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Bathing Houseplants

Along with other household chores like dusting and sweeping, remember your houseplants need cleaning too. Giving your houseplants a gentle bath not only keeps them attractive, it also removes aphids and other pests. Regular, weekly cleanings will control pests. Plants with hairy leaves, like African Violets, shouldn;t get wet, while the foliage of most other houseplants can be wiped with a moist soft cloth.

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