 is correct, especially about Orchids.

by Anonymousreply 1406/20/2013

"6 cubes once a week!"

Schix cubes a wheek? I schling that many cuuubes at Fern and Ivy hourly, every time I fffreshhen up my duurink.

by Anonymousreply 1506/20/2013

There are lots of things you CAN do, but not all of them make sense!

by Anonymousreply 1606/20/2013

Thank you, r16.

Informative link you posted.

by Anonymousreply 1706/20/2013

Isn't it easier to just water them with...hmm.. WATER? Ice melts and becomes water. I don't understand why you would waste valuable cocktail ingredients on house plants but hey, go right ahead Einstein.

by Anonymousreply 1806/20/2013

OP, I just found out you can make steaks from cows! We should write a book of obvious household tips.

by Anonymousreply 1906/20/2013

Ice cubes are a great idea! You can go on vacation and still have your plants watered!

by Anonymousreply 2006/20/2013

I love how quickly thread devolve into contests for the bitchiest comments...

r20 - exactly how long do you think you can vacation before the ice melts. If you're being ironic, you'll need to learn to write better to convey your meaning.

by Anonymousreply 2106/20/2013

What you need, R21, is a better sense of humor.

by Anonymousreply 2206/20/2013

Seek help, R23.

by Anonymousreply 2306/20/2013

Webmaster, you are forgiven.

by Anonymousreply 2406/20/2013

I don't get R23's post.

by Anonymousreply 2506/22/2013
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