If you ask 100 people which flower is the most beautiful, 90 of them will probably answer the orchid. But if you ask them, if they have one in their home, most of them will say no. The reason is that it is a very difficult flower to take care of. The solution: the silk orchid. |
Silk orchids can be used for many purposes. They can be potted or displayed in a vase. Or they can be used at special occasions like weddings. They can be placed several together in a bouquet or used separately as a stem. No matter how you use artificial orchids they will be a beautiful decoration.
Cymbidium and Phalaenopsis orchids are the most popular silk orchids to buy. And the reason is probably that they are also the two most popular real orchid species. But Dendrobium and Vanda are popular orchids. And in contrast to real orchids you can buy all species all year round; even though they normally only are found in the summer in Indonesia.
Today the quality of fake orchids is really great. A few years ago an artificial flower was made of clothes for the flower and plastic for leaves and the stem. Today you will get realistic orchid made of materials like silk and nylon. At it will look exactly like the real orchid.
But it is not only the orchids that are made of artificial materials. Also the water in the vase can be faked with a transparent polymer-suspension. The same apply for dew drops on the leaves.
If you suffer from flower allergy, you will love fake orchids. Think a home full of flowers without the sneezing. Think about silk orchids.
So you do not have green fingers. And all your plants die a few days after you have got them? Not if you choose faux orchids. Just dust them regularly and they will look beautiful for years. And no one can see the difference.
Silk orchids can even handle very hot summers and cold winters. Normally heat or cold will make real orchids withers. With silk orchids it is not a problem. They are very sturdy and can take both the warm sunshine and the cold frost.
Silk orchids look exactly like real orchids. Sometimes they even look better than the real ones. And then they have all the advantages that will make you happy that you bought the artificial version instead of the real ones.
Martin Elmer is the editor of Silk Orchids Garden - a website about orchid silk. Here you can also read more about silk orchid arrangements.
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