So, the silk plants and the artificial trees that you had ordered are at your doorstep. Now, the next step is to unbox and place them in a pot. Remember, silk plants are all about placing them and using them according to the occasion and the surroundings. Some silk plants can be decorated in a particular way which might not apply for other plants. Potting will ensure that these silk plants stand well and display their glory for times to come.
You can begin by selecting a place where you can afford to spill some plaster. Now, take a non-decorative container and fill 1/3rd of it with water. Mix the white plaster as per the instructions mentioned from the manufacturer and make sure that you make it consistent enough. Pour it into the container leave it undisturbed for setting up. Once, the plaster is ‘set’ or semi-hard, insert the silk plant stem or trunk inside the container. This semi-hard plaster will hold the silk plant upright until the plaster becomes completely hard.
You can use this plaster for silk trees which have large diameter of trunks. Another alternative is to use floral foam which can be used in case of silk plants or silk branches which have delicate stems. Once the silk plant is potted firmly into the container, insert the non-decorative container into the decorative basket or some attractive planter.
There are some silk plants which require some effortless assembly. There are artificial Areca Palms, Kentia Palms, and Bamboo Palms etc which come with fronds as well as a trunk which consists of frond openings. Always remember to display the larger fronds towards the top whereas the smaller fronds at the bottom. It is advisable to refer the original picture as a visual reference of the product while assembling your artificial tree.
Just make sure that you assemble and pot the silk plants that will further add joy and pleasure to your home or office interiors. If done correctly, the beauty and charisma of these silk plants get doubled.