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Re: Desinfecting Plants (was Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #1437
W.T. Innes in his book recommends "desinfecting treatment" for plants
with lime water diluted 1:6 for 15 minutes. The concentrated lime water
is obtained by stirring hydrated lime (Ca(OH)2) in water, letting it
settle and decanting the supernatant.
So, "Lime-It" is probably right on the money!
> Date: Tue, 7 Dec 1999 16:06:45 EST
> From: Biplane10 at aol_com
> Subject: Sterlilizing plants
> Lime-It is a product that Arizona Aquatic Gardens promotes as being useful in
> cleaning the plants of parasites, disease etc. (Obviously contains lime). I
> was also told that a solution of alum and water will accomplish this. I
> cannot testify to the effectiveness of either one. Perhaps someone else has
> experience with either of these?