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  T-shirt stains
From: "Richard Berry" berry_rl at hotmail.com> on 2000.05.01 at 18:45:29(4502)
O. K., this works sometimes, but not always: Visit your local supermarket's
laundry supply aisle. Look for a rack of small plastic bottles called
"Stain Devils". There is a different formula for just about every kind of
stain. Select the one for red wine stains and try that one on your
T-shirts. You may save some of them. I agree with the view point that the
sap from the abyssinian red banana(of course, it's not an aroid) has the
most notorious stain-making capability.
From: plantnut at macconnect.com (plantnut) on 2000.05.01 at 19:41:27(4508)
Thanks Richard.... Will give it a try.

Dewey E. Fisk, Plant Nut

From: "Michael Pascall" mpascall at eisa.net.au> on 2000.05.02 at 14:59:12(4517)
Heliconias stain real bad ! Same family as bananas. Twice a week we pick
and trim hundreds of Heliconias, and you should see my t-shirts and shorts
!Lots of other plants stain as well,some Cycads [Zamia furfuraceae ]

One solution no one has suggested, don't wear any clothes when working with
plants !!

From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 2000.05.02 at 19:50:16(4524)

I work CLOSE to my plants, and Lasia and Cyrtosparmas have terrible spines
and thorns, and Dieffenbachia, Colocasias, etc. ITCH like hell, so though I
have been known to be a 'nature nut' at times, in my opinion Aroids and
nudity do NOT a good combination make! One MIGHT have to request the
Doctor at the ER to please take away the pain, but try to leave the



From: StellrJ at aol.com on 2000.05.03 at 17:02:51(4534)
In a message dated Tue, 2 May 2000 6:08:23 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
"Michael Pascall" writes:

One solution no one has suggested, don't wear any clothes when working with

From: "Bonaventure W Magrys" magrysbo at shu.edu> on 2000.05.03 at 17:03:37(4535)
OK just make a trayful of aroid or banana leaf juice and dye all your
workclothes an even color.
Might even be a market for natural, organic "Aroid-brown".

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