Shine leaves safely

20th December 2020

Shine leaves safely

If you want to clean up the leaves of evergreen houseplants, start by simple dusting them (one of those pressurised air containers for cleaning computer keyboards can be useful). Commercial leafshine products just coat the leaves so aren't a good idea, but limescale marks will clean off with a little vinegar in water, or you can gently wipe tougher leaves with a drop of olive oil on a soft cloth. Make sure you remove any excess, don't slather the plant in oil, milk or anything else which will just allow more dust to stick.

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