Eggs are an important source of high-quality protein for us humans—they're rich in vitamin D and minerals we need to live a long and healthy life. But we're not the only living things that can gain from one of the many benefits eggs can have—your house plants can, too.
Thanks to Apartment Therapy, we realized that our plants could actually use a little help from eggs—but not in the way you'd think. It turns out that the exterior of the egg, the eggshell, is a natural calcium source which is something that plants need to keep their pH balance in check.
When you boil eggs, either for Easter decorating or a healthy lunchtime snack, the calcium from those eggshells actually seeps into the water. By using this leftover liquid to water your plants, you'll be enriching them with some much-needed calcium—just make sure the water is back to room temperature before you use it.
Your plant's pH levels should usually be just fine, but you can get a testing kit for $11 to make sure. Although the hard-boiled egg water is far from magical, it can still have some benefits for your plant—especially if your plant's results come back super acidic. What an eggstraordinary find!
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