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.
some additional frugal tips to save money
- 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
- 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.