The quickest way to clean silk plants is to use a homemade cleaner. A wet solution and a microfiber cloth are all you need to wipe down any artificial greenery and get your premium plant looking like new all over again.
Why Do I Need To Clean My Silk Plants?
While artificial plants last a long, long time and have no issues whatsoever, they can still be neglected. This sort of neglect for a faux plant means layers of dust gradually building up and, unfortunately, seeing a plant covered in dust is an immediate giveaway that what you’re looking at is artificial.
Can’t I Just Dust My Artificial Plants?
Dusting is a great way to clean silk plants but only if you do it regularly. If you haven’t dusted for months, a quick dusting might not exactly do much. The debris over your artificial plant leaves won’t be easy to remove. You will need to do more.
Can I Clean Silk Plants Without A DIY Homemade Cleaner?
If you don’t want to risk exposure to liquids, that’s alright. Some faux plant owners insist a homemade solution is entirely unnecessary. Here are a few strategies you can use.
What Cleaners Can I Use On Silk Plants?
You don’t want to use any solution or cleaning tool on a silk plant that is harsh or chemical. Any damage on an artificial plant is non-reversible. If the color fades or the detail is ruined from chemical exposure or harsh rubbing, there’s not a whole lot to do.
The best faux plants cleaner to use is homemade – one part white vinegar and one part water.
Put this solution in a spray bottle. Shake it and spray. If you can’t loosen the layers of dust on an artificial plant, this should do it. Be sure to mist the plant to not get the leaves any more wet than they need to be. You can even want to test the solution on an inconspicuous area of the plant before spraying down the whole thing, just in case there’s an issue. Once you’ve misted, wipe every leaf down with a soft lint-free cloth or microfiber cloth. All residue should be easily removed.
The worst-case scenario with any silk plant cleaning is that the color will bleed. This shouldn’t happen with this DIY homemade silk plant cleaning solution but, to be safe, you may decide to test it first.
An artificial plant may also come with its own instructions on how to clean it. If you have instructions, of course, follow them above anything you might read online. If there is a problem and you’ve accidentally damaged your plant, and you’ve followed what you’ve been told by the manufacturer, you can contact them for further guidance on what to do.
Regardless, a DIY homemade cleaner made up of white vinegar and water should be safe for most faux plants.
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