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Hydrogen Peroxide to get rid of Microbes? O.o

Alright so I was reading an article about Rooting Hibiscus Cuttings and came across an article about rooting them in water. In the article it stated..

"Pour 1-2" of warm (body temperature) water into a container. Add a few drops of hydrogen peroxide to discourage microbes from multiplying in it."

Has anyone ever heard of this? Is it safe? Is it necessary? I figured it would kill the plant but I guess this person actually does it and doesn't have problems. Was just wondering your opinions on this matter.
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It kills microbes and actually seems to mildly stimulate rooting, as long as you keep it to 1-2 drops of fairly dilute peroxide (ie 10-20 vol.)

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ThankYou for your response!! I'm gunna try it now lol ;p if only I had known this while I was trying to root my bougainvillea and oleander in water lol thankfully they have made it in pots and are growning well now :)
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Foo, it's almost impossible to kill Oleander (I've tried), and even just cutting a bit and sticking it in the ground is usually enough to get it to root. :shock:

Bougs, however, I'm totally hopeless with. If I get them as bedding plants, they do wonderfully, but I can't start my own cuttings to save my life. :evil:

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Bougainvillea is a bit difficult to root. However I did manage to get one hard wood and one soft wood cutting both to root in water LOL it took about a month but they darn well rooted! LMFAO
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