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Varied Hues of Tulips to Vivify Your Surrounding

Preserved Tulip

Tulips basically hail from winter-rain Mediterranean vegetation or steppe. It prolifically survives in regions with cool, long springs and dry summers. However, this has not restricted its popularity from being spread across the world. Now, it can be artificially grown at your home or office. Many think that artificial flowers are hugely different from natural ones. Though this is a true fact, modern artificial flora production technology has changed the idea. Silk tulips can strikingly represent a range of beautifully blossoming tulips at your home.

Tulips are perennials that bloom in the spring from bulbs. If you adore the magnificent beauty of tulips and fantasize of being surrounded by these pretty blossoms, your fantasy can be enlivened now. You may live in a country where tulips are not a part of natural cultivation. However, these flowers are commercially produced in different regions across the world. Tulips are costly at places where it is not a native property. Even if you procure natural tulips, its beauty and blooming presence would be short-lived, only a few days.

Silk tulips would stay for years without requiring much maintenance. Silk flowers are growing popular today. You can decorate your interiors with a range of artificial silk flowers to attract visitors. Large silk tulips as well as small silk tulips can now be brought to your home or office. Artificial tulip plants would have a striking resemblance to natural tulip shrubs. Not only the flower, but the entire structure and look of a tulip plant can be imposed through silk tulip plants. Imagine the beauty of silky, colorful tulip petals with glossy green leaves and earthy brown stem. These tulips would stay at your home for years. You need not maintain, wash or cleanse it regularly. Silky blossoms would stun visitors. You can place these tulips anywhere at your office or home. If you need a more realistic feel, you can get these silk flowers planted in your garden amidst other flowers instead of in a pot. You can also build up an artificial garden consisting of vividly colored silk tulips. Such a garden at the entrance of your residence would not only stun visitors but passersby.

Tulips would automatically magnify your domestic surroundings. You can place these flowers on your table, in your garden, terrace, window, door entrance or some other place. The silky petals and leaves would invite you to touch these productions every now and then. Every visitor would feel that these are praiseworthy and is definitely going to point your intellectual interior decoration skills. Silky floral decorations at your home or office would create an amazing surrounding and make people feel that they are amidst the luxurious nature of spring. This amazing environment can be curved out just by a range of colorful, silky tulip flowers, which resemble closeness to nature. You will be able to buy silk tulips of different sizes and colors. Custom orders are accepted by

Using Artificial Plants with Live Plants

Artificial plants are often a practical way to create a warm and inviting space when low light levels and inaccessibility prevent live options. Live plants can be expensive to install and maintain, so by using a combination of replica plants with real plants, it adds authenticity to artificial varieties and is an effective means of stretching a budget.

Silk Tropical Plants and TreesBy placing live plants at eye level and below, it creates the illusion that the whole interior space is live. Above, high planters that are difficult to water were planted with replica trees and grasses. Live plants placed throughout the space at eye level give the artificial varieties a genuine feel.

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Benefits Of Using Artificial Plants

Plants, whether live or artificial, instill a sense of tranquility and well being. The presence of greenery provides a relaxed atmosphere and creates a warm and inviting space. When artificial plants are used in combination with live plants, it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between the two.

One of the main benefits of using artificial plants is that they are virtually pest-free. Some varieties of live plants are plagued with pests – mealybugs, scale insects, spider mites and fungus nats are all known to ravage live plants. Leaves and soil provide the food to support these pests and with artificial plants, there is no food supply, and thus, no pests.

Artificial plants also require virtually no maintenance. They require no water, sunlight or fertilizer. There are no special feeding requirements for artificial plants; only a slight dusting is required every couple months. Drafty, dark areas may be no match for a palm tree, but cold weather and low light levels are no obstacle for an artificial palm.Live plants continue to grow over time and a live ficus may eventually outgrow its space. They require special pruning and shaping to ensure the aesthetic is maintained. An artificial plant maintains its height, color and shape for years, without any effort. Artificial plants may be customized to fit with décor – an option live plants do not provide.

Artificial plants allow you to let nature in, without really having to do so.

Artificial Trees In Commercial Space
Artificial trees in commercial space.

Misconceptions About Artificial Plants

There are many misconceptions about artificial plants including their cost, maintenance, authenticity, and benefits in comparison to live plants. At Commercial Silk Int'l, our technological advancements with artificial greenery have paved a new path for the silk industry.

More often than not, silk plants are believed to be expensive. In reality, the price range for artificial options vary greatly and there are a variety of solutions to meet every budget when utilizing silk plants. Similar to cars, there are used Chevy trucks and high end Maseratis in the world of plants. The initial investment may be high, but the return is far greater due to their longevity and low maintenance.

