Spring leaf cleaning

Left: Dusty leaf, Right: Clean leaf

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

Did you know that plants can photosynthesize and do a better job of purifying the air when they're clean? Just like humans, they have pores and when those pores get clogged they can't perform as effectively. Here are our favorite ways to clean your plant babies up! 

  • Dampen a microfiber cloth or scraps of an old t-shirt and gently wipe down the front and back side of leaves. 

  • Use a feather duster for smaller or more fragile plants.

  • Remove plants from their decorative pots and shower them in the sink or bathtub. Allow water to drain thoroughly before dressing plants back up.

  • For tougher stains like sap or calcium buildup, use a mixture of mild soap and water


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Rubber Tree

With dark leaves and crimson casings holding new leaves, perfect for decorators that want plants in other colors than green.