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What Are Preserved Plants And Do They Last?

Preserved plants for Decor

If you’re looking for a unique way to make your home or office stand out, preserved plants are the ideal solution. These eye-catching decor options are often overlooked, mostly because people don’t even know they exist! But preserved plants are the perfect interior design addition, not only because they look striking, but also because they’re surprisingly easy to keep. They’re the perfect way to up your interior plant design game without worrying about upkeep.


Are Preserved Plants Real or Fake?

As the name suggests, these are natural plants that have been put through a preservation process to maintain their original appearance and suppleness for a long time. This process typically involves replacing the natural sap of the plant with a solution that keeps them looking alive and fresh without the need for sun, water, or soil. The end appearance is a plant, flower, moss or foliage that is identical in appearance and feel of the live plant in the height of its botanical beauty.

Preserved plants - Moss wall

To make Vancouver preserved plants, different greenery and foliage such as moss, flowers, or leaves are picked during their prime. These cuttings are then placed into a solution that’s made from liquid glycerin, coloring, and water, and left to soak, until the sap evaporates. What happens then? The preserving solution actually replaces the lymph of the plant, which is what enables them to remain to look healthy and alive without the need for maintenance associated with non-preserved plants.

Because preserved plants don’t rely on soil, sunlight, or water, they’re incredibly low maintenance. Even better, they can go places regular plants just can’t go! There’s no need to limit plant decor to spots basking in natural sunlight or areas where you can easily plant in soil or water your greenery. A great example of the diverse uses of Vancouver preserved plants is their functionality as part of a plant wall. You can even use them in rooms with very few or no windows, making them ideal for offices. Basically, you get all of the benefits of the easy care and decorative freedom associated with artificial plants mixed with the beauty and wow-factor of real ones. It’s a win-win situation.


How to care for Vancouver Preserved Plants

Even though they require minimal care, especially when compared with their non-preserved counterparts, there are some steps you should take to keep Vancouver preserved plants looking top-notch. If you take care of them well (and it doesn’t take much effort to do so) you can enjoy your Vancouver preserved plants for years to come!

Preserved Flowers

    • Avoid exposing them to really bright, direct sunlight. Just like with many species of natural plants, Vancouver preserved plants can have adverse reactions to concentrated UV rays that beam down on them all day. Namely, they can lose their color, making for a drab-looking display.
    • Keep them away from heat sources, such as lights that burn very hot. They won’t be happy and might start to look wilted or discolored.
    • Oddly enough, don’t water them! Water might be essential for live plants, but preserved plants don’t want water anywhere near them! It’s one of the benefits of Vancouver preserved plants, they don’t need watering. So, resist your urges and keep the water well away.
    • They like it best inside and within normal room temperature ranges, ideally between 60 and 85 degrees. They also don’t like high levels of humidity, so try to keep humidity below about the 75% mark. If you live in a very humid location, try keeping them away from doors or areas where the humidity can easily take effect.
    • Dust them. This is about the only actionable step you need to take to keep your Vancouver preserved plants looking vibrant and healthy. Every once in a while, use a duster or even a blow dryer to remove debris from their leaves or petals.
    • Treat them gently. The leaves and petals of Vancouver preserved plants can be delicate and easily damaged if handled too roughly.

Greenscape preserved plants give you the freedom to have beautiful, low-maintenance ornamental decor that looks real without the hassle and limitations associated with live plants! They’re versatile and vibrant, making them an ideal choice for a wide variety of interior decor displays.


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