Plants for Taiwan Greywater Systems

Subject: Plants for greywater systems
Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2000
From: Art Ludwig <Oasis Design>
To: pm <claybones©hotmail.com>

[PM writes regarding what plants to use for greywater. The location is in the
mountains of Taiwan, elevation 500 meters, with subtropical rainfall.]
> I would like to know if anyone has a list of plants that function well in a
> greywater system, in order to ensure the take up of all potential pollutants,
> or at least plants that are able to survive in such muck (of which my system
> has plenty). Currently I have found that taro is holding up well (though I
> wouldn't eat it).

Bananas are the classic greywater plant for your environment. There are other
plants listed in Create an Oasis with Grey Water (book) and more on plants, et rates,
and irrigation levels as well.
Good luck!
Art

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