Plant Care Tip #9: Shower Time

Photo by:  Léon & George  of a Peace Lily before and after shower time.

Photo by: Léon & George of a Peace Lily before and after shower time.

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

Just like us, our indoor plants love a good shower. That’s right! Excess salts + fertilizer residue can build up in your plant's pots over time. This can contribute to wilting, dropping leaves, brown leaf tips, and reduced growth, so showering your houseplants once a season helps to flush out and refresh their soil. To do so, follow these instructions:

1. Remove your plant from its decorative pot so it has proper drainage through its nursery pot

2. Put the decorative moss aside, trim any dead, diseased, or discolored leaves

3. Shower your plant thoroughly in your sink or bathtub with room temperature water

4. Allow plants to fully drain before returning them to their pots, usually a few hours or overnight. Make sure their roots are not sitting in a pool of water.

This deep cleaning will promote future growth and leave your plants feeling refreshed. And since spring has sprung, now is the perfect time to shower your plants with care!

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