How to clean indoor plants

In nature, as well as in gardens, plants have very few difficulties to be and remain clean, whether due to the action of wind and/or rain, their leaves can free themselves from dust motes that may fall on them. However, those that are inside the home do not have that possibility, so it is up to us to keep them spotless so that they can perform their functions correctly.

The question is, how to clean indoor plants? Let’s see what we can use and how often we have to do it.


  • 1 How often should indoor plants be cleaned?
  • 2 What to use to clean them?

How often do indoor plants need to be cleaned?

As we well know, a house begins to get dirty from minute 1 after cleaning. The dust that falls from the ceiling and the walls, our own remains (skin, hair, hair, dandruff), and also the hair and dander of animals if we live with any. It doesn’t harm us, unless it accumulates and we don’t take care of removing all that dirt, of course , but it does harm the plants since the pores of the leaves can be clogged and they have difficulty breathing .

To avoid this, it is very important to clean them from time to time, for example, once a week or every 4-5 days . In this way, we will have plants that, in addition to being beautiful, will be very healthy.

What to use to clean them?

Cleaning cloth

We can use several things:

  • Small brush brush : highly recommended for plants with small leaves, and also for succulents (cacti and succulents).
  • Rag : either dry or moistened with lime-free water. Ideal for plants with large leaves.
  • Pet wipe – Unlike baby wipes, pet wipes do not have suds so they won’t harm plants.

Also, if we want them to shine like never before, we can clean them with, for example, a cloth moistened with milk.

How to clean indoor plants

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