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Spring Cleaning Task #15: Wipe Off Plant Leaves
Just like furniture, your house plants can get dusty. Even a thin layer can block sunlight and reduce its ability to photosynthesize. Wiping leaves (from the base of the leaf to the tip) with a moist cloth or damp piece of cotton should do the trick.

Be sure to support the leaves with one hand while you wipe. Skip the oils and polishes. While they may make leaves shine, they can block pores and interfere with a plant's ability to breathe.