Plants have a special place in all our hearts when it comes to decorating, especially artificial plants, as there are so many options to choose from out there. Also as they are one of the best solutions, to instantly add greenery if you have pets or have anyone suffering with plant allergies.  

As much as it may seem easier to upkeep fake plant for home— they do need cleaning. Further certain areas in the home tend to attract dust and grime compared to others. But cleaning in no way has to be difficult. Which makes it very important to know how to clean artificial plants properly. Read on to discover the best professional tools and tips to clean fake plants with ease. 

Compressed Air

If you are looking for a simple yet very effective technique to clean your artificial plants like a professional then using compressed air is the best solution. A big plus side is also that it is very easy and not time consuming at all. 

Before you start using compressed air technique to clean fake plants it is important to understand that dust particles will be dispersed in the air so be mindful to never do this indoors or atleast choose an airy space. Secondly, always start from the foliage and then go along the whole plant as this helps to keep things clean without any major complications. 

Damp Cloth

If you are worried about sticky dust and dirt debris on your plant using a damp cloth to clean is a great start to maintain the longevity of your artificial plants. Always use caution not to use hot water or a lot of water to rush things. Also remember to gently wipe each foliage with the damp cloth and once you are done wiping with water remove all the moisture with a dry cloth to avoid any damage which sometimes may be created by water leaving a shiny film on artificial plants. Never ever pair cleaning products with a damp cloth as it may damage colours of the faux plants and lead to damage beyond repairs. 


Although both feathers and brushes, especially the ones we use to apply paint are one of the first go to tools when it comes to cleaning artificial plants; always remember to follow a top to the bottom pattern to finish things in a timely manner. 

Using a paintbrush or feathers is the best solution if you are looking to reach difficult spots, nooks and crannies of an artificial plant. Always be gentle as you never want to damage the surface of the faux plant by causing any kind of friction which may occur while using paintbrush or feathers while cleaning. 

Artificial plant maintenance does not have to be a daunting process. As overtime artificial plants cannot be always protected from dust or dirt. All you need to do is a regular upkeep to remove dust, dirt and follow our advice to ensure the artificial plants in your home look fantastic. 

Alexandru Popa