Disinfecting Plants



                              Plant Disinfection for Algae and Critters

                                            There are 3 commonly used methods to disinfect plants:

            Best for killing Algea:

            Potassium Permanganate:

        Put plants into a 5 gallon bucket, fill with water enough to cover plants (about half filled),
        and add enough potassium Permanganate to color the water a dark pink for 10-15 minutes.
        Wear gloves as it will stain anything . Rinse plants thoroughly in tap water afterwards.


        Best For Organisms:


        This is best for removing organisms from the plants. To remove organisms, snails and snail eggs,
        soak the plants in water dosed with 3 tablespoons of alum per gallon of water for 2-3 hours.
        Alum is not best for killing Algea.

        Will do both:


        Bleach can be used at a 20 to 1 ratio (20 parts water to 1 part bleach), with the plant dipped for
        3 minutes and then rinsed thoroughly afterwards. Not recommended for fine leaved or fragile




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