In regards to maintenance, silk plants are often thought to be a hassle to clean and delicately constructed. Most artificial plants only require a light cleaning every six months which involves a light dusting or a damp wipe down. While real plants require water, fertilization, light and proper soil, artificial plants need no water, no fertilization, no light nor soil. Silk plants are virtually maintenance-free. The dark corner of your bedroom is no match for a real hibiscus, but an artificial one provides the same beauty and charm without requiring special light. A desert may be no match for a real ivy covered trellis, but an artificial one made with our UV protected leaves will last years without any care. Our artificial plants at Commercial Silk Int'l require no soil – each plant is anchored in a secure grow pot filled with foam or concrete, or industrial strength base.

Silk plants are often thought of as looking plastic and fake. At Commercial Silk Int'l, high attention to detail is paid to the components and construction of each artificial product. When compared side by side, it is almost impossible to identify which plant is real and which is fake.

Real Orchid Real Orchid

Artificial Orchid
Artificial Orchid

The benefits of utilizing plants in spaces are widely known and artificial plants provide many of the same. Greenery, whether live or artificial, adds energy and provides warmth to a space. Artificial plants add tranquility and a sense of well-being. The use of real and fake plants in the workplace has proven to boost productivity and lower stress levels. Plants help absorb noise and produce a calming effect in a workspace.

We take great pride in the authenticity of our products at Commercial Silk Int'l. We are always looking for the best and most natural appearance technology can provide when manufacturing artificial plants. View all of our products in our gallery.

Silk Plants Creating the Best Vertical Wall Gardens

Vertical Wall Garden

Vertical gardens are all the rage as they provide a sense of peace amidst the harsh urban lifestyle. Although popular, installation and maintenance have become quite cumbersome.

Installing a vertical garden with real plants will need proper irrigation for keeping the plants alive. The irrigation will depend on the level of heat and ultraviolet exposure that the plants enjoy. The exposure to sun rays will depend on the location of the vertical garden. If it’s an indoor garden, then you need to place UV light bulbs for offering proper heat and light to the garden. On the other hand, in case of outdoor gardens, it becomes hard to regulate the harsh sunlight.

Real plants will grow and demand more maintenance. However, no matter how much you invest in maintenance, each real plant comes with a specific life span. After a certain time period, you will have to clear off the dead plants and replace them with the new plant that matches well with the design of the installed vertical garden. Though the real plants in the vertical gardens offer a scenic beauty, they demand a lot of maintenance and care.

Thanks to the improved and advanced technologies, an alternative to real vertical garden is a silk plant vertical wall garden. At Commercial Silk Int’t, we understand current market trends and artificial plants accordingly. We believe in offering the best of both worlds, live and artificial.

We offer made to order vertical gardens with life-like silk plants. Our vertical gardens are crafted by the best men of the industry, who believe in incorporating all client specifications. Lush green leaves have the best texture and are hand crafted with the finest details. The faux plants require zero maintenance, irrigation nor UV light.

These beautifully crafted silk vertical gardens can be installed both indoors and outside. Once installed, these artificial vertical gardens require no special climate conditions or light levels. Minimal effort is required to change the plant as their color and texture remains fresh year-round..

Silk plants in vertical gardens overcome the challenges of live plants and provide the same beauty and aesthetic appeal as real plants. At Commercial Silk Int’l, we we have the best team of professionals that will design your vertical garden to match your specifications. Visit us online at Silk Plants and Trees or call (800) 241-2718 for more information.

Ficus – History, Plant Care, & Types of Artificial Ficus Trees

silk ficus trees Ficus is one of the most well known tropical plants and this detailed report summarizes the common ficus names, a general description of the ficus genus, geography of the ficus variety, uses and types of artificial ficus.

Common Name: Ficus

Additional Ficus Names: Fig, Ficus Benjamina (Weeping Fig or Benjamin's Fig), Ficus Lyrata (Fiddle-Leaf Fig), Alii, Ficus Elastica (Indian Rubber Plant), Ficus Carica (Common Fig), Ficus Sycamorus (Sycamore Fig), etc...

Ficus Description: The genus Ficus belongs to the family Moraceae, and there are around 850 species of trees, shrubs, vines, etc... They are an important food resource for wildlife in the tropics, and in some cultures, they are highly important for places of worship and also for their many practical uses. There is evidence that 2 types of the Fig (Common Fig and Sycamore Fig) were among the first plant species that were deliberately bred for agriculture in areas throughout the Middle East, possibly starting more than 11,000 years ago. If this is true, the cultivation of the Ficus would precede the cultivation of grain by hundreds of years.

