Don't have a green thumb? Decorate with beautiful silk plants like faux bonsai, orchids, or cherry blossoms!

 Faux orchid in the back. The calla lilies are real by the way.

Faux orchid in the back. The calla lilies are real by the way.

Grandfather Guan had the greenest thumb. Into his golden years, he grew beautiful bonsai plants at home. He decorated them with rocks that mimicked the mountains of China. Stork, oxen, and fishermen figurines decorated his bonsai plants. My grandpa was an artist and his plants were his masterpieces. Unfortunately, he did not pass down his green thumb to me, just his genetically thick calves... 

I've always wanted to grow and keep bonsai plants myself, but I've never been able to keep any specialty plant or flower alive. Orchids, succulents, and even gerbera daisies die in my care!  So I was super excited when Commercial Silk provided sample faux plants for Phil and Mama to review. 

 Cherry blossom bonsai plant 

Cherry blossom bonsai plant 

We received a cherry blossom bonsai and a potted orchid plant to review. The cherry blossom bonsai is gorgeous, with soil that looks so real, and exposed roots that are just too earthy. The soil crumbles and falls off the pot in real dirt-like clumps. The bonsai bark and branches look very good too. 

The orchid plant also has exposed roots. I like the glass vase it comes with. From afar, the faux orchid looks very realistic. Up close, you can tell that it's not a real plant. But who would blame me? Orchids are super hard to maintain! (You need to water them with ice. That's right, ice.) And I bet you most people would rather decorate their homes with fake orchids than maintain a real one! 

 Cherry blossom bonsai

Cherry blossom bonsai

Normally, I'd find something to nitpick about products I receive to review, but it's really tough to nitpick my faux plants. They're fake, so they could never look as good as the real thing. But hey, they won't wither and die on you. They're really good imitations of the real plants. Perhaps the bonsai's pot could have been prettier, like if it were made of stone or ceramic. 

They're easy to care for. Basically, place it where there's sun or no sun. Wipe the leaves and petal clean when they're dusty. You'll never need to water or fertilize these plants! 

You can definitely brighten any room easily with a faux plant. Faux plants, however, don't detoxify the home, so that's one drawback. 

Thanks CommercialSilk.com for the opportunity to review your products!