What is a good homemade solution to clean dust from houseplant leaves?

Schefleura plant

  10 answers
  • I just take a soft cotton cloth and dust each leaf, or put in the kitchen sink or bathtub and give it a dust off shower. Let dry and drain and put back.
  • Mogie Mogie on Nov 25, 2017
    Gently wipe them off.
  • Jill King Jill King on Nov 25, 2017
    If you can do it by hand, take a cotton ball and dip it in a solution of milk and water and clean the leaves with it. Or some people use mayonnaise to clean big leaf plants. Otherwise, if it's a small plant, just take it into the shower and gently spray with water...or take outside on a mild day and gently rinse leaves off with water hose.
  • Gilmer Gal Gilmer Gal on Nov 25, 2017
    I always use plain water applied with a soft cloth. I found that using cleansers caused the plant to be unable to 'breathe' through it's leaves (if that makes sense??).
  • UTAHGAL UTAHGAL on Nov 25, 2017
    i use a lite vetable oil and wipe it on and off
  • Charlene Charlene on Nov 25, 2017
    Cup of tea with spot of lemon in spry bottle. Spray leaves, gently rub a little with fingers and rinse off with spray bottle of water. Some people use sponges, I'd rather use my fingers.
  • Kathy A Kathy A on Nov 25, 2017
    When I used to give mine a shower, I found it helpful to make a tent of tin foil around the base of the plant so I wasn't overwatering it while the water was running....resulting in unhealthy plant, stains on floor and carpet, etc.
  • Inetia Inetia on Nov 25, 2017
    You can also spray the leaves with a hand spray bottle. It’s handy when the plant is large and or difficult to move. Just start from the top and put down something to catch the runoff. If necessary, add a few drops of natural soap, like ‘Meyer’, to improve the cleaning power.
  • Dl.5660408 Dl.5660408 on Nov 25, 2017
    I just wipe the leaves with a damp cloth, tedious, but totally non-toxic
  • Sophie Turner Sophie Turner on Jun 23, 2020

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