Feb. 07, 2017 | Donna Balzer
How to freshen up houseplants in the shower
Do you have a layer of dust on your indoor plants from the pre-Obama era?
As the sun shines on my plants, I can see it's been too long. If I can write my name on the leaves in dust, I know it's time to send my greenery to the shower.
Light levels are so low in February in Calgary that any extra interference, like dust, slows houseplants down and blocks the already limited light. If leaf tips are browning or whole leaves yellowing, the plant is probably cutting its losses by getting rid of the lazy leaves that are too shaded to give back.
In nature, regular rains wash leaves clean, but in your apartment or house, plants need a helping hand.