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    Hello everyone.

    I just noticed this today, but my banana plant and 3 neps that I have in pots have lots and lots of little white dots. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img]

    I don't know much about paint, so how exactly do i get the stuff off of my plants? I guess is should use paint thinner, but will that hurt my plants?

    I'm sooooooo annoyed with the paint guy!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img]

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    NOOOOOOO, not paint thinner sertain death for the plant. that is like taken acid and rubbing it over your skin. try a wet towel and just work slowly. if that doesn't work i would just leave it. new growth will come out eventually.
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    Mindmaze128,
    I don't think this will hurt the plant (the paint, I mean), just doesn't look good. Paint thinner is WAY toxic, so that will not just kill, but completely obliterate your plants. You won't have enough left for a salad. We spilled that stuff on the lawn once, and there was a big brown patch of grass in a few days. And grass is TOUGH.
    Anyway, how long does one leaf last? your best bet is to just cope until the leaves wither.
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    Wash cloth and water, it is so humid in terrariums that the pant should soften and be easy to wipe off after a couple of days.... yes, I have delatexed a plant befor, lol.
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    oh, ok, no paint thinner then...

    One thing I didn't mention is that I have my plants outside, so the leaves aren't soft like they would be in a terrarium.

    I'll try getting the stuff off with warm water.

    Thanks a lot!

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