Silk plants Canada story: in 1979 we started Dr. Plant Tropical Foliage Corporation in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. It was the first retail store for live tropical plants that also offered leasing and maintenance of live tropical plants.
A few years later we were introduced to the world of artificial plants and silk fig branches. When we started having some issues with live fig trees not surviving in low light areas Rodney started to experiment with inserting silk fig branches into the dried-out trunk of the tropical fig trees. We then replaced the live fig trees with the silk fig trees.
No one realized that Rodney’s custom-made silk trees were not real. As this was such a great success it was a natural transition that the way to solve this problem was to replace live trees with artificial plants and silk trees. Since we were familiar with botany of live plants and trees, we knew how to botanically duplicate silk plants and silk trees.
We were one of the first in Canada to provide artificial plants and silk trees to our commercial clients as well as offer silk plants and trees to the average consumer through our retail stores. We saw the opportunity in 1998 to start selling silk plants and silk trees through the world wide web under Silkplantscanada.com. We will make custom silk trees up to 12 Feet and ship anywhere in Canada and the USA.
To date we still provide and sell the finest quality silk plants and custom-made silk trees in Canada. We are recognized by architects, interior designers, interior decorators, hospitality industry and the movie industry for providing quality, selection of silk plants and custom-made trees followed by premium service.