Does Bleach Affect Plant Growth?


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Barbara DeWalt answered
Without doubt – if you put bleach on your plant, you’re going to harm it in one way or another.

How Does Bleach Affect Plants?
Bleach is highly toxic, and can do a great deal of damage to both plants and animals alike. In fact, bleach is so strong that it’s often used as a disinfectant, which kills microorganisms.

Plants produce something called chlorophyll, which is a green pigment that they use to photosynthesize (or create “food” from sunlight). When a plant comes into contact with bleach, the green pigment is bleached away, leaving the plant unable to get the energy it needs.

How Can I Tell If My Plant Has Got Bleach On It, And What Can I Do To Minimize Damage?
Diluted bleach water is likely to give your plant chemical burns – you may notice some strange white spotting on the leaves.

If this happens, the best thing you can do is rinse your plants with clean water as soon as possible, and take them out of direct sunlight for a while.

Ultimately, you’ll want to get the bleach off your plant within ten minutes – the longer you leave it, the more damage it’ll do.
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Anonymous answered

Yes bleach does affects plant growth because bleach has different types of chemical in it and I did a experiment of it and a project on it

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