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How To Clean Artificial Indoor Plants

Artificial indoor plants hung with light bulbs

Keeping your indoor space lush and green with artificial plants is a stroke of genius. They bring life to any room without the hassle of constant watering and maintenance. However, just like real plants, they need a little TLC to stay looking their best. Here’s an easy guide from EasyIvy to keep your artificial indoor plants looking as vibrant as the day you got them.

Gather Your Cleaning Supplies

Before you start, make sure you have the right tools on hand:

  •  A feather duster or a microfiber cloth
  • Soft-bristled brush or a toothbrush
  • Mild soap or gentle cleaning solution
  •  Water in a spray bottle

Dust Off Regularly

Maintaining the lifelike appearance of artificial plants is important. One of the common issues with fake plants is the accumulation of dust, which can dull their appearance. To prevent this, regular dusting is necessary. Use a feather duster or a soft cloth to remove the dust from the leaves or petals. However, it’s essential not to forget to clean both sides of the leaves or petals for a thorough cleaning. This will make your artificial plants maintain a clean and life-like look. Spare time to regularly dust and clean your indoor fake plants, as a result, you will enjoy their beauty for a longer time.

Deep Cleaning Steps

Even though artificial indoor plants don’t require as much maintenance as real plants, they can lose their colour and deteriorate over time if not properly cared for. One of the most crucial factors to keep in mind when taking care of artificial plants is to avoid using harsh chemicals or cleaning solutions on them. Strong chemicals can cause the artificial foliage to lose colour or disintegrate. Rather, use mild soaps or gentle cleaning solutions that are safe for artificial materials.

Exposure to direct sunlight can cause the colours of your artificial plants to fade over time. Avoid this by keeping your artificial plants away from direct sunlight. If you find it hard, consider upgrading to UV-resistant artificial foliage from EasyIvy which doesn’t require UV-resistant spray application. 

To maintain a natural look rotate them occasionally this applies especially when exposed to sunlight. Just like real plants, fake indoor plants can wear unevenly if they’re always facing the same direction. Rotating them can also help expose all sides of the plant to light, preventing any one side from fading more than the others.

Setting a regular cleaning schedule is also beneficial when it comes to maintaining artificial plants. Dust and dirt can accumulate on them, depending on the environment they’re in. A once-a-month thorough clean can help maintain their appearance and longevity. By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your artificial indoor plants look as good as new for years to come.

Focus on Detailing

One of the main areas to focus on is the leaves and petals. These parts have intricate designs and hard-to-reach areas, making it difficult to clean with a cloth or duster. To get rid of stubborn dust and dirt, use a soft-bristled brush or a toothbrush. Such tools can reach into the nooks and crannies of the leaves and petals, ensuring a thorough cleaning.

Another area to clean is the stems and branches. When cleaning the stems and branches, pay special attention to the joints where moisture can get trapped. To clean these areas effectively, use a soft, dry cloth. Additionally, see that the stems and branches are completely dry after cleaning, as any remaining moisture can lead to potential damage or mould growth. By following these tips, you can keep your artificial plants looking beautiful for years to come.

Maintain a Routine

Establish a regular cleaning schedule. The amount of dust and dirt that accumulates on artificial indoor plants can vary depending on the environment they are in. A thorough cleaning once a month can help to maintain their appearance and longevity. This involves dusting, washing with a mild soap solution, rinsing, and drying as discussed earlier. By following these steps, you can ensure that your artificial plants stay in excellent condition for a long time.

A weekly dusting can help prevent dust build-up and keep your plants looking fresh and vibrant. This can be done using a feather duster or a soft cloth. 

Conclusion

Maintaining the lush look of your artificial indoor plants is simpler than you think. With just a few regular steps, you can ensure they continue to be a delightful addition to your space. So, grab your cleaning supplies and give your faux greenery the care it deserves!

Discover the joy of hassle-free greenery by following these easy steps. Keep your artificial indoor plants looking fresh and inviting, adding that perfect touch of nature to your home without any fuss. With these expert cleaning tips from EasyIvy, your fake indoor plants will keep looking fabulous year-round! Contact Easyivy for more info.

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