A member of the rarefruit yahoo group has suspected for quite sometime that water and soil quality is extremely important for some plants, particularly with Miracle Fruit. His experience with Miracle Fruit proved to him that soil alone will not be able to offset improper water. His Miracle Fruits were planted in soil for acid loving plants and still they declined. Only when he began watering them with acidic water did they turn around and start to thrive. It is quite possible that other plants, such as E. stipitata, will have other ways of showing their discomfort. For this reason, he has been toying with the idea of getting a reverse osmosis unit to water his plants.