How to maximize your plant’s air purification powers

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The latest in plant care tips for keeping your foliage happy and healthy, brought to you by premium plant delivery service Léon & George.

Plants have shown that they can remove toxins in the air. They do this through the pores in the epidermis of their leaves. Keeping their leaves clean and dust free will help them breathe better and smile brighter. Here are our favorite ways that keep people asking "are those real?!"

  • Damp Cloth - take two pieces of tissue, t-shirt scraps or microfiber cloths and wring it through water. Take one cloth in each hand, gently take each leaf between your hands and wipe down the surface. 

  • Feather Duster - take a clean duster and gently wipe or shake it through the leaves. Swiffer dusters are pretty efficient and compact. 

  • Shower - take your plants out of their decorative pot and wash them off in your sink or shower. Make sure the water drains all the way through the bottom and return after a few hours of drying. 

For tough stains like sap from other leaves or white crusty buildup from water, you can use a damp cloth mixed with soap and water.