High-quality artificial plants like the real thing
Fresh greenery in the office and home does not always have to be created by real plants. Artificial plants and artificial flowers can also achieve the desired effect and have many additional advantages. Here you will find an overview of these products and many useful tips on buying, using and caring for them.
What are artificial plants?
Artificial plants are, as the name suggests, small works of art made of fabric, plastic or other materials that look like real plants at first glance (and often at second glance as well). They are composed of artificial branches made of plastic or metal to which leaves made of paper, fabric or plastic are attached. Plant material can also be used to enhance the visual authenticity. The artificial plant also includes a pot that visually represents the roots of the plant together with the associated soil and also acts as a base to give the plant a stable stand.
How are artificial plants made?
A high-quality artificial tree is the result of a long conception phase in which both material and design are carefully selected. The individual parts, such as leaves, branches and roots, are produced by machine and put together in delicate manual work. High-quality plastic plants are therefore small works of art that are in no way inferior to real plants in terms of their visual effect.
How do you clean artificial plants?
One argument in favour of artificial houseplants is that they are easy to care for. Depending on the material, only a few rules need to be observed. For larger plastic leaves on artificial palms or similar decorative plants, a soft cloth and soapy water are recommended. Finer objects can be cleaned with dusters and feather dusters. A gentle rain in the shower also cleans thoroughly and quickly. For leaves made of fabric or paper, the use of compressed air is recommended.
Where can artificial plants be used?
Artificial plants can be used wherever their real counterparts are used. Whether as plants in the office, in the waiting room area, to brighten up workshop spaces or for the cosy home, they add a touch of green everywhere. They pose no problem for allergy sufferers and also withstand curious pets or minor falls. In addition, they can also be used in places that would be problematic for real plants. Little sunlight does not bother them, nor does a lack of fresh air and water. They tolerate heavy frost and can therefore be used in the garden or on the balcony without any problems. They are also suitable as occasional decorative elements that can be stowed away in a storage chamber for the rest of the time. Lastly, their longevity is a decisive advantage. While many beautiful real plants die after only a few months or years, artificial plants that are treated with care can give pleasure for decades.
Artificial plants for indoor and outdoor use
Artificial plants for outdoors can also be used indoors if the necessary space is available. They are more robustly finished, defy the elements more easily and do not fade even in direct sunlight. Additionally suitable for outdoor use are artificial grass or artificial hedges, which are particularly well suited as natural privacy screens. Artificial plants for indoors are often shaped from more delicate, yet shapely material. They can find their place on the window sill, the work table or other places indoors.
What sizes are available?
Artificial plants come in numerous sizes that are based on the usual dimensions of real plants. The smallest artificial plants are potted plants of 50 cm or less that fit on any window sill and are real eye-catchers without taking up too much space. Their weight varies between one and a half and two kilograms. An artificial tree, which at just under two metres is large for an artificial plant and has a splendid appearance, weighs up to ten kilograms. Most artificial plants weigh somewhere between these two figures.
Decorating with artificial plants
If you want to decorate with plants in an office, salesroom or elsewhere, there are numerous possibilities. Individual plants and flowers can add fresh accents and catch the eye on a work table or in a shop window. Larger arrangements are also possible and can provide a great overall look by expert hands. A special eye-catcher can be to hang artificial plants if there are appropriate fixtures on the ceiling. When decorating, it is important to strike a healthy balance. Artificial plants can be combined in a variety of ways; a single, larger artificial plant that serves as the focal point and several smaller artificial plants that are harmoniously distributed around it in the room are particularly recommended. Part of the decoration is also the use of planters, especially for potted plants. Depending on the décor, these can be brightly coloured, classically simple or elegantly ornate, so that the artificial plants blend in even better with the overall picture.
Artificial plants as privacy screens
Another possible use for artificial plants is as privacy screens. Larger artificial plants and hedges can visually separate office areas and provide good privacy without obstructing air and noise. Tall artificial grass or similar artificial plants can also serve as room dividers on balconies and in gardens. A row of artificial plants on balcony railings not only protects against unwanted glances from the street or neighbouring buildings, but also allows people to retreat into their own little green world.
What types of artificial plants are there?
Artificial plants can be divided into several categories. Some are imitations of potted plants and correspond to orchids, strelitzias, hydrangeas or similar flowering plants, for example. They are usually supplied in a plain saucer. Ferns, small palms and similar large-leaved plants as well as various cacti and aloe plants are simpler and have a calming, fresh effect on the room climate.
They are often accompanied by a larger vase, which automatically puts them in the spotlight, even when standing freely. Artificial grasses are available in many varieties and can be used outdoors or indoors as room dividers, visual separators or as backgrounds for other arrangements. An artificial tree or artificial palm trees, which consist of a trunk that grows like a natural tree and attractive, shade-giving leaves, tower above them all and can reach or even exceed 2 metres. Whether a high quality artificial plant is large or small, it always looks natural and well grown.
Buy artificial plants online
Artificial green plants and artificial flowers from fleur ami meet the highest standards and look deceptively similar to real plants. They can be ordered online and are conveniently delivered. Thanks to the online shop, you always have access to the entire range, including the latest new releases, and can buy artificial plants whenever you need them. Whether as a single plant or as part of an entire decoration concept, the numerous artificial plants from fleur ami will inspire and delight you for a long time thanks to their durability and high-quality workmanship.