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Shiva hypatia-no-spam at cotse.net
Wed Jun 12 22:33:55 EST 2002


Ray @ First Rays Orchids wrote:

> Called "dumb cane" as, if you get the sap in your mouth, calcium oxalate
> crystals will grow in the presence of the moisture, and they are 
acicular or
> "needle-like."  As they penetrate the soft tissue, your mouth will swell 
up
> making it difficult for you to talk, in essence making you "dumb" (as in
> "deaf and dumb).
>
> A quick swish with vinegar and water will dissolve the crystals.

Cool! Thanks for the information.

>
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>
> Ray Barkalow <> First Rays Orchids
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> "Shiva" <hypatia at cotse.net> wrote in message
> news:3d06b2e7.13069312 at news.teranews.com...
> > On Tue, 11 Jun 2002 22:28:15 GMT, Leona Henderson <leo at 1starnet.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > >dephanbachia (spelling?)
> >
> > Here, let me try! dieffanbachia?? Diefenbaccia? Well, I know what you
> > mean. Wiat, I'll try an online dictionary. Hold da line:
> >
> > [A few seconds later...] From Dictionary.com:
> >
> > dief·fen·bach·i·a   Pronunciation Key  (dfn-bäk-, -bk-)
> > n.
> > Any of several plants of the genus Dieffenbachia native to tropical
> > America, having stout, jointed stems and large, variegated leaves and
> > widely cultivated as an indoor plant. Also called dumb cane, dumb
> > plant.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > > dumb weed (?) Lordy, my mind is
> > >slipping gears.... but most of you will know what I'm tryig
> > >to refer to... are very food at taking up bad air.
> >
> > Trouble is, it is somewhat dangerous for  housecats and dogs, or
> > anything that might eat it. If ingested it apparentlly paralyzes the
> > vocal chords for a while, hence "dumbcane." But it is pretty.
> >
> >
> >
> > >Leona.
> > >
> > >Karen wrote:
> > >>
> > >> "John" <johnstmail at nospammingyahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:<NcPM8.89971$%J4.2096396 at twister.tampabay.rr.com>...
> > >> > Hello... I have a question about plants.  I live in FL in a condo 
by
> the
> > >> > beach and it is pretty smelly around here.  I usually keep the
> doors/windows
> > >> > closed and the A/C on during the summer.  And so, it can smell and
> feel
> > >> > kinda stuffy in here.  I was wondering if I had a plant in my 
house,
> would
> > >> > that make it seem less stuffy?  Sorry... Its kinda hard to 
describe.
> Is a
> > >> > plant like a air filter? lol... what is a nice indoor oxygen
> producing plant
> > >> > that is kinda small and easy to care for?  Sun is a plenty around
> here if
> > >> > need be.  Thanks for all your help and sorry if this is a stupid
> question.
> > >> > I don't know very much about plants and gardening.  My friends mom
> just said
> > >> > that it smelled kinda stuffy in here and it would be nice to have
> some real
> > >> > plants in this place.
> > >> >
> > >> > Thanks!
> > >> > John
> > >>
> > >> Hello John,
> > >>   Yes,plants will clean the air in your home.I can't rember all of 
the
> > >> ones that are the most efficient oxygenators,but I do recall that
> > >> Spider Plants(Chlorophytum comosum)are one of the best for the
> > >> job.They are available at most tropical plant stores,inexpensive,and
> > >> easy to grow indoors.
> > >>  Good Luck!
> > >>  Karen
> > >
> > >--
> > >Leona [Lee] leo at 1starnet.com
> > >Non Commercial site http://www.geocities.com/tvksi/index.htm
> >



















































































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