House plants are a great way to improve air quality, and they can also add a touch of nature to any room.
However, if you’ve been neglecting your house plants or just don’t have the time to water and care for them properly, then you may be considering buying artificial plants instead.
That’s why it is essential that you know how to properly take care of them in order for them to live a long and healthy life.
Artificial silk house plants are perfect to use in places where pets and children run rampant, or if you want to add greenery without the maintenance.
Unfortunately, this means that your beautiful (or not so beautiful) silk house plants might start collecting dust and grime over time.
The best part is that you probably have everything you need lying around your home right now and this tutorial can be used over and over again.
Tip 4: Pour clean water in another bowl and rinse off the soapy residue from your plant’s leaves with it.
Note: Remember to always use gentle strokes when brushing your artificial plants!
Tip 5: Dry your house plant with a paper towel. Make sure to wipe down the leaves thoroughly and remove any excess water.
Tip 6: Coat the leaves of your artificial plants with a light layer of baby powder or cornstarch to prevent them from sticking together when stored away after cleaning.
Tip 7: Store your fakes in a cool, dry place.
Tip 8: To remove dust from your silk house plants, use a soft-bristled brush to sweep away debris and wipe down the leaves with a cloth moistened with lukewarm water.
Tip 10: Mix 1/2 cup of warm water, 1 tablespoon dish detergent, and 1 teaspoon vinegar in a spray bottle. Shake well before use.
Note: For best results, do this outdoors or in an open space with proper ventilation due to vinegar fumes.
Tip 11: Spray the solution onto all affected areas of your plant and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing with clean water.
Tip 12: Use cotton swabs to get in between all the crevices of artificial plants.
Tip 13: Dip them into a mixture of dish detergent and warm water, then rub or scrub away the grime.
Tip 14: If you require a deeper clean, use a soft-bristled brush to help remove any built-up dirt or dust.
Tip 15: Fill a sink or bathtub with lukewarm water and add 1/2 cup of white vinegar. Soak the artificial plant for about 30 minutes.
Tip 16: Gently scrub the leaves of the plant with a soft-bristled brush.
Tip 17: Using clean water, rinse out the vinegar solution and dry your plant with a paper towel to prevent mold growth.
Tip 18: If reusing the same bowl that you used in step 1, make sure to wash it thoroughly before proceeding to Tip 5.
Tip 19: For best results when using cleaners, use soft-bristled brushes to brush away dirt and grime. Products that are too strong may damage the leaves of your artificial plants.
Tip 20: Place your fake house plant in a well-ventilated area when it is exposed to chemical fumes from cleaning products. This includes vinegar, soapy water, or any other cleaners.
Now that you’re armed with these 20 tips, you can clean your fake plants with confidence! Not only will they look better than ever, but you’ll also be doing your part in keeping them healthy. Have fun and enjoy your beautiful artificial plants!