How to Keep Silk Plants Looking New
Published on Monday, 14 September 2009
Many people adorn their offices with silk plants. And silk plants actually enhance the beauty of their offices provided they are maintained well regularly.
Dusting Is the First Step
You have to clean it regularly. To do so, silk plants must first and foremost be dusted using a feather duster or a lamb's wool duster. You can also use the soft brush vacuum attachment to clean the silk plant better. This will help you get more dust and even cobwebs.
Washing Silk Plants
Aside from dusting, you'd also need to wash your silk plants. You can spray the leaves and petals with tap water one by one. Then just shake off the water or use a soft cloth or a soft towel to dry the leaves. Make sure you cover the whole plant so it will regain its cleanliness and luster.
Alternatively, you can bring your silk plants to the sink or outdoors. Then spray or carefully pour water on the whole plant. Make sure you don't over saturate it either. Then simply shake off the excess water and leave the plant to dry under the sun.
Before you do this, just make sure that your silk plant is resting on a water resistant material like Spanish moss. Arrange the leaves and the flowers too before setting it to dry.
In cases where you have stained silk plants, simply mix white vinegar or a dish detergent to your water and follow the same steps. Just brush the stained area gently until stains come off. Make sure that you rinse the silk plants well though as residue attracts more dust and dirt. Do not use strong cleaning products either as they could easily damage the silk plants. More news