Where To Buy Artificial Plants Online In South Africa

Realism is everything when it comes to manufacturing artificial plants. It takes careful attention to detail, using only the finest materials available, to craft stunning silk flowers and plants that are picturesque version of their organic selves. People who buy artificial plants online demand realistic artificial flowers, which is why ordering from a website that’s linked to a floral showroom is a great idea.

You get to see and feel the brand’s quality before ordering your artificial plants online and having them delivered to your location. Artificial plants guarantee to brighten up and breathe life into any space, offering eco-friendly, longer-lasting alternatives to organic flora. If you’re ready to invest in artificial plants for your home, office, or retail space – this article will help guide you to the best product.

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Types of artificial plants available online

Silk flower arrangements

Artificial plant arrangements come in countless forms and configurations, from fruity rose bouquets to minimalist succulent clusters. Popular silk flower arrangements among our online customers are:

Artificial palms, aloes & trees

Artificial greenery and artificial trees have also exploded in popularity, being found in corporate environments across South Africa and beyond. Some artificial plants our online clients get excited about include:

Artificial vertical gardens

Vertical gardens offer space-saving food cultivation on the one side, and become stunning additions to the modern interior designer’s arsenal on the other. We offer our clients a choice between two types of artificial vertical gardens:

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Picking the best plant for your space

Artificial office plants

Any modern office benefits from the gentle greenery and pops of uplifting colour that plant life brings to a work environment. Artificial office plants making waves this season include planted alphabet boxes, yucca plant arrangements, and the ever-popular Echeveria succulent arrangements in clear glass pots.

Artificial residential plants

Private homes, nursing homes, home schools, and other residential settings are perfect for uplifting artificial floral arrangements. Gladiolus arrangements, Azalea arrangements, and don’t forget the sweet Magnolia arrangements. Any one of these (or a combination of them) is sure to liven up the space where they are showcased.

Artificial commercial plants

Commercial settings are perfect for deploying artificial trees. Choose from realistic artificial Ficus trees, olive trees, and artificial palms. Dabble with some Fiddle Leaf Tree, or maybe some Dracaena. There’s also artificial bamboo, Philodendron, and the highly sought-after artificial bonsai and topiary.

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Buy artificial plants online from Silk by Design SA

In 2023 Silk By Design celebrates 25 years of leading the South African silk flower market.

Founded in 1998 by Susan McNair, SBD has blossomed into the multi-national distributor of exceptional quality artificial plants that it is today.

Our silk flowers are shipped to and enjoyed in regions including Australia, the UK, the USA, and the rest of Africa.

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Silk by Design prides itself on our workmanship and attention to detail; only using high-quality silk flowers in our arrangements.

Our team of in-house florists is lead by Head Florist, Albertina Nzuza.

Her team is passionate about their craft, and they love seeing the joyful reactions that their beautiful flower arrangements bring to our customers.

We hope that this article will make buying artificial plants online a bit easier. Visit the Silk by Design online shop, or contact us if you’ve got a question.

For something REALLY special, visit our custom designs page.


How To Clean Artificial Office Plants

Swathes of greenery with splashes of stunning in-season flora are welcome sights in any office environment. Whether it’s a silk flower arrangement on a reception desk or a full greenery wall, we feel at ease around natural colours and shapes. Artificial office plants look exactly like the real deal, but they won’t ever wilt or require watering. What they will need is light cleaning from time to time, so here’s how to clean artificial office plants the right way:

How do office plants get dirty?

Dust and dirt love to make their homes on the surfaces of artificial plants. The synthetic materials attract dust particles in the air. After a while, your fresh and vibrant-looking office plants end up looking a bit off colour. Dirt can also leave artificial office plants lacking lustre, and certain soiling can even stain the plant. For this reason, we recommend exercising regular light cleaning and scheduling dedicated deep cleaning days to keep your artificial plants looking fabulous while staying on top of the dust and dirt build-up.

5 tips for cleaning your artificial office plants

  • Dust plants regularly

The best way to keep your artificial office plants dust and dirt build-up free is to dust them off regularly. Two to three times a week will do the trick, but dusting them every day would be first prize. If you dust plants off regularly, you won’t have to set aside as much time for deep cleaning.

  • Deep clean twice a year

If you’re dusting regularly, you only really need to deep clean office plants once every six months. Deep cleaning will involve using one of the below methods to wet clean your plants – removing any dust and dirt from spots where a feather duster can’t get into. Check with your artificial office plant supplier to see if which plants you can safely expose to moisture.

  • The shower method

How to clean office plants in the shower? Using the spraying water from a shower head is a great way to rinse dust and dirt from your artificial plants. Wrap a plastic packet around the parts of your plant that shouldn’t get wet, and hold it tightly closed while suspending the plant under a warm stream of shower water for a minute.

  • The vinegar method

Sometimes grime and dirt build-up is more than what a shower of water can handle. Bring out the big guns by adding white vinegar and water to a spray bottle. Vinegar is able to cut through dirt easier than water, so get a really deep clean by carefully spraying your plant with vinegar and then wiping it dry with a cloth.

  • The hairspray method

Need to clean your artificial office plants in a hurry before the office photo shoot? If you’re time-strapped when trying to clean your plants, consider the hairspray method. Use a tin of hairspray to spray your dirty plant down. The compressed air will blast away any obvious dust and dirt particles, while leaving your plant with that just-been-cleaned sheen.

Buy artificial office plants in South Africa

Where should you start when looking for the best artificial office plants in South Africa? How about with the market leader in artificial floral design, silk flowers, and greenery. Browse our custom artificial plants, or take a 360-degree tour of our virtual showroom.

See our office greenery arrangements, or contact us if you have a question to ask.

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