Household plants can be a natural and efficient way to purify the air inside your home. But if your plants get sick -- developing white or black mold spores on the outside of the leaves, for instance -- they can actually contribute to an unhealthy air environment. For sturdy plants, wipe down the leaves with a damp microfiber towel to pick up the mold spores; wash the microfiber cloth in hot water to sanitize the towel. Rinse your more delicate plants clean with cool water in a deep sink or bathtub. Let them drain and air dry, then return them to their sunny spot in the home.
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