Cleaning Yucca Plant Leaves - Knowledgebase Question

Pittsburgh, RI
Question by jvetter8
December 26, 1999
I have two Yucca (?) plants in my bedroom. It appears that dust has collected on the leaves which makes them look dull. How can I clean them to bring back the luster?

As noted I am not sure the name is correct. Where can I find an image of the plant?

Answer from NGA
December 26, 1999


You have several options for cleaning foliage houseplants. One is to put them in the shower or sink under a tepid spray of plain water. Another is to vaccuum them (use a gentle brush attachment) to take off the loose dust and then gently wipe them off with a soft cloth dampened in tepid water. Once they are clean again, a regular dusting and occasional washing should keep it from building up too much. A quick trip to the library for a book or two about houseplants should yield some photos of assorted foliage plants or a quick web search for yucca should do the trick.

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