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Caring for indoor plants and rules for cleaning them from dust

Why do you need to care for the leaves of indoor plants? Cleaning methods.


Each of us encounters house dust that gets on house plants, and especially when dust gets from fans or from an open window, and even when we go for a few days and leave the house alone. At that time, dust covers everything, even the leaves of indoor plants, but one should not forget that caring for plants during harvesting is considered necessary and mandatory.


In fact, the dust layer blocks sunlight and reduces the plant's ability to photosynthesize. Photosynthesis is what a plant feeds on. A pure plant that photosynthesizes at an optimal level will be a healthier plant, and healthy plants do not get sick or become infected with pests, so there are such rules for caring for indoor plants:



How much dust is in your air, then so much dust will be on the leaves of plants. Much depends on the location, if there is a dirt road, or a constant wind, then the dust will get in anyway. The best way to tell if a plant needs cleaning is to rub the leaves with your fingers. If you feel or see that there is more dust on your finger than you can blow off the leaves, then it's time to clean up.

Peel the leaves
Washing with a spray nozzle


The easiest way to clean large to medium sized plants is to place them in the kitchen sink or shower and rinse them off with a spray bottle. It must be taken into account that the water pressure is low and that the water is a little warm, in no case cold, since hot and cold water is harmful to plants. Remember to hold the leaves or stems while spraying to support the plant.


Spray gun

It is better to choose a spray bottle with a spray that will not damage the plant with the force of the spraying. Large selection of spray guns on the site.

Plunge into the water

Small plants can be cleaned by holding the trunk level with the soil and tossing it into a bucket of water and brushing off the leaves. But if you watered the soil before, then it can eliminate the rash of it when turning the pot, or wrap the trunk of the plant with plastic wrap to hold the soil during cleaning. Remember to spray with warm water only and let the plant dry before putting it back in.



Your plants are very dirty, it is possible to spray them with soapy water.

Use about ¼ tablespoon of dish detergent per liter of water. Then it should be washed off the soap with warm water.


If the plant is large and difficult to lift, you can wipe the leaves with a damp cloth, and this method is also suitable for plants with few leaves. It is convenient to repeat this procedure while cleaning the house, so you can reduce the accumulation of dust.

Soft brush for cleaning

Some plants may have sticky and fluffy leaves that do not lend themselves to easy peeling. For such plants, it is not a matter of spraying and wiping with a damp cloth. If the plant has fluffy leaves, use a soft anti-static brush to gently remove dust from the leaves.


Tidy up your indoor plants

Not only do the leaves need to be cared for, there are other criteria that need to be followed in order to improve their appearance.

Trim what has died

You need to get rid of the brown and yellow leaves. If the leaves fall off easily, then remove it by hand, or it is better to use scissors. Under no circumstances tear off the firm leaves from the plant, and only cut off the darkened ones on leaves that are dry.



Clear the pot

After all this effort in cleaning the plants, why not make sure the pots are in shape too? If salt or minerals have formed a white layer on the outside, or at the edge of the flowerpot, remove the plant and clean the pot thoroughly. Remove any salt residues with a stiff brush and rinse the pot well before replanting the plant. Periodic cleaning and at the same time keeping indoor plants clean is tiring at first glance, but if you get used to it, then it is not so much effort to help indoor plants look and grow better.





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