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How will detergents kill plants?
January 11, 2011 2:08AM
The chemicals in detergent are poison like.
You pour them in the soil and the roots absorb it.
The plant mistakes it as water and nutrients.
Then chemicals spread through it eventually killing it.
Why do plants die when watered with laundry detergents?
Will detergent kill plants?
Yes If you google detergent plants, a gazillion hits are returned on the subject of the effects of detergents on plants. Numerous experiments have shown that detergents kill plants of all types. surely detergent will kill the plants.. the reason being is detergents have the foaming agent such as sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS) or sodium lauryl sulphate which can cleave the protein molecules present in the cells converting them into peptides by breaking the chemical bondings.. how can a plant survive without protein? Forget that comment at the bottom, I erased it.
What ingredients are in detergent that change plants?
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What is the Bibliography of detergents affect plant growth?
It depends on what kinds of detergents you are using. If you have 100% natural organic detergent, it should have no effect on the plant growth. However, regular detergents have chemicals in them that would kill the nutrients in the soil. If you kill the soil, the plant would basically starve to death and die out.