How To Clean Monstera Leaves
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How To Clean Monstera Leaves

Monsteras seem to collect dust really easily and can do with a clean every now and again. I clean mine each month. We cover all you need to know about cleaning monstera leaves in this quick and concise guide.

See also: Monstera Albo, Monstera Thai Constellation, Monstera Deliciosa Care, for a full guide to caring for these plants, as well as our other posts: How To Propagate Monstera Albo.


What You’ll Need

You will need:

  • your monstera plant
  • a spray bottle full of water
  • a cloth
a water spray and cloth for cleaning

Why Clean Your Monstera Leaves?

Letting your plant get dusty not only makes it looks skanky (yes skanky!) but dust or grime and stop the plant getting enough light and photosynthesizing properly. So it’s a good idea to dust off your leaves occasionally.

How To Clean Monstera Leaves

Step 1:

Get out your dustiest monstera ready for cleaning, it’s best to move it to the bath if you can as you’re going to spray it with water. If you’re doing it in situ then be aware of the drips.

how to clean monstera leaves - a dusty leaf

Step 2:

Spray it with a spray bottle, and soak the leaves. Try to get some of the dust off just by spraying, the less you need to wipe the leaves the better.

spraying monstera leaves with water

Step 3:

Wet your cloth and wipe the entire surface areas off the leaves. You want to get as much off the dust of as you can, but do not push too hard on the leaves,

cleaning a monstera leaf with a cloth

Step 4:

Repeat the spraying and wiping with a clean side of the cloth, be gentle but thorough, you do not want to harm the leaves.

Clean monstera leaf

Step 5:

Use a dry part of the cloth to dry the leaves and you’re done.

I would recommend doing this every month to keep those big leaves dust free.

Further Reading

You might also like our other articles: Monstera Albo, Monstera Thai Constellation, Monstera Deliciosa Care, for a full guide to caring for these plants, as well as our other posts: How To Propagate Monstera Albo.

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