Other alcohol-based products such as window cleaners may contain additive chemicals that are dangerous for plants. Windex and other similar products are not recommended.
Windex also says that it is safe for plants, and won’t harm siding or plastic. They do recommend scrubbing with a sponge for stubborn dirt and waiting for a few seconds while it soaks, before rinsing.
Windex® Outdoor Sprayer will not harm plants, painted surfaces (water or oil based paint), siding, grills or plastic surfaces.
Are results showed that Windex barely had an effect on the plant growth and the plants showed steady increase in growth. In conclusion, our experiment did not assure that Windex add a boost in plant growth but we did find that small, insignificant amounts of Windex mixed with water were able to ingested by the plants.
Windex is not recommended for use on real plants or faux plants. It is best to avoid it.
What surfaces can you use Windex Outdoor on? Use to clean your outdoor windows (of course), any other glass, your patio furniture, brick and more. It works on all of these surfaces because it won’t harm plants, siding, grills or plastics!
Windex is an inexpensive glass cleaner product that leaves behind a few streaks and smudges. Thanks to its clean application and removal, Windex may be ideal for keeping a glass-covered solar array clean and operating at maximum efficiency.
Use Distilled Water to Dilute Your Glass Cleaner
Tap water from your sink can be chock full of minerals and metals that aren’t visible with the naked eye, but can create a streaky film when dried on a surface like glass. If you’re diluting your glass cleaner, consider using distilled water instead of tap water.
A: Most Windex® Glass and Multi-Surface Cleaners are formulated with detergents, solvents, fragrance and in some cases ammonia (see below for ammonia-free products).
Step 1: Pre-clean heavily soiled areas. Step 2: Spray surface until thoroughly wet. Step 3: Let stand for 10 minutes. Step 4: Wipe with a dry paper towel or lint-free cloth.
Household ammonia or “ammonium hydroxide” on the other hand is so strong it will kill any plant it comes into direct contact with, even before it is absorbed into the plant as it can cause actual chemical burns on plants as well as people and animals.
If a large release of ammonia occurs the vapor will likely burn the leaves of nearby downwind vegetation. Ammonia will pull water from the leaves but will not affect the roots so damaged plants will probably fully recover although affected crops may suffer yield loss.
Yes, you can say that plants like ammonia because ammonia works as a fertilizer for plants. Basically, plants require nitrogen for the process of photosynthesis and create their own food and grow. Ammonia is a very good source for plants to get the nitrogen.