Top FAQs about UV Protected Artificial Outdoor Plants
Can artificial plants withstand outdoor conditions? Absolutely! To ensure their durability, it’s essential to shield them from UV rays. When you choose EdenVert, you can rely on our UV protected artificial outdoor plants, which are manufactured botanically accurately to provide the highest level of sun protection and long-lasting performance.
Here are the most commonly asked questions:
- Do artificial plants fade in sunlight?
- What does UV resistance mean?
- What makes artificial outdoor plants UV-protected?
- What are the different types of artificial outdoor plants?
- How long do artificial outdoor plants last?
- How to prolong the life of artificial outdoor plants?
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Do artificial plants fade in sunlight?
Yes, artificial plants can fade when exposed to sunlight, especially if they are subjected to prolonged or intense sunlight. The extent of fading may vary depending on the quality of the faux plant and the materials used in its construction. For instance, silk-made plants typically endure only a few months when exposed to direct sunlight, potentially even less if they are placed outdoors without proper treatment.
Most fake plants are made from plastic. While the specific materials vary from plant to plant, the most common materials include polyester, sateen, polyethylene (PE), silk, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and polyurethane (PU). However, without UV protection during manufacturing or treatment, these materials will naturally fade as time passes.
What does UV resistant mean?
UV resistant refers to the ability of a material to avoid damage caused by ultraviolet radiation. The sun’s ultraviolet rays can break the chemical bonds in some materials, causing them to fade, wear and eventually break down.
UV treatment is a form of UV protection that can be inserted, mixed, or sprayed onto a material to enable it to withstand sunlight and prevent fading and cracking. For UV protected artificial outdoor plants, this treatment technique does not harm their visual appeal and beauty.
What makes artificial outdoor plants UV-protected?
As mentioned above, fake plants are typically composed of materials like polyester, sateen, PE, silk, PVC, or PU. Unfortunately, these materials themselves are not UV resistant, resulting in problems such as discoloration, fading, and cracking.
To make our outdoors artificial plants UV protected, we incorporate premium UV stabilizers into the manufacturing process of artificial leaves or foliages.
What are the different types of artificial outdoor plants?
Different types of artificial outdoor plants offer varying degrees of UV protection. Read on to learn more.
#1. In-Foliage UV Protection
This is the highest level of sun protection for artificial greenery. In this way, UV resistance is built into the plant’s material, meaning artificial outdoor plants are less likely to fade or crack, even when exposed to very hot conditions.
#2. UV Protection Spray for Artificial Plants
This offers a moderate level of sun protection. Unlike the aforementioned technology, this UV protection spray is applied externally to the leaves rather than being incorporated into the materials.
#3. Non-UV Treated Artificial Plants
Fake plants without UV treatment lack a protective coating against sun-induced damage. This can lead to fading and deterioration over time, diminishing the plant’s aesthetic appeal. To ensure a longer lifespan and sustained visual appeal, it’s recommended to use these faux plants indoors.
How long do artificial outdoor