Why opting for natural plants and artificial plants is no longer a solution

Many interior designers, architects and business owners choose no maintenance preserved plants for their projects. Do you know why is that?

Well, first the difference between natural plants or artificial plants and preserved plants is significant both in costs and efficiency. In this article we shall examine them both.

Until recently, respectable building developers have been choosing living ‘green walls’ instead of the natural “apartment trees”. This solution, although very attractive for clients and customers, causes trouble due to the maintenance requirements…water spillage, fertilizers, having to hire maintenance crews, special lights and temperature control.

Because of the high cost of maintenance, many managers are transitioning to preserved plants as opposed to artificial plants.

But, what are preserved plants?

Preserved plants give the freshness of natural plants and the convenience of artificial ones. 

But what are they?

Preserved plants are flowers, plants and leaves that are collected during their best moment of their life cycle, while in full bloom. After a meticulous selection they pass into the stabilization room. A micro climate, which is constantly monitored,is then recreated finding the perfect balance between humidity, heat and light. The plants are placed inside long tubs covered by a liquid glycerine base mixture, water and food coloring. During this process, which can last for a few days, the lymph of the plant evaporates and it is replaced by this new mixture.

In the end, the plants are rinsed and hung to dry.

The result is that these plants are now stabilized and can last in this state for up to ten years, so you now have the freshness of real plants and the convenience of artificial!

It is a very viable alternative to traditional artificial plants as well as high maintenance real plants.