If you’re interested in a greener aesthetic for your interiors and exteriors, then artificial plants have a lot to offer. Thanks to advances in design and finish it is often difficult to distinguish between an artificial plant and the real thing today. As a result, there is no compromise when it comes to appearance and feel and this provides many more options where greenery and plants are concerned. If you’re looking to bring the advantages of plants to your surroundings then there are five key benefits to the artificial option.
1. A more cost effective approach
Real plants inevitably come with a larger cost attached. Some may be cheaper to buy up front but will require ongoing tending to that always comes with a price tag. Real plants die and need to be replaced and may require increasingly bigger pots as they grow. Plus, a real plant may arrive as a seedling that takes years to reach its full height to have the impact that you want. Artificial plants arrive fully mature with only the up front cost to pay.
2. Considerably reduced maintenance
As well as the ongoing tending that real plants require – pruning, watering, fertilisers etc – the plant may also need to be moved to ensure adequate sunlight, water or draining. Changes in temperature could be problematic and you may periodically need a specialist to come in and tend to your plants. Artificial plants are very different – you have a low quality product then you may have to move them occasionally to stop fade but other than that it’s really only necessary to wipe the leaves down occasionally if they start to gather dust.
3. Get exactly what you want
If you don’t have the right environment or space for the plants that you’re looking for then you may find your options severely restricted with real greenery. Tropical blooms, for example, may need sunlight or a humid atmosphere that you just can’t provide. This isn’t the case with artificial plants – you can create exactly the aesthetic you want with no limitations. Plus, the range of artificial plants is so broad today that you’ll have a huge amount of choice when it comes to your options.
4. Enjoy wellbeing benefits
Real plants do often provide filtration when it comes to the air that we breathe and artificial plants won’t do that. However, research has found that in terms of wellbeing benefits such as improving mood and morale, as well as productivity and focus, artificial plants really work.
5. Avoiding issues with allergies
Real plants can be the source of a lot of issues for humans sharing the same space. For example, they can trigger allergies and may even be responsible for poisoning if they are touched or consumed by children or pets. Artificial plants don’t come with any of these problems and there’s no need to worry about pollen, which is the source of allergies for 12+ million people in the UK alone.
There are some obvious benefits to opting for artificial plants. From variety to cost effectiveness they win every time.