February: Clean Your Houseplants

Dust and oils can build up on the leaves of your plants, blocking light, making it difficult for them to “breathe” and increasing the risk of disease. For large, smooth-leaved plants, a wipe-down with a moist cloth works wonders. Plants with small or narrow leaves will benefit from a rinse from the kitchen faucet sprayer or a quick turn in the shower. For hairy leaves, such as those on African Violets, employ a soft toothbrush gently,

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