Chlorine in tap water harmful to plants?

K N and P J Harris ecoli at cix.compulink.co.uk
Sun Jan 14 10:03:43 EST 1996


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> From: egrunden at prairienet.org (Eric Grunden)
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> Subject: Re: Chlorine in tap water harmful to plants?
> Date: 10 Jan 1996 06:34:15 GMT
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> In a previous article, tpatter at pond.com (TPatter) says:
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> >I was wondering if anyone knew if the cholorine in city tap water is
> >harmful to plants.  I've been misting my fig tree's leaves and 
branches
> >now that it's Winter (and therefore, very dry) and I do not wish to 
harm
> >the plant.
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> I don't know about the chlorine, but I have read that the fluorine
> in city water can cause necrosis in certain plant species.
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> -- 
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> The Spirit of Nature, a powerful force,
>  belongs and returns to its creative source.
> - Excerpted from The Collective Works of Johnny Pokerface -
Traditionally fluorine causes a dieback from the extremities. The 
classic symptoms were the death of the crowns of trees influenced by 
local brickwork chimney effluents.
Peter Harris,
Reading, England.




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