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  Aroid Stains
From: plantnut at macconnect.com (plantnut) on 2000.04.30 at 08:11:47(4479)
Wandering around in the Collection can ruin T-shirts. After they are
washed, these ugly brown stains come up.... Has anyone figured out
anything that will get rid of the stains? I was told that pouring boiling
water through the stain would wash it out..... Didn't work for me....
Bleach is not an option on colored cloth...

Would appreciate any suggestions.... I have a drawer of nice T-shirts that
have brown blotches on them from.... I think , primarily, the
Philodendrons.....
Dewey

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From: "patricia frank" tricia_frank at hotmail.com> on 2000.04.30 at 08:32:14(4481)
The only solution is to wear Black! Tricia

>Would appreciate any suggestions.... I have a drawer of nice T-shirts that
>have brown blotches on them from.... I think , primarily, the
>Philodendrons.....
>Dewey

From: Betsytrips at aol.com on 2000.04.30 at 11:25:12(4482)
You are not alone on that one. I wish I had an answer for your blotches, but
alas, I do not.

Betsy

From: unsub hermine at endangeredspecies.com> on 2000.04.30 at 11:27:32(4483)
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>Would appreciate any suggestions.... I have a drawer of nice T-shirts that
>have brown blotches on them from.... I think , primarily, the
>Philodendrons.....
>Dewey
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From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 2000.04.30 at 11:30:36(4485)
Or imagine that polka dots are back in fasion!!

J

>The only solution is to wear Black! Tricia<

>Would appreciate any suggestions.... I have a drawer of nice T-shirts that
>have brown blotches on them from.... I think , primarily, the
>Philodendrons.....
>Dewey

From: "John S. Smolowe" johnsmolowe at ispchannel.com> on 2000.04.30 at 11:32:10(4486)
Dewey,

Unfortunately I don't have an answer to how to remove the stains, but I do
believe that drippings from cut leaves of bananas (Musa and Ensete) are
notorious for causing them.

Best regards,

John Smolowe

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From: Betsytrips at aol.com on 2000.04.30 at 11:33:42(4487)
There is one other solution, bleach and have white outs. There is always
choice, but my experience with bleach was a different color of brown.
Betsy

From: Jody Haynes webmaster at plantapalm.com> on 2000.04.30 at 11:35:16(4488)
I have found that bananas are the worst for stains, but I have no experience
with aroids in this regard. The fluid that drains out when a leaf or a bunch of
fruit is cut is transparent, and the stain doesn't appear until after the
clothing is washed and dried. I also have a drawer full of stained t-shirts and
I have found nothing that works to get the stains out.

Jody

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From: "Eduardo Goncalves" edggon at hotmail.com> on 2000.04.30 at 17:27:43(4489)
Hi Dewey,

Finally, I realized that I am not the one with brown stains in my
clothes! Some days ago, when I stained a brand new T-shirt with a "killer"
Philodendron edmundoi, I was trying to discover what the hell causes those
stains. If you find out something, please share your knowledge with me.
Right now I am wearing a T-shirt with a big brown stain!

Best wishes,

Eduardo.

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From: Pugturd at aol.com on 2000.04.30 at 17:31:31(4491)
Dewey just rub the sap all over the T-shirts. Then you will have some cool
brown hippie shirts.

From: unsub hermine at endangeredspecies.com> on 2000.04.30 at 19:49:50(4492)
At 05:31 PM 04/30/2000, Pugturd@aol.com wrote:
>Dewey just rub the sap all over the T-shirts. Then you will have some cool
>brown hippie shirts.
>

what if he comes down with some kind of skin condition? black t shirts or
camo. or, wear something really distracting like a Tibetan turquoise head
dress. nobody would notice the stains.
one could stencil on the shirt in bold letters

WHAT STAINS?

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From: Denis denis at skg.com> on 2000.05.01 at 16:44:16(4496)
Tricia is correct, but if you can't wear black, wear your old stained
shirts when you are in your collection working and save your good T
shirts for Social occassions. Black is too hot to wear outside in the
sun in South Florida or the tropics anyway... Wear Black at night.

Denis at Silver Krome

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From: Betsytrips at aol.com on 2000.05.01 at 16:45:05(4498)
Welcome to the aroid world and believe it or not, there are other genera that
are culprits also.

Betsy

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From: Betsytrips at aol.com on 2000.05.01 at 16:45:30(4499)
Dewey, by the time you take all of the advice about your stained T-shirts,
you are going to be quite a dude, but then, some of us think you are already,
with your brown spots or without your brown spots. Who cares, you do great
either way!

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From: plantnut at macconnect.com (plantnut) on 2000.05.01 at 19:37:51(4504)
Well.... Thanks to all for the comments and suggestions regarding the
Aroid Stains...

I guess I will just have to wear the T-shirts.... and if folks look at me

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