Artificial palm trees - How to choose your artificial palm tree
Thanks to their life-like appearance, artificial palm trees have become an integral part of home and office decorating. They require little maintenance and are durable enough to last for years. Best of all, there is no need to water, fertilize, trim, or spray it.
Because of their classic, regal shape, and lively tropical personality, artificial palm trees are easily incorporated into any décor. That is why many have tried to maintain a live Areca or Coconut palm in their home or office, only to loose the fight to poor light and ventilation, or a common tree disease. An artificial palm tree , on the other hand, will maintain its vibrant and fresh look for years.
Versatility is the name of the game when it comes to artificial palm trees. Their stately beauty enhances the most formal and elegant setting. While at the same time, they can be whimsical in a tropical themed den or draped with Christmas lights. However you use your palm tree, like a little black dress, you can be sure it will never go out of style.
Virtually care free, an artificial palm tree requires only occasional cleaning and to be kept out of direct sun. Sustained exposure to direct sunlight will fade leaves and flowers. So place your tree in a spot where the light is diffused or only passes over for a short time during the day. This will guarantee that your vibrant tree will not fade or discolor with time.
When you start to notice that dust has settled on leaves and flowers, usually twice a year, you will want to give your tree a light cleaning. A good old feather duster works well for light dust. You can even try using your blow-dryer on its coolest setting. If the dust is stubborn, go ahead and grab a fabric softener sheet that you would use in your dryer, and wipe the leaves clean. An added benefit to this method is that your plant and room will smell fresh and clean.