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Greenery and flowers can drastically transform and brighten a space, but keeping indoor plants alive takes plenty of careful attention and a green thumb while regularly refreshing a vase with fresh blooms is costly. The design and quality of artificial plants have come a long way in recent years and with a few tips and tricks can look just as good as the real thing. Keeping them clean is a great way to ensure they stay looking their best. 

Why artificial plants?

If you want the fresh look of plants in your home but just can’t seem to keep them alive, faux plants and flowers are a great option. They always look fresh and when styled correctly are almost impossible to tell apart from the real thing. 

If you’re wondering how to make artificial plants look real, here are a few tips: 

  1. Place faux pot plants in stylish pots and arrange flowers in vases
  2. Put water in the vase for artificial flowers and a bit of real soil at the base of faux plants
  3. Clean them regularly

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How to clean artificial plants

Dust is the main thing you want to remove from faux plants to keep them looking real. A layer of dust on an artificial plant is a dead giveaway. Include your faux botanicals as part of your regular dusting routine as often as you would any other surface that collects dust. 

Use a soft microfibre cloth to dust the leaves and flowers regularly. Leaving dust to build up will make it more difficult to remove later if it becomes thick and sticky. 

If your fake plants look like they need deep cleaning you can try one of 3 methods. Cover any parts that can’t get wet with a plastic packet and then simply put them under the showerhead or spray with a hosepipe then allow to dry. Alternatively, you could use a damp cloth to wipe each leaf. If your plants have some stubborn grime, make a simple cleaning solution with half vinegar half water and use it to clean your plants.

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