Outdoor plants are often used to create a jaw dropping first impression as it is the best way to flaunt a bold statement. The most important question many of us come across when considering buying outdoor artificial plants is how long will they last? Read on to discover the many considerations to make sure your artificial plants will last longer than you can imagine with some simple TLC. 


Typically all artificial plants do have a lifespan and that time for silk plants is between 2-3 months if you place them outdoors without using any preventive measures to protect their appearance and fading due to direct sunlight. This lifespan varies completely on two factors: the material used to make artificial plants and protective measures you are willing to take. 

The best way to protect outdoor artificial plants is ensuring you buy the right products. Always ensure when buying an outdoor artificial plant the material is waterproof and UV treated. Most faux plants you can buy on Artiplanto would have this information included in the description but if you buy artificial plants somewhere else then be mindful to make the right choice. 

Further if the fabric of the artificial plant is not waterproof or UV resistant you can buy sprays that can do the trick. Before spraying anything on the artificial plant always make sure to test it in a small spot and make sure you do not cause any damage to the artificial plant. 


The most popular and trending materials used to make artificial plants and floral arrangements, especially the ones that can be placed outdoors, are made from a number of different materials such as;  polyester, high quality plastic, cotton, rubber, latex, silk, rayon and more. To be honest the material contributes to how long an artificial plant will cost the majority of times more than you can imagine. As cheap plants are made with materials that are not UV treated. 


Using a simple cloth to remove the dust off can you do wonders, when it comes to saving the shine and beauty of artificial plants. It is always a great idea to dust off outdoor plants at least once a month to remove any dust or related debris. After dusting if you can spray the plant down with a water house you will discover how almost instantly the shine of the artificial plant is back! It will start to remind you how it first looked when you bought it to ensure you keep it looking flawless.

Artificial plants are one of those classic style statements that will never go out of style. In fact depending on the changing technology there will be a lot of more options available at the expense of your finger times. So be very mindful and choosing wisely is key to making sure you pay the price depending on how long you want to have them around. Also remember if you follow simple tips and tricks mentioned above you can drastically influence the lifespan of outdoor artificial plants

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