Most plants generally grow best in tap water. Marine plants, such as algae or kale, grow best in salt water, while other plants die if exposed to too much salt. Sugar water causes plants to wilt or die, because the excess sugar in the soil prevent roots from fully absorbing water.
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Jessica Alzarana has a Bachelor of Music in music composition from the University of North Texas, and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in music therapy from Texas Woman's University. Alzarana's essays have been published by UNICEF State of the World Children's Report, BootsNAll, Alarana Atelier, eHow, and Travels.