Plants beautify almost any space. If you don’t have a green thumb, you might think you can’t use plants in your home or office. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
Do you want to incorporate more greenery in your space? Are you still on the fence about artificial plants? Perhaps you’ve decided to invest in artificial foliage but you’re unsure how to choose the right piece. Here, we will discuss the benefits of artificial greenery. We will also discuss how to choose quality artificial plants and how to maintain them.
Artificial plants have a few benefits over the “real” version. Even someone with the blackest thumb can have lush, green plants when they choose one that’s artificial. You don’t have to remember to water them. There are no worries about fertilization.
These plants look fresh and lovely year-round. A freeze warning isn’t devastating for your replica plants. If your area is prone to droughts, your faux plants won’t wither and turn brown. Some artificial varieties look better than the real thing!
What kind of faux plant is right for you? If realism is your goal, choose a plant like a succulent or a fern. Those plants naturally look a little fake, so the faux versions look more real.
The size and placement of your plants are important considerations as well. If you’re filling a corner of your space, then you might consider a tree like an artificial palm or fiddle leaf fig. Small succulents are great for tables or desks. A hanging plant is often a beautiful addition to a kitchen or office space.
Your quality artificial plant deserves a quality decorative pot. A ceramic or terrazzo pot is a durable, classic choice, while plastic choices can be quite flimsy and look unconsidered. Some faux plants have the pot included, while others do not. You should verify whether the plant includes a decorative pot before purchase.
You likely don’t want your plant to look fake, so it’s important to realize that plants have imperfections. If your artificial plant is too perfect, it will be obvious that it isn’t a live piece of greenery. A scraggly branch, an occasional brown spot, or misshapen leaves look more realistic. You can do a few things to maintain the fresh, green appearance of your plants.
You don’t have to water or fertilize these plants, but you do need to maintain them. If your artificial greenery begins to hold layers of dust, it will become obvious to others that you have faux plants. You can simply dust them with a cloth, or for more stubborn dirt, use a wet cloth and mild detergent to clean the plant. It’s important that the detergent is mild, so the leaves don’t become discoloured.
While live plants require appropriate amounts of sunlight, it’s important to keep the artificial varieties away from direct sunlight. The sun will fade the leaves and the realistic appearance will be lost. You might consider rotating your plants routinely, so fading will occur evenly if any occurs.
Quality artificial plants are a low-maintenance way to beautify your space. Anyone can care for them without difficulty. A simple dusting or light cleaning will keep them looking more realistic. Keeping them out of direct sunlight will maintain a fresh, green appearance.
The space you have available is an important consideration when choosing your faux greenery. Larger plants like fiddle leaf fig trees or palms work well in corner spaces. Smaller plants like succulents or aloe work well on desks or tabletops. Hanging varieties can work in almost any room.
Fake-looking live plants have the most realistic-looking faux counterparts. Succulents, ferns, palms, and aloe are just a few of the varieties that fit these criteria. You don’t have to have a green thumb to enjoy the beauty of quality artificial plants!
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