How Will Salt Affect the Growth of a Houseplant?

Salts in any form will sterilize soil and poison and burn a houseplant. Salt buildup will at least stunt the growth of, if not kill, a plant.

Keywords: salt buildup, kill a plant, sterilize soil

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