Sterilizing Tools

written on Jan 13, 2018 and last revisited on Nov 28, 2018

Tools like scissors and knives are often used when propagating and caring Haworthias. It is important to sterilize the tools to prevent pathogen infections. Isopropyl alcohol solution (often branded as rubbing alcohol) is not very effective at killing pathogens that infect plants. A thorough method is to soak the tool in a ~1% sodium hypochlorite solution (often branded as bleach) for ~3 minutes.

Carving knife is a flexible tool in plant caring.
Carving knife is a flexible tool in plant caring.