How to Dust Your Houseplant’s Leaves

Houseplants gather dust, just like all other items in our homes! Over time, this dust can inhibit your plants’ ability to absorb the light they require for healthy photosynthesis. Keep your plants healthy by adopting a regular dusting routine. In this video, Gretchen Mason reviews the process for dusting foliage plants.

Note on cacti and succulents: If you are dusting a cacti or succulent, the process will be somewhat different than in the video shown below. For cacti with spines, use a toothbrush to brush debris off the plant. You can wipe down succulents with a damp cloth, however, you should not use the Leaf Shine product Gretchen discusses in this video on either cacti or succulents.