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Thread: Cleaning African violets

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    Default Cleaning African violets

    I have three cats; I also have a couple African violets. The latter have attracted a fair amount of loose fur from the former, making their hairy little leaves quite a bit more so. Anyone know an efficient way to clean these plants without risking problems caused by water on the leaves, overwatering, etc?

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    Try a soft old toothbrush and gently brush away the cat hair. Or leave it for added 'decoration'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindiras View Post
    Try a soft old toothbrush and gently brush away the cat hair. Or leave it for added 'decoration'.
    heheh... I was going to also suggest a toothbrush. Good one, Cindi.


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