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Rot Prevention

  • Subject: Rot Prevention
  • From: "WEAVER,BILL (HP-USA,ex3)" <bill_weaver@hp.com>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 18:32:48 -0600 (CST)

At a recent orchid society meeting, the speaker mentioned that
he uses hydrogen peroxide (3%) to treat orchids that have experienced
a problem with rot. Basically, he waters the plant on its regular 
schedule, but for three waterings he uses hydrogen peroxide. His 
reasoning was that apparently plants (at least orchids) produce a
weak hydrogen peroxide solution at the interface between leaf and
stem when the plant is dropping a diseased leaf. His reasoning being
that if the plant produces it inside, it should have no problem with
it being applied on the outside.

Long story, short question. Does anybody have any idea if this procedure
might help combat rot in dormant potted amorphophallus tubers?

Bill Weaver

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