HOW TO CLEAN PLASTIC PLANTS – If you don’t have ‘Green Fingers’ but you still want to brighten up your home with plants then why not buy some artificial ones? If you buy plastic plants they require very little maintenance and are easy to clean. In this guide we’ll show you the best method for cleaning your plastic plants that’s quick and easy.
If you can dismantle your plastic plant it is easier to clean. Some plastic plants can be easily dismantled and then assembled again. Check to see if you can dismantle your plant by trying to gently detach one of the leaves. If it pulls off easily then you’ll know you can dismantle it. However, if the components of the plastic plant are glued together then do not try to dismantle it as you will only damage the plant which means either trying to glue it back together (so much hassle) or buying a new one (do you really need the expense?)
Take a bucket of warm water. Add some detergent or sugar soap. Sugar soap is great for removing dirt, grease and grime.
Take your plastic plants outside and give all the leaves, flowers, stalks and stems a good wash. Take your time here and make sure that all of plastic plant is clean. Don’t forget the stems, stalks and of course the underside of leaves.
Take a clean dry cloth and dry the entire plastic plant thoroughly. You can, if it’s nice outside, simply let them dry naturally in the sun. Do not put them in direct sunlight as this can cause the colour of the plastic to fade.
Once your plastic plants are completely dry take a dry soft cloth and apply some furniture polish and buff. If you like you can apply beeswax to give it more of a shine but remember that wax is sticky and will attract the dust more.
You should now have a clean and shiny plastic plant that will look great in your home. Remember plastic plants can add a nice style element to your interior decor but you really can’t beat the real thing as plants to oxygenate a room – if you do have time to look after a houseplant properly then try adding some around your home.