Realistic Silk Trees
Silk tree ornaments are an emerging accessory in a home or office. They are as green and colorful as real trees minus the watering, trimming and care. They have become the replacements of plastic trees as home and office decorations.
Silk trees come in various types resembling real trees like palms, bamboos, ficus, willows, flowering trees. Smaller variations such as bonsai silk trees and tabletop silk trees are also made. Silk and polyester are two of the most common components that make up silk trees. Popular varieties of silk trees have leaves, trunks, flowers and branches made of silk. Sometimes, trunks are made of materials other than silk such as plastic and sometimes, even natural materials like driftwood, to give a more “realistic” feel.
Types of Silk Trees
Replica Silk Trees. Silk trees are often replicas of real trees. Notable silk trees are palm silk trees, bamboo trees, and ficus trees. Silk palm trees are by far the easiest to maintain among silk trees, as the silk is only found in leaves, while the trunk is usually made of plastic, steel, fiberglass or natural wood. Silk palm tree varieties include bamboo trees, Buddha palm trees and various palm tree replicas. Palm silk trees are used as decoration in spacious areas as the palm leaves tower over a wide part of the home or office.
Silk Bamboo Trees. These are the types that are used for decorating limited space. They are usually around four to eight feet high, and may go higher in most cases. Bamboo silk trees come in varieties of wild bamboo, black bamboo, or bamboo replicas of green and purple stem colors.
Silk Bonsai Trees. To add a feel of nature and artistic flair in bare tabletops, silk bonsai trees and silk tabletops are among the options to choose from. Like the replica trees, silk bonsai trees and tabletop trees are made of high quality silk.
Silk bonsai trees are good alternatives to the real bonsai tree. Silk bonsais do not need much special care, as they are artificial plants. The materials that make up silk bonsai trees are of the highest standards. Apart from the silk foliage, silk bonsai trees also employ materials like clay, fiberglass and even steel. Silk bonsais are usually potted in terracotta pots.
Care for Silk Bonsai Trees
Silk bonsai trees are not like real trees that need pruning, trimming, watering and fertilizers. However, they do need to be taken care of. Wiping the leaves of silk trees is recommended to remove the dust and dirt it accumulates. If it has gathered too much dirt or dust, washing them is also recommended.
However, caution must be exercised when washing silk tree leaves, as they are delicate. Seeking professional help for cleaning the silk trees may be done, too. To preserve the lush color of the silk tree leaves, it is best to keep them out of direct heat and light. Silk trees are best kept indoors.
Where to Buy Silk Trees
Specialty stores offering home and office decorations sell silk trees of various shapes and sizes. Some stores offer free shipping and handling, or give discounts for their selected silk tree variants. Check out the local directories and classifieds for various silk tree stores.
Searching online through the web search engines for online silk tree stores vastly improves your chances of finding a wide selection of silk trees for sale. Apart from free shipping and delivery, most stores, both online and not, also offer interior design if you purchase silk trees from them.