Cleaning Real and Faux Plants

Cleaning Real and Faux Plants

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I LOVE indoor plants and have a little addiction at the moment to faux plants…well because…I forget about watering real ones…

Hope these cleaning tips help!

 

How to Clean Faux Silk Plants

  1. Silk plants should not get wet, as it can damage them, and leave water marks. This method removes the dirt without cleaning the plants with water.
  2. Fill the bag with salt. The amount of salt will depend on the size and the amount of build up on the plant. You will need enough to coat the plant.
  3. Place the plant in the bag with the salt.
  4. Shake the bag around. As you are shaking, the salt will adhere to the sticky surfaces.
  5. Remove the plant and allow the salt to absorb the dirt.
  6. Use the vacuum to remove the dried salt from the plant.
  7. Repeat as needed until the plant is clean.

How to Clean Real and Plastic Plants Method One

  1. Spray the leaves with the cleaner of your choice (Neatspiration Lemon Oil)
  2. Rest each leaf in the palm of your hand, and gently wipe with a cloth. Resting the leaf in the palm of your hand allows you to use a firm pressure whilst still being gentle.

How to Clean Real and Plastic Plants Method Two

  1. Plastic plants are more durable and are able to get wet. This makes them easier to clean.
  2. Begin by filling a sink, tub or bucket with warm water.
  3. If the plants are especially dirty, add a small amount of mild detergent. Soap can leave a residue and should be avoided.
  4. Swish the plants around in the water to remove the dust and dirt.
  5. Use a soft cloth to clean any stubborn areas with extra build up.
  6. Rinse under clean water.
  7. Set in the sun to dry.

How to Clean Real and Plastic Plants Method Three

  1. Plastic plants are more durable and are able to get wet. This makes them easier to clean.
  2. Begin by spraying your  plant with the cleaner of your choice (Neatspiration Lemon Oil)
  3. If the plants are especially dirty, add a small amount of mild detergent. Soap can leave a residue and should be avoided.
  4. Place in the shower and rinse under clean water.
  5. Set in the sun to dry.

Extra Tip

  • To keep plastic plants looking glossy, spray the leaves with furniture polish and give them a quick wipe.
  • Clean wicker baskets and other woven containers with an old toothbrush or the dust attachment on your vacuum cleaner.

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