Artificial Plants, Trees and Flowers at Riverside
Replica plants and flowers - often referred to as 'silks' - are now as popular as ever with individuals and companies looking for clean and low-maintenance alternatives to the real varieties when decorating homes and business premises as well as being used to add a splash of colour to places where sunlight is limited and live plants would perish.
Having invested a lot of time in researching not only the best looking but also the highest quality fake plants and trees our Artificial Plants and Flower Centre now stocks over six hundred different types of high grade and extremely lifelike looking plants, trees and flowers.
Thanks to modern manufacturing techniques it is not uncommon to see visitors to our store taking a close-up look at our products; feeling, bending - and in a few instances, even trying to smell the petals and leaves because of their incredible likeness and realism.
Besides making a space look as natural as possible and offering a convenient solution to low light environments, the big advantage of decorating with silks is that they are extremely low maintenance and require very little attention to keep them looking at their best all year round.
What to Look for When Buying Artificial Plants
Fake plants can vary in a number of ways relating to the quality and how real they look, as well as whether they are suitable for outdoor or just indoor use.
Cheaper replica plants will be made almost entirely of plastic mouldings that are mass produced at a very low cost meaning there is usually little variation in the sizes and colours of leaves.
Also, another obvious clue to determining whether an artificial silk is inferior is the look and feel of the stem which, on the cheaper products, can be very plastic-looking and badly cut, shaped and constructed. In addition, with the likelihood of lower-priced false plants not being U.V. treated there is likely to be a high degree of colour fade if exposed to continual sunlight, making them unsuitable for outdoor use as a result.
Better quality plants, however, tend to use advanced production techniques and are constructed from superior materials such as natural wood for the stems and printed silk leaves with a natural sheen that are more natural looking and vary in size. In addition, they will have been U.V. treated to prevent the colour fading too dramatically when exposed to sunlight. Be aware that all artificial flowers experience some degree of fading due to the silk being a natural fibre.
For safety, the higher quality artificial plants are also known and are popular for their fire retardant features.
Decorating with Artificial Plants
Replica plants, flowers and trees come in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles including a range of topiary, foliage, orchids and hanging baskets to provide floral solutions for a majority of spaces and cater for most needs.
Strategically placed in key areas of a home or an office; such as an empty corner, on a coffee table or hanging outside a front entrance they are a great way to add colour, life and vitality to a plethora of situations.
Caring for your Artificial Plants
Over time replicas gather dust, so once in a while you will need to take them outside to give them a light flick with a duster or cheap paint brush.
Be aware that if you use mild soapy water or even water alone, some plants, such as silk plants, can be affected if you’re using water. They may lose their colour, shape or disintegrate.
Our range of artificial plants & trees
At Riverside, we offer only the best and most realistic silk plants and trees on the market. They have been manufactured using the most advanced techniques available today and they feature real wood stems, printed silk leaves and silk flowers of varying sizes and depth of colour, just like the real thing.
Our range of artificial trees has surpassed 140 variations making it one the largest ranges anywhere. We also sell a range of outdoor artificial trees that can be left outside all year round, with minimal maintenance.
We also have in-house experts who can advise you on any specific requirements that you may have. Let us know about the space you're looking to decorate and we'd be more than happy to offer you some suggestions.