How Pure Water Can Affect the Golden Pothos Plant

Monthly watering with pure distilled or reverse-osmosis water is beneficial for golden pothos vine because it flushes unsightly salt buildup from potting-soil fertilizers that could damage the roots of the houseplant. Watering with only pure water could lead to micro-nutrient deficiencies unless a fertilizer with micro-nutrients is used regularly.

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About this Author

Brian Albert has been in the publishing industry since 1999. He is an expert in horticulture, with a focus on aquatics and tropical plants like orchids. He has successfully run an aquatic plant business for the last five years. Albert's writing experience includes the Greater Portland Aquarium Society newsletter and politics coverage for a variety of online journals.