Setting Up Arificial Plants
Potting, Assembly, and Shaping Your Silk Plants
Congratulations! You are now the proud owner of an original creation from Silk Plants Canada.
We have made the plants(s)as compact as possible for shipping, therefore, you may have to rearrange some of the branches or leaves of the trees and/or plants in order to have your greenery looking as natural as possible. Please note that you may also adjust the branches or leaves of the trees and or/or plants ensuring that your greenery is esthetically pleasing to the area(s) that you are placing them in.
PottingMost of our products come with an artificial terra cotta pot with a bag of real moss. Simply place your plant, tree or palm in the terra cotta pot top with real moss and place your new plant in it's new home.
Most palm trees come with fronds, and a trunk with frond openings. As a general rule, smaller fronds go towards the bottom, and larger (longer) fronds will go towards the top to get maximim height and to achieve maximum width. (i.e. Areca Palm, Bamboo Palm, Kentia Palm, etc.) whereas the Phoenix Palms, may have a single frond “head” which simply plugs into the top of the tree trunk. It’s a great idea to refer to original product picture on the internet when assembling your artificial tree for reference.
There will be minimal amount of shaping. However, you may shape the branches by starting near the trunk or main stem and working your way to the end of the frond or leaf, gently bending as you go, creating a slight downward curve on the lowest branches of the plant to a slight upward angle toward the top branches. By slightly staggering the tips around the branch of you silk plants, your tree will have a fuller look. Again, referring to the original item picture will help greatly in this process.
How an Artificial Plant or Artificial Tree is Measured
In keeping with industry standards, Artificial Plants, Artificial Trees and Flowering Plants that come potted are measured from the floor to the outstretched tip on the top (including the pot). Artificial Plants, Artificial Trees and Artificial Flowering Plants or Artificial Flowers that do not include a pot are measured from the base of the stem to the outstretched tip on the top.
An Artificial Tree is 6'(72") High, we are measuring from the bottom of the container or tree trunk to the top of the tree, extending the longest leaf or frond as we measure. For Artificial Hanging Bushvines the length is the longest hanging stem measured when it is fully extended. When we specify that an Aritificial Plant is 3'(36”) Wide, we measure the plant with the leaves or stems extended to the sides. You may shape these Aritificial Plants and Artificial Trees to accommodate your space.
Floral Arrangement measurements are more exact as these are pre-arranged and do not change shape after being created in height or in width.