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The different types of artificial plants and their uses

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For interior or exterior decoration, artificial plants can be a real asset and an excellent alternative to natural plants, the maintenance of which sometimes requires a lot of time, attention and energy. Synthetic grass can help you make a nice play space for your kids, and artificial flowers can help you decorate your home well.

Arrangement of the interior space with artificial plants

You will have the choice between two types of artificial plants for the arrangement of your interior space. First, there are decorative compositions and contemporary artificial plants. With structured formats such as creations by designers or works of art, the contemporary artificial plant (exotic plants, bonsai, etc.) puts its shape at the service of your decoration. You won’t even need to prune or water it, it will stay beautiful all year round and bring life to your interior.

Then there are the traditional artificial plants which come in a wide range of plants, shrubs, artificial trees, etc. These plants are such a reality that they will surely surprise anyone who comes close enough to notice that they are not real shrubs, real plants… In this category, the artificial palm tree particularly appeals to many followers. of decoration by its naturalness and the warm touch it brings to the house.

Maintenance of artificial plants

If you want your artificial flower to always look great, you are going to need to clean it regularly. This is because artificial plants are generally made from materials that tend to accumulate dust (particularly latex and plastic). For daily maintenance, you can use a hair dryer to completely get rid of dust and residue. Once a week washing with plenty of water is necessary. Soak the stems and petals for about 5 minutes in soapy water, then rinse everything with clean water. Finally dry with a hair dryer or allow to air dry. If you take good care of your artificial plant, it will have an average lifespan of 10 years.

Choice of artificial plants for its decoration

Naturally, when buying your artificial plants you will have to focus on aesthetics and design. But don’t stop there, because their strength is also of great importance. So make sure that the stem of your artificial plant is very stubborn, for example by gently pulling on the flower bud. Particularly interesting option are semi-natural plants (with the dried wooden trunk). They give a more realistic appearance. New varieties of artificial plants include artificial hedges, bamboo, boxwood and topiaries, as well as different types of palm trees.

Also pay attention to the materials used for manufacturing. Choose those that are easy to maintain and which give the possibility of cleaning the flower while working the stems and petals in all directions. The materials most often used are wood, polyurethane foam, fiberglass, latex or fabric.

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