An artifical Ficus Tree
January 16, 2007 8:43am CST
I know this is a weird topic but I'd like some opinions. I have a chance to get one at a really good price but I don't even know what they look like. Its through a local ad. My question is this do they get extremely dusty and if so how do you clean something like that. I had read a discussion last week about gardening and indoor plants and I actually want to get into it again. When I first moved in my place I bought about 4 big ones and only have 1 left. That one is doing really well. But I'd like to try a couple again. I just need to find something hearty that will last. Anyways getting back to the tree I'm just concerned about the dust and if it is really big how the heck would I clean it. Thanks for your answers in advance.
• United States
16 Jan 07
I have all artificial trees and plants in my home because between me and my cat the real ones just don't make it! You have to get a quality SILK plant (be sure it is silk), and they can be rather pricey. I found that I would rather pay a little bit more and get something that looks real. I have a 6-foot silk Ficus tree that is awesome. I bought it years ago at a Furniture Gallery, and it still looks new. I dust it off whenever I dust the room, and twice a year I drag it outside and clean it with the spray that is made for cleaning silk plants and repelling the dust. You can get these sprays at craft stores (like JoAnne Fabrics or Michaels) in the section where they sell artificial flowers. As long as you keep up with treating them, they stay nice looking for a long time. If anyone smokes in your home you might have a problem, though; my sister-in-law smoked like a chimney, and the tar built up on the plant and it was disgusting the way the dust stuck to it...