Artificial plants and flowers - often referred to as 'silks' - are now as popular as ever with individuals and companies wanting realistic eye-catching natural displays that require very little maintenance yet remain looking in their prime all year round.
As well as adding a splash of colour to places where sunlight is limited and live plants would perish, fake plants are a clean and low-maintenance alternative to living foliage.
Regardless of whether you're looking for something in a glass vase, a garland or simply a loose stem, with a choice of gorgeous coloured silk flowers and printed leaves our range of high quality flowering plants are so lifelike that observers would be hard-pressed to distinguish them from their real counterparts.
Set into four real wooden twisted stems and available in a variety of heights the Green Artificial Ficus is made up of different sized rich green glossy ovate leaves covering a majority of the length of the plant.
All of the silk leaves on the Artificial Ficus are detailed with a lightly-veined print pattern which really stands out when a little bit of natural window light catches them.
To keep the plant upright the Green Artificial Ficus is cemented into a soft plastic tub which ideally should be placed into a planter or more decorative pot to really accentuate the look of the tree. (Click here to see our diverse range of classic and modern pots and planters.)
Care and Maintenance
As this tree is UV protected it can withstand direct sunlight, therefore is suitable for indoor or outdoor use without risk of fading.
To help keep your faux flowers looking vibrant and in peak condition it is a good idea to clean them about once a month as dust and dirt can settle in the small crevices and will dull down the look of your silk.
Although some people suggest soapy water for cleaning fake leaves and petals we find that doing so accelerates fading and affects the rigidity of the leaves which could make them lose their shape or disintegrate.
Therefore we recommend you simply take a cheap clean paintbrush with soft bristles and dust each leaf, petal and flower head, ideally from the centre of the plant outwards. (Whenever possible we suggest you clean your flowers outdoors as the build-up of dirt may be greater than you realise!)