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Caring for Artificial Plants

Caring for Artificial Plants

Dust, wash or vinegar?

Indoor plants make gorgeous decor additions and never fail to liven up our homes. As they sit there, doing their job of providing a lush scene of greenery, it is actually surprisingly easy to forget to clean them – speaking from personal experience. So it is now our intent to demonstrate how easy it can be and that we can all do a much better job at maintaining our leafy friends. 

How to treat your artificial plants

While real plants collect dust and also need to be cleaned regularly, fake plants seem to collect a film of filth more quickly in comparison. That buildup is the biggest giveaway when it comes to identifying a faux plant from a real plant.

Regular Dusting

Use a microfiber duster to swipe over your plant in broad strokes every week. Dusting them regularly prevents the buildup of harder to remove film of dust.

Deep Cleaning

Aim to deep clean your artificial plants twice a year with these methods:

1. The Shower Method

Grab a trash bag, and wrap any area that the plant shouldn’t get wet – such as the moss in the pot, and seal the top of the bag.

Run the plant under cool water to rinse off all the dust collected on the plant.

Pat your plant dry with a towel or leave it outside under the shade to dry.

2. The Leaf-by-Leaf Method

Wipe your plant down, leaf by leaf using a damp microfiber cloth. 

This method may take a while longer for bigger plants, but it is still quite an easy task. 

3. The Vinegar Method

If water alone doesn’t cut through the grime, add some white vinegar to your water.

1 part vinegar to 1 part water and mix in a spray bottle.

Spray the solution down your artificial plant, leave it for 3-5 mins, then use a damp cloth to wipe away the solution and dust. 

And there you have it!

A clean artificial plant as good as new.