Before you start watering your plants with the right type of water, you need to test the soil pH, since it affects the plant’s ability to take in nutrients, which contribute to growth and strength against stress and disease. When the pH level is off, plants can exhibit discoloration from leaf chlorosis, as well as other problems.
Plants that Prefer Slightly Alkaline Kangen Water®
Most of these plants show optimal growth in the 7.5-8.5 range, so you can experiment between Kangen Water® (pH 8.5) and Neutral Water (pH 7.0) to find the best results. The pH of your soil will have a huge impact on which water you should use. These plants include: asparagus, beets, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, carrots, mushrooms, parsley, geraniums, irises, phlox, vinca, hydrangeas (for pink blooms), and lilacs. Hydrangeas are a rare plant, as the pH of your water will change the color of the blooms.
Plants that Prefer Neutral Water
Many vegetables and plants thrive in a neutral pH. These plants include; spinach, parsnips, dahlias, chrysanthemums, Brussels sprouts, sweet peas, broccoli, asparagus, beans, avocado, cantaloupe, kiwi, mint, lettuce, onions, yams, radishes, squash, bell peppers, and tulips. Use Enagic® Neutral Water to keep these plants hydrated and healthy.
Plants that Prefer Slightly Acidic Water
(pH 4.0 – 6.0)
Some plants prefer slightly acidic water and soil, these include: rhododendrons, begonias, azaleas, heathers, hydrangeas (for blue blooms), peanuts, cucumbers, potatoes, dill, leeks, chili peppers, eggplant, garlic, chives, artichoke, tomatoes, and most berries. Roses grow most vibrantly with pH 5.5 – 6.5, so you may want to experiment with Slightly Acidic Water (set at pH 6.0) and Neutral Water (pH 7.0) to see which one yields the healthiest roses with your particular soil. Remember to always take into consideration the pH of your soil when you choose which Enagic® Water to use on your plants.
Tips for better blooming and growth
- When someone offers you a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers, dip their stems into acidic water (pH 4-6) and they will bloom longer.
- If your pot plants at home or at work are withering and looking a bit colorless, don’t rush to throw them out. Water them once with strong acidic water (pH=2.5-3.5) and then twice with strong alkaline water (pH 9.5-11.5). Afterwards proceed with their regular water, depending on their variety. You’ll be surprised to see your flowers recover.
- As a preventive measure, we advise watering healthy plants with slightly alkaline water (pH=7.5-8.5), but no more frequently than once a week. Use regular water in the interim.