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Caring for Houseplants

Cleaning Houseplants

Keep houseplants clean by carefully washing foliage. Washing leaves with water or cleaning with leaf polish is not recommended on plants with pubescent (hairy) leaves.

Plain, room temperature water or a soft, damp cloth works well. Leaf polish products should be used sparingly and only on plants with firm foliage.

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