Plant Disinfection for Algae and Critters
There are 3 commonly used methods to disinfect plants:
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