How to Clean Water Spots on Leafy Friends
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So… If you are anything like me and shop at local nurseries, you will probably end up with plants that have crusty water spots, especially in regions that have really hard water. A little of these won’t kill the plants, but leaving the mineral deposits on the leaves for too long is not a great idea. The white spots on gorgeous leaves will prevent those spots from photosynthesizing, which ends up making your leaves look permanently spotty. 🙁
For a quick way to clean the leaves:
Dilute about 2 cups of water with 1 table spoon of household distilled vinegar. I usually just fill my spray bottle with water and then add 1 tablespoon of vinegar at the end.
Spray down the water spots, use a fiber cloth/cotton cloth to wipe off.
Aroids, shiny, waxy leaves, are usually safe. If you plant on using this on some other difficult plants, you may have to google if vinegar is safe.