Give Your Houseplants A Beautiful Shine With This Essential Bathroom Item

According to Garden Pals, over 66% of us have houseplants in our homes, marking just how popular a splash of indoor greenery is. However, keeping your houseplants clean is essential to keep them looking in good condition. While baby wipes are great to have in the house if you have a green thumb, you can also add some shine to the leaves by cleaning them with shampoo.

Yes, shampoo. It may seem like a strange product to add to your houseplant, but it can actually help them to look sparkling fresh and is pretty straightforward to accomplish. You could even do this before or after a shower, making it super convenient (and perfect if you have any houseplants in your bathroom).

Of course, using shampoo on your houseplants might seem like a daunting idea, but it doesn't have to be. Following a few simple steps will ensure you'll be able to clean your houseplants quickly so they look shiny and new. 

Use shampoo to add shine to your houseplants

To achieve a sparkling clean look, all you need is a small amount of shampoo and some water, and you should be good to go. Once you have both essential items, mix the two together to create your magical houseplant solution. Now for the most important part. In order to apply it to your leaves and give them a good clean, all you need to do is take an old cloth or t-shirt and use it to apply your mix onto your houseplant leaves — just make sure to be gentle. Go over the leaves as many times as you feel necessary. Now, you should be left with houseplant leaves that look as good as new. Not only does this look great, but it will also help support your plant's photosynthesis processes, per Blossom, making for a much happier plant.

The reason this hack works so well is because the shampoo helps to remove any dirt on the leaves, which helps them look much more presentable. However, you should follow through with this routine on a biweekly basis with any houseplant with leaves. For example, some plants that need taking care of include the caladium, calathea, rubber trees, and majesty palms, to name a few. Of course, an extensive list would be much longer, but no matter the plant, it's important to remember that how often you clean your houseplants depends on the plant, so it's always best to check.