How do I clean build up dust and grease on a silk plant?

  9 answers
  • Barbara Baldwin Barbara Baldwin on Dec 21, 2018

    Silk, as in faux? Spray with degreaser. Let sit for few minutes, then spray thoroughly with water. Live plant? Don't use the degreaser..

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Dec 21, 2018

    Melissa...Buy some of the air in a can. It will get then dust then wipe each leaf if they are silk. They have other silk plant cleaners at Amazon, Tractor Supply and Walmart.

  • Em Em on Dec 21, 2018

    I run mine under the shower head and let drip dry. Spray a mixture of dish soap and water on them if they are grease covered first. If just dusty I just sit on shower floor and turn on the shower.

  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Dec 22, 2018

    I put minne in the dryer on NO HEAT with a slightly damp wash cloth or two

  • Granny Granny on Dec 22, 2018

    Summer set them outside and use degreaser.YOU MAY have to wipe each leaf! in the winter, set them in the shower; lot of degreaser. PLUS access to hot water.

    THEREAFTER be prepared to feather dust every week.

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  • Gina Gina on Dec 22, 2018

    I put my plants in the dishwasher to clean the built up great!!

    • MelissaG MelissaG on Dec 24, 2018

      Good idea! Doubt it will work for the plants glued into baskets. Thank you for the hands free tip!

  • Janice Janice on Dec 22, 2018

    Put it in a paper bag with some corn meal & shake the bag. The corn meal absorbs the grease and the grains remove the dust.

    • MelissaG MelissaG on Dec 24, 2018

      Thank you, I have heard of this before, wasn't sure about it. Will give it a try.

  • Nanade7 Nanade7 on Dec 22, 2018

    I spray mine with foam bathroom cleaner, then put them under hot water in the shower. Shake them off & let air dry.

  • Rebecca Taylor Rebecca Taylor on Dec 22, 2018

    Hi Melissa, I just dip mine up and down in dawn ultra and water. I then do the same with clear water. If you do it this way only the plant gets wet and takes less time to dry. Let dry. Merry Christmas.