Do’s And Don’ts For Cleaning Houseplants Without Damaging Them

Do you want to have super-healthy plants without stains and always shining? Take great care of caring them, but especially on cleaning them. Just like any object in the house, indoor plants need cleaning.

Things you need for cleaning indoor plants

– spring water without chlorine or other chemicals
– an atomizer
– clean cloths
– paper towels
– soft toothbrush
– temperature controlled shower

How to clean the indoor plants:

First, remove the dust off plants with the cloth or toothbrush. Be careful to remove the dust completely from the leaves and stems. If the leaves of the plant are very sensitive, clean them with a cotton tassel.
In the case of cacti or other spiked plants, it’s best to use a water sprayer to clean them. If dirt is persistent, use warm water. But make sure that it doesn’t reach the root.

Plants with resistant leaves can be cleaned with a toothbrush or wet brush every time they are full of dust. You can also use soft paper towels to clean them.

To clean plants with thick and hard leaves, you can even use tap water or a light solution made of water and soap. So for a more efficient cleaning, put the water in a bowl and sink the leaves of the plant into it, and then wash them gently with your fingers or a brush. Finally rinse them thoroughly.


It’s advisable to clean indoor plants under hot water at least once a year or when they are too dusty. Before doing so, make sure that hot water doesn’t get to the root of the plants. Also take care of the water temperature. It must be warm and not hot, and the water jet must not be very strong, as you risk destroying plant leaves. Be careful not to leave the water in the pot plate.

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