Published By: Satavisha

Easy Ways To Clean And Polish Your Plant Leaves

Keeping the leaves of your houseplants clean is essential to improve the quality of air in your home, enabling your plants to absorb carbon dioxide and produce more oxygen.

Just as any other piece of furniture or decor in your home, houseplants require occasional cleaning too. But unlike vacuuming your couch and dusting your baseboards, it is not a matter of aesthetics. The well-being of your plant relies on cleaning. If you want to know easy ways to clean your plant leaves, read on to find out how you can polish them.

Use a feather duster to remove dust.

You can use a feather duster to remove dust from the leaves of your houseplants. You should do this every 3 to 4 days to forbid dust particles from depositing and covering the leaves.

Use a spray bottle

Some plants like aloe vera require a bath, and you can use a spray bottle to clean them. Remember to check the water pressure to avoid washing away the growing media from the pot. Also, you have to drain out the excess water from the pot, through the drainage hole of the pot, present at the bottom. Clean the leaves early in the morning and leave them out in the sunlight for 3 to 4 hours.

Rinse the leaves with warm water to eliminate dust.

Place your plant under the shower or sink and allow the running water’s pressure to eliminate dirt and dust from it. The shower’s mist will also hydrate the leaves of the plants. Leave your houseplant to naturally drip dry, and then place it in the sun. Always remember to use warm water because cold water may cause discoloration of the leaves. Do not wash plants like African Violets and cacti because they are sensitive to water. However, this method is ideal for Sword Ferns, Devils Ivy, and Peace Lilies.

Smear some mayonnaise on the leaves to retain shine.

Apply a thin coat of mayonnaise on the leaves of your plants. Make sure the entire surface of the leaf is covered in a thin coat. Wipe off the excess mayonnaise with a dry and clean tissue or paper towel. This coating will add a shine to your leaves, which will last for approximately two weeks. To restore the shine, reapply the mayonnaise, and this method is applicable to all types of plants.

Groom your plants with these easy cleaning hacks, and keep them looking shiny and green!