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Cleaning Houseplants
 
 

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House plants, whether real or artificial, can be dust collectors.  You need to keep them clean.  You can take living plants to the sink and spray them with water.  However, a lot of people don't like to put anything with dirt in the sink.  One economical way of cleaning a living houseplant is to spray it with rubbing alcohol mixed with water 1:1.

 

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Frugal footnotes:

Here are some additional frugal tips to save money cleaning houseplants.

 

- Dried houseplants can also be sprayed with a water and vinegar solution.
 
- Silk houseplants can be put in a paper bag with a cup of salt.  Close the bag tightly and shake. Open the bag and remove the plant.  Note:  Be sure and save the bag and salt for additional cleanings or you will waste a lot of money on salt.
 
- You can also gently vacuum silk flowers clean of dust.  Place a piece of old pantyhose over the suction cup to protect both your vacuum and plant.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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