[more] artificial ficus alii tree The Ficus tree is characterized by it's twisting branches and it's well known fruit. It can grow to heights of 30-60 feet tall in natural conditions, with its dense canopy possibly growing as wide as tall. Glossy leaves and gracefully drooping branches is what characterizes the Ficus Benjamina and the leaves are organized into 3-7 bright green lobes. The Ficus Lyrata has leaves that are variable in shape, but often with a wider bottom and narrow middle, which resembles a fiddle. This particular Ficus tree is unique, as it starts it's life as an epiphyte high on top of another tree, and then sends its roots down to the ground to envelope the trunk of the host tree and slowly strangles it. It can also grow on it's own, as a free-standing tree.

The Ficus Benjamina tree's roots are radical also. The United States Forest Service states that “Roots grow rapidly invading gardens, growing under and lifting sidewalks, patios, and driveways.” They say that this species should be used outdoors as a hedge or clipped screen, as the tree form is much too large for outdoor residential planting. It is the most popular kind of Ficus houseplant though. This is due to it's tolerance of poor growing conditions and rapid growth. It does best in high sunlight, but also survives in moderate shade. It needs more water in the summer months, but just enough to keep it from drying out in the winter. In some cases, it can grow too large indoors, so it may need to be repotted or need drastic pruning. If there are even small changes in light made to it's surroundings, it may drop many of its leaves and replace them, which is its way of adapting to the new light.

Ficus Geography: Collectively, the Ficus trees are native throughout the tropics and rainforests. Some of the other species of the Ficus grow in other climates like temperate zones. For Fig cultivation, the ideal growing condition would be high summer temperatures. The Mediterranean area is thought to be the best producer of the fruit. A common Ficus tree prefers a dry climate with early spring rain. The perfect temperature for a Ficus tree would be above 55 degrees Fahrenheit, but a mature tree can survive in temperatures up to 113 F and as low as 14 F.

silk ficus branches Ficus Uses: Today, the Ficus' are mostly used for their fruit. The Fig blossom blooms in both the spring and the fall, but only the fruit from the second harvest is consumed. The first harvest Figs are too acidic. The fruit is sweet and juicy when ripe, with a thin and tender skin. The fruit is a key resource for some frugivores, including langurs, capuchin monkeys and fruit bats. In ancient Egypt, the wood off the Fig trees was used to make mummy caskets. Research shows that the Weeping Fig and the Indian Rubber Plant are powerful air-cleaning plants in a NASA Clean Air Study. And, some kinds of Ficus' have been used in herbalism. The uses seem to be endless and today, there are more than two thousand species of the genus Ficus growing in all areas of the world!

Artificial Ficus: One of the very first artificial trees ever made was a silk Ficus tree. The introduction of the plastic Ficus branch was a historic accomplishment for the silk floral industry. Today, artificial Ficus is the most popular variety of foliage used to build artificial trees and plants. One of the primary reasons fake Ficus branches are so popular is because they are cheap relative to other artificial foliage varieties. In addition, Ficus branches are easy to clean and there are a number of silk plant cleaning videos and articles on how to clean Ficus trees.

The Ficus leaves have improved dramatically over the years and now are mostly constructed of silk leaves and plastic branch stemming. Ficus varieties include Alii, Benjamina, Hawaiian, Nitida, Weeping and Oriental Ficus and are available in solid green leaves and variegated color. In addition, artificial Ficus trees can be manufactured with lights or without and are available in sizes 6', 7' and larger.

Mobile Shrubs and Concourse Bird Nests


This edition of Silk Plants and Trees In The News brings us a few oddball stories from around the country and confirms that truth is indeed stranger than fiction.

Moving Artificial Shrub Plant A reminder that you probably haven’t seen it all comes courtesy of artist Justin Shull. Something in his artist brain told him to construct a mobile shrub rover made of silk plants. The rover, which appears from the video to be able to handle both normal streets and off-road conditions, has a side hatch door revealing a box shaped compartment with enough room to fit a lone driver. No windows, no problem. The roving shrub is also outfitted with cameras and small LCD screens inside for navigation.

[more]Sparrows in Silk Airport TreesSeveral sparrows have made themselves at home in the McNamara terminal of the Detroit airport. Though the airport authorities have tried to banish the sparrows with "scary" automated bird calls, the sparrows have found the terminal artificial trees too comfortable to leave. Many other techniques like traps, nets, and even birth control have failed to control or disperse the birds, leaving authorities playing the role of Wile E. Coyote. For their next effort, perhaps airport authorities should employ a mobile shrub rover to capture their winged nemeses.

