Care and Maintenance
As with any other natural silk product it is perfectly normal for a small degree of fading to occur over time.
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!)
In general silk plants are designed for indoor use but with careful and sensible handling they can be also be used outdoors too (although sunlight as well as extended wet or cold weather conditions will have a detrimental effect on them over time).
If you are looking for false outdoor plants then the Boxwood topiary range is ideal as the shaped leaves are moulded from plastic and are designed to withstand the elements.
(Click here to see our full range of artificial topiary.)