cleaning is a real hassle and it is not something that we all enjoy. One out of three people thinks that green indoor plants are an attractive feature of their living space. However, houseplants are not just pretty to look at; they also reduce the temperature in a room. They purify and humidify the air even more easily if they are well maintained. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of our easy tips for keeping your leaves bright and clean.
1. Use olive oil
Using olive oil will drive aphids and tiny bugs into retreat. Outdoor plants, just like indoor plants, can all have it. How to use it? All you need is a tablespoon of olive oil on a damp cloth. Wipe the leaves with it to clean them. This potion acts as both a natural pest repellent and a leaf cleaner.
2. Give your plants a glass of beer
Beer is one of Grandma’s best tips for cleaning foliage. Women themselves consume brewer’s yeast in order to have beautiful hair. The principle remains the same. Soak a rag in lager and then gently wipe the leaves. Put your hand behind the leaf to preserve the plant. Nothing too complicated; take the time to do it to restore the plants’ luster and ensure a green color. Even florists use this technique to get rid of the dust on the leaves. Other people mix beer with water to make a milder mixture.
3. A cup of tea for plants
Want to have a plant with iron health, clean, and free of bugs? The miracle solution is tea. Simply place it in a spray bottle and spray the plants with tea. Do this every two weeks; your plants will stay clean, and the bugs will turn their heels. Also, you can place the tea bags still steamed up with water at the base of your flowers. This will keep the soil moist and allow for more frequent watering. Even if you are away for several days, your plants will not suffer.
You don’t have to look far to find an ingredient that can make the leaves of green plants shine. Cow’s milk is an ingredient that we all have in the fridge. It will act as glycerin for your plants. Make a mixture of half milk and half water. Soak a cloth with it and wipe the leaves one by one with great care.
4. The simple trick: warm water
The dust that accumulates on the leaves prevents them from breathing. This hinders the formation of chlorophyll. To invigorate your plants, consider running them under a shower of warm water. All the dust particles will be removed. For large leaves, a cleaning with a wet sponge is also a good idea. Choose demineralized water because the water from the tap is usually full of limestone.
5. Baking soda
Baking soda is an indispensable ingredient for cleaning certain items in the house. It is also capable of cleaning green plants in the garden. To make a good dusting, prepare this mixture: one teaspoon of baking soda in one liter of water. As usual, soak a clean cloth and pass a stroke on each leaf. However, remember that you should never use water mixed with bicarbonate to water indoor plants.
6. Leaves with a brush
Not all leaves are smooth, and on fluffy leaves, the rag is useless… even though, like the others, these funny hairy leaves collect dust. The solution? A brush. Wipe the leaves with a soft brush; why not a fan, paint, or makeup brush. They regain all their freshness without damaging the plant!
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