I bet that many of you guys must have noticed silk plants getting more and more life-like with time. New silk plants come up every now and then in the market and become an instant hit. New inventions, like real touch material, make these plants worth possessing. And the old belief that silk plants can only be used indoors is obsolete. Their exposure withstanding capacity has increased and they now provide users with more decorating options. The latest versions are fashioned from high quality silk like material made from thin plastic that is waterproof and prevents silk plants from shrinking or rotting when exposed to harsh conditions.
However, as there are many options available in the market, the most important question is, how do we choose between different kinds of outdoor silk plants? Well, listed below are some handy tips on how to choose between different varieties of outdoor silk plants.
- There are many types of materials used to manufacture silk plants. I would recommend a silk like blend that is made from thin plastic. The thin plastic is durable and easy to clean; it can be sprayed directly with your garden hose and be cleaned without much hassle.
- You will also find silk plants in the market that boast of being “hand wrapped”. I would suggest you avoid them if you’re looking for silk plants for your garden. “Hand wrapped” implies that the plants have been hand coated with floral tape or paper. These materials have a tendency to absorb moisture which, in turn, will destroy the plant.
- You will also find that some silk plants contain natural parts on them, like a natural bark or stem. They are good for decorative purposes but cannot be used outdoors. They absorb moisture and heat instantly and become brittle. Some of these plants are also dyed; so when they are exposed to rain, the dye may come off and deprive the plant of its beauty.
- When decorating your garden or courtyard with silk plants, keep in mind the shapes of their leaves and the colors of their flowers. More variety means a contrasting appearance, which looks splendid in any garden.
The best thing about silk plants is that they hardly require any maintenance. In addition to this, the silk plants available today are designed so well that they carry the same warmth and beauty of their natural counterparts minus the maintenance.