How to Shine Plant Leaves

How do I make then leaves of my houseplants like a snake plant or ficus shiny? My friend suggested milk or mayonnaise.

Hi Suzy,

No matter what anyone suggests, NEVER use milk or mayonnaise to shine plant leaves! Both of those attract insects and often clog the pores in the plant leaves. You can wash the dust from the leaves with a mild soapy solution; I use a biodegradable liquid soap like ivory. Once the leaves are clean, there are numerous professional leaf shine products that you can use to make the leaves “shiny.” You can purchase leaf shine products at any garden center or on the internet. If your plant is poisonous, like this beautiful Chinese evergreen Red Siam Aurora, be sure to wear gloves.