Plant Decorated Hidden Cameras, Soil Readers, and Humidifiers

Silk Plant Technology

With technology becoming more and more a part of our daily lives it was only a matter of time before the silk plant industry got in the game. As you'll see in the examples below, faux plants are being used as soil meters, humidifiers and cloak and dagger spy tools reminiscent of your favorite James Bond movies. Not surprisingly, the "devices" discussed perform many of the same functions as normal silk plants -- to enhance, shape, or disguise contraptions or sights that are best served hidden.

[more]Silk Plant Easy Bloom The Easy Bloom Plus is an innovative device outfitted with technology used on the Mars rover that will bring out the geeky side of any gardner. Outfitted with soil sampling technology, the Easy Bloom collects sunlight and soil readings. The tech savvy gardner can then remove the device and plug it in to a usb port of any computer to analyze the data. The best feature of may be its look, which resembles a real plant and is hard for any observer to detect without knowing it's there. Silk Plant Humidifier

Having a hard time remembering when to re-fill your humidifier? The Bionic Humidifier will remind you in a familiar and (according to the manufacturer) emotional way. When your humidifier water gets low, the plant will actually sag like a normal plant when it needs to be fed. Fill it up and the plant returns to its healthy, perky self and provides you with a happy plant-parent glow.

If you're looking for new and interesting ways to surveil and gather information from your arch enemies, look no further than Dynaspy, a company that provides silk plant hidden camera equipment. Whether it's a nanny cam, a business surveillance system, or anything else you can dream up, a harmless looking silk plant just may be too outrageous to arouse suspicion. Silk Plants and Hidden Cameras

In each of these cases, technology was used to take silk plants to a new level by combining form and function. Though hard to categorize as a necessity, all of these devices will no doubt satisfy your technological curiosity.

How to Unbox and Shape a Silk Plant

When you buy silk plants from Commercial Silk Int'l, they will often arrive in a cardboard box. To unbox your silk plant you'll need a simple set of tools, and to properly shape it you'll just need your set of hands and a delicate touch.

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Materials Needed

  • Pliers
  • Flathead Screwdriver


  • First, use a screwdriver and pliers to remove the staples from the bottom of the box.
  • Lift the box cover off.
  • Using your screwdriver and pliers, remove all staples from the base of the box.
  • Beginning with the foliage leaves on the bottom of the silk plant, shape the leaves by bending them down and out.
  • Working upwards to the top of the floor plant, continue to gently shape the silk foliage using both hands.
  • Continue shaping the plant until all leaves are gracefully reaching towards the light, just like a healthy living plant.
  • Well shaped plants will only need a light annual silk plant cleaning. They appear healthy without the ongoing maintenance that indoor tropical plants require.

How To Create Silk Topiary Plants

Silk topiary plants are ideal for hard-to-reach areas, indoor locations with limited light, and places where live potted plants cannot grow. Commercial Silk Int'l craftsmen take pride in creating quality decorative silk topiaries, and this informational video demonstrates the process of creating a silk topiary plant.

[more]Products Used

Materials Needed

  • Glue Gun
  • Pliers
  • Mulch or Bark
  • Moss
  • Spray Foam
  • Knife
  • Craft Ball
  • Tree Stem
  • Craft Pins
  • Container
  • Rock
  • Silk Ivy Plant


  • Layer rock several inches thick at the bottom of the plant container to add ballast.
  • Dispense foam. Do not fill to the top of the container. The foam will rise and expand.
  • Add mulch or bark chips as a base; press into the foam. Allow to dry and set up overnight.
  • Using the knife, carefully cut a hole in the bottom of the topiary ball for later insertion of the tree stem.
  • Using the knife, sharpen both ends of the tree stem to a dull point.
  • Quickly spread glue on the tip of the tree stem.
  • Firmly press the glued end of the tree stem into the pre-carved hole of the topiary ball.
  • Glue the remaining end of the tree stem.
  • Insert the tree stem into the foamed container. Working quickly, be sure the stem is straight vertically. Check its potted position from all angles.
  • Working in sections, apply hot glue on the ball.
  • Press a clump of moss onto the hot glue to cover the ball. Continue gluing and mossing the entire surface of the topiary ball.
  • Push the craft pins through the moss and glue, securing the moss onto the surface of the ball.
  • Once the ball's entire surface is covered with moss, wrap the artificial ivy around the topiary ball, securing the ivy with craft pins as you work. If needed, cut the ivy into strips of foliage for better placement. Trim any excess decorative ivy.

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