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Inspect houseplants thoroughly before moving them indoors for the winter.
WHEN houseplants spend the summer outdoors, they often come inside with a case of pests. To prevent problems, consider these tips:
From Grace in Orlando, FL.:
When using mild dish soap for cleaning houseplants, be sure to use one that does not have a degreaser in it. The degreaser cuts into the leaf cuticle and damages it. When finished, wipe with a soft cloth to remove lingering dust and dirt. The soapy water is also good for managing insects that like indoor plants. Of course insecticidal soap is also a good one to use to both manage insects and clean the leaves. Use only according to directions. "A little more" might just be too much and burn your plants.
Last updated: 10/11/16
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