Updated: June 8, 2015
Artificial Tree Reviews:Most of us like some kind of plants or trees in our homes. The big problem is actually remembering to water them and keep them alive. If you go to an office for work, the odds are they have a professional come in and care for all the plants once a week. Not all of us have that luxury at home. The next best solution to owning real trees and plants is to buy artificial ones. You may be surprised at how 'real' the artificial trees or plants look once in your house. We've dealt with silk and plastic trees/plants for decades and the quality has only risen. They require little care and cleaning and they don't die on you. Homeowners typically purchase a nice, new plant and then slowly starve it of nutrients and water until it becomes brown and dead. Why waste money on real houseplants when you can buy fake silk plants and still have that fresh look of trees and plants around your home. When you start decorating that new family room or living space, check out the latest artificial houseplants and you will be amazed. Our favorites are things like the ficus silk tree or the silk palm tree. Even the artificial boxwood topiary trees are worth the investment - they go great in front entryways. Down below we will go into an actual buying guide and help you make an informed decision on size, style, and price of the artificial flora you decide to put into your house or office.
Choosing artificial trees and plants - Let's start by going over the basic materials you will find in fake house plants. Typically they are made from silk, plastic and metal materials. The base sometimes requires sand/water to help weight it down. The ability to brighten up a room with a few plants that are fake is quite easy. The majority of artificial trees range in height from 3 to 8 feet. You will find a few styles closer to 10 feet, but most homes look better with smaller plants/trees. Another common reason for people purchasing artificial plants versus authentic ones is due to allergies. Not everyone can handle fresh blooming flowers without suffering through an allergy attack. Although most of the artificial plants and trees are bought for indoor use, many are meant for outdoor use as well. Great for decks, patios, or around pool areas. Again, no need to water or take care of them in the heat, they manage just fine. Really, the only maintenance that is required is cleaning periodically. The leaves tend to get dusty (just like everything else in your house). The 4' Spiral Boxwood Artificial Topiary Trees are ideal for indoor or outdoor use. They look great as decoration with outdoor furniture or near the entrance to your home. Indoors, we like the Ficus Silk Tree which retails for about $45. There are even 12 foot realistic looking palm trees that sell for over $1000. With todays environmentally conscious home builders, artificial trees are becoming more common when you walk through new home sites. Many of the fake palm trees or spiral trees are made with flexible wire so you can adjust the look and adjust branches to your taste. If you are the type of person than can't remember to feed or water your plants and they are constantly dying, consider shopping for artificial plants and trees that look amazingly real in your home. You can browse the top selling artificial trees/plants here.