HOW TO CLEAN A GIANT PLANT
On a regular basis, you’ll want to clean your plants so that they not only look better but also stay alive. Dust can impair a plant’s ability to photosynthesize by preventing light from reaching the leaves. 1. Look at its leaves. If they’re large and smooth, like the leaves of some bromeliads or peace lilies, head to step two. If they’re smaller and more delicate, jump to step three.
2. Gently wipe each leaf with a soft, damp cloth.
3. A quick shower easily gets rid of dust. Place the plant in the bathtub or sink, and then spray it with room-temperature water for about 20 seconds. During the warmer months, this can be done outside with a hose. Let it air-dry for a few hours or overnight before moving it so that it doesn’t drip everywhere.