Silk plants - A silk plant or tree offers lasting beauty

Instantly add life and warmth to your home or office with silk plants. Quality silk plants and trees look and feel just like live plants - but without the high cost and maintenance.

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Silk plants and trees have come a very long way since the waxy, odd colored blooms that graced your Grandmother's house. You no longer need a green thumb to enjoy the beauty of a lush green plant or tree. Also, if you want to add a splash of color to your room, consider adding colorful and beautiful silk flowers as well.

The indoor, climate controlled environments within our homes and offices today just can not get healthy growth from a live plant. Even so, there are rooms that call out for the aesthetic beauty of greenery . Studies have proven that people feel more relaxed in the natural setting created by plants and flowers. A room can be virtually transformed by only one silk plant or tree.

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Picking the right silk plant or tree for you

When buying your silk plant, pay attention to the fullness of the greenery, number of leaves, flowers, buds, or whatever the case may be. The higher the quality, the fuller the plant or tree will be.

Don't be shy, feel the leaves and get a close look at the plant. Does it look as authentic from 3 inches as it did from 10 feet? Be sure the material is soft, supple and without flaws. Make sure it doesn't show any signs of wear, like faded or fraying leaves.

When it comes to selecting a silk plant or tree, your taste is the most important determiner. Much like wine, the cost does not necessarily reflect in the esthetic beauty of the plant. If you find it visually pleasing, it is the right plant or tree for you.

How do you care for you silk plant or tree?

You can just about ignore your silk plant or tree and it will still reward you with perfect beauty for years. One thing you should keep in mind though, is that, over time direct sun light will fade leaves and flowers. So don't place your silk plant directly in front of a window, but to the side. Should you notice a little dust on your leaves, cleaning is quick and easy. If you can easily remove the plant from the basket, do this before cleaning. Place approximately one cup of table salt in a large paper grocery bag. Depending on the size of the plant, you may need more or less. Then gently place your plant inside the paper bag, roll the top down a couple of times and then shake the bag. The salt works as an abrasive and will gently scrub the dust from the petals and leaves. Gently shake the plant a bit as you take it out of the paper bag to remove any excess salt. Then save the bag of salt for another time. It should last for several cleanings. For a quick fix, pull out the blow dryer. Just a few bursts of cool air will remove light dust.

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