Have allergies but love the look of plants? Fake trees make great alternative to live plants but if you allow them to become dusty, fake plants can trigger allergies too. Cleaning fake trees requires the right supplies and methods. Using the wrong chemicals can discolor the leaves and even damage your fake trees and plants. Regardless of the size and shape of your tree, your fake trees aren’t immune to dust and allergens. Clean silk plants regularly to keep it look gorgeous.
How to Clean Silk Trees
Starting by testing how the leaves respond to water. Begin at the bottom of the tree, carefully sliding a leaf off the plant. If the leaves won’t detach, you’ll have to rub the leaf with a damp cloth. Place the leaves under running water then dry it with a towel. Place the leaf on a flat surface to dry. Now examine the leaf for bleaching or changes in color. If the leaf looks okay, it’s alright to continue cleansing the leaves. Some pots have paper mache filler that should not get wet. In this case, wrap the base of the pot with a garbage bag before you attempt to clean the trunk. If you wet the paper filling, it will collapse. Use contractor tape to keep the bag in place when cleaning fake trees. If the tree isn’t too large, take the tree outdoors to clean it.
Place a sprayer nozzle on to a water hose. Select the lightest spraying option. Lightly spray the tree with a hose or use a water bottle if you have no hose and sprayer nozzle. For stubborn dust spots, spray a microfiber cloth with a dab of window cleaner and use the cloth to remove the dirt.
Remove the bag from your silk tree. You’ll need to allow the tree to dry complete before you move it back indoors. Some fine fake trees offer manufacturer’s suggestions on cleaning products. Do follow their recommendations when possible.
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