Artificial plants have gained momentum in recent years as a low-maintenance way to add some greenery & texture to your home or office. Unlike real plants, faux plants don't require watering, sunlight, or fertilizers, making them an excellent option for those who lack a green thumb or have busy schedules.

Artificial plants with a rattan side table

That being said, just because they're artificial doesn't mean they don't need some care to maintain their appearance, right? Here are some of our tried & tested tips on how to care for your favourite artificial plant.


Artificial plants accumulate dust over time, as with any household product, which can make them look dull. To keep them looking fresh & vibrant, it's essential to dust them regularly. Use a soft-bristled brush or a feather duster to gently remove any dust from the leaves & stems. 


Non-UV protected fake plants can fade or discolor if exposed to direct sunlight for an extended period. It's best to keep them away from windows or other areas that receive harsh, direct sunlight. If you must place them near a window, use curtains or blinds to filter the light.


If your faux plant is particularly dirty, you can clean it with a soft cloth or soft-bristled brush & lukewarm water. Be sure to allow it to dry completely before placing it back on display.


Avoid using any harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners on your artificial plants, as they can damage the leaves & stems. Stick to lukewarm water for more-than-your-regular cleaning.


If you need to store your artificial plants, it's essential to store them properly to prevent damage. Remove any dust or dirt before storing them in a clean, dry place. Avoid storing them in direct sunlight or areas with high humidity, as this can cause mold or mildew growth.

Artificial tree styled with a laundry basket

Caring for your artificial plants has never been easier & it doesn't require much effort. These simple tips will help you keep your artificial plant looking vibrant & fresh for years to come. Who ever said being a (plant) parent doesn't come with a handbook?

Leave a comment

Please note: comments must be approved before they are published.