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Bleach solution and next year's bloom???


This is the first time I had ever heard anyone connect the 10% bleach =
solution, commonly used to disinfect rhizomes, and next year's bloom!  =
Please explain.

I have sometimes seen foliage become whitish, if not rinsed, so that =
would affect the food production of those leaves, but new leaves grow =
and the bloom point is already formed at the base.

I usually do rinse the outside of the plant but having soaked the entire =
thing for 10 minutes or so, I know that it has absorbed a fair amount of =
the bleach solution.  Bloom is dependent on many factors, but I have =
never noticed any correlation with whether I have "bleach-cleaned" my =
transplants or not.

David Shannon

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