How to quickly and permanently remove dust on indoor flowers: a simple method
Houseplants help to improve the atmosphere in the room. In particular, they attract dust to make it easier for us to breathe. But for them, this means that dust accumulates on the leaves and interferes with the plants. Of course, it needs to be wiped off from time to time. However, not all owners like to bother with each leaf individually.
As OBOZREVATEL found out, there is a way to easily protect flowers from dust. And at the same time, preserve the luxurious look of fresh greenery.
Why do plants need to be cleaned
Plants use sunlight to carry out photosynthesis, a metabolic process that keeps them alive. A layer of dust limits the amount of light. It can also hide insect pests. Dust also reduces the plants' resistance to disease.
How to clean plants with smooth leaves
Smooth leaves are easier to clean due to their simple surface texture. For daily care, you can use a simple spray. For thorough cleaning, gently dust off the plants with a soft cloth and then wipe both sides of the leaves with a cloth slightly dampened in warm water.
To cope with the care of large plants, place them in the shower. Place the pot on a stand where you can easily rotate it, and cover the soil with cling film to protect it from waterlogging. A short "rain" of water at room temperature will wash away all the dust.
Small plants with tough leaves can be rinsed in a bucket of water. Take the pot, turn it upside down, and dip the leaves in the water for a few seconds. At the same time, hold the plant so that it does not fall out of the pot with the clod of earth.
How to clean plants with fluffy leaves
The hair on the leaves retains water and this can seriously damage the plant. Therefore, it should be cleaned carefully. Use a soft dusting brush or a can of compressed air to thoroughly blow the foliage. Cacti can be cleaned in the same way.
Dust remover for plants
To protect your home garden from excessive dust, you can use a homemade remedy that will also nourish the plant a little. To do this, add just a little vinegar to the water used to wipe the leaves. About one teaspoon of vinegar per 3 liters of water will be enough. This will make the leaves shine and at the same time the smell of vinegar will scare away insects from the pot.
You can also use lemon juice instead of vinegar. A small amount of acid in the leaf water will also help to gently dissolve and remove lime deposits from the water you use to water or spray the plants.
It is important not to use this product frequently. Excessive acid can damage the leaves. Therefore, the solution should be weak and rarely used.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you how to remove white coating from flower pots.