Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tipster Tuesday ~ Cleaning your houseplants



The plants around my house tend to get a little dusty from time to time. This is not really good for the plants nor does it look very nice. I could (and I have before) take the time to carefully wipe off each leaf but since I have 30 some houseplants that would take not a little bit of time. So the method I have found easier is just have them one at a time take a shower with somebody. I have also showered them by themselves but it is always a little difficult to get them all washed properly while I stay dry. It is much easier just to pull them in with you if you aren't to shy. :-) A little soap doesn't seem to bother them, just set them in a place where they will get some of the water and proceed to take your shower as normal, they will probably be quite clean by the time you are done and watered as well. You save time and water with this method.

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6 comments:

All in a Day said...

That is too funny, Abbi! I've always done that with my kitchen chairs and the high chair. :)

Betsy Cradic said...

You're so funny with the "if you aren't too shy" bit. :)

Really, though, that's a great idea! Our plants are extremely dusty now with all our construction going on.

Anonymous said...

I do that to (not enough though:) but I am curious how you are going to do the Ivy climbing all over your wall? Anna

miranda said...

that is such a good idea, I have never had many plants in my house, but reading your blogs about them makes me want to get some. I have only had 2 before and they have both died pretty fast. I am not sure what I did, but I blame some of it on my daughter :). I'm going to tell my mom the showering story, I think she'd like to hear it.

martha said...

I think I might be too shy. ;)but maybe if I started talking to them before hand....
I wonder the same thing as Anna, what about those ivy's. I think you'll have to take a hose to them.JK

Abbi said...

I think the ivy is going to have to use the old, slow wipe down with a cloth method. It is stuck to hard to my wall now.

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