Interior Planting: Real vs Replica

Interior Planting: Real vs Replica

October 11, 2018 11:29 am

Replica indoor plants now look so life-like, they're becoming increasingly popular with our clients. Read more below on the pros and cons of using artificial plants opposed to live ones.

Quality Control

Replica indoor plants are now high-quality products which look so life-like you normally have to touch them to tell if they’re real or not. But both real and replica indoor plants have a role to play, depending on where you want to put them and what you want them for.

On the one hand, replica plants have a lot of obvious benefits. Aside from a bit of dusting every now and then, they need no maintenance, are robust and can even sit in the darkest corner of your home or office. What’s more, where you may not be able to have the live plant you had your eye on because the location is too dark/light/hot/cold, your artificial plant can go anywhere and still look good.


Same But Different

If replica plants look like the real thing, require no care on your part and can go anywhere, why on earth would you choose a live indoor plant? In short: health benefits. That would be the number one reason for choosing a live office or house plant.

Study after study (including ones by NASA) has shown that plants can make us feel better. We are less stressed and ill, more productive and creative, stay longer and relax more when we are around plants.

For replica planting the benefits are not physiological but psychological and the relation that we have to nature (biomimicry/biophilia link) has been shown to have benefits to our overall wellbeing. Just to see something natural, such as a view of greenery from a window, or a picture of forests or fields, can provide a nature connection which will give us a tangible boost.


Our Replica Plants

Replica plants come in all shapes and sizes and quality, we only ever use the best for our displays.

Our replica trees are all hand made. We can tailor-make an artificial tree to your requirements, from single trunk to multi trunk trees or with a slim or wide canopy (as each one is custom built to order). Each replica tree is built on sustainable natural stems that are coppiced locally.

The types of foliage available varies in style, shape and colour which also includes some foliage’s being available as flame-retardant.

Exterior green walls use UV protected replica foliage. Foliage can be designed to achieve a design of your choice.

The foliage is built onto 12mm thick recycled plastic board and the foliages are attached using stainless steel staples to an agreed design. Finished panel depth varies with foliages around 250-300mm.



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