PLASTICS: Toxic to Plants

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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Non-orchid plant seedlings have been killed in new glass houses by a plasticizer called dibutyl phthlate (DBP) but not by a related product called didecyl phthlate; DBP occurs in some PVC pipe used to water plants in polypropylene seed trays; it is also lurking in some glazing strips, flexible pots, reinforced hose-pipe, insulated wire, etc.; plants die after four weeks exposure to it. Ca87(2)-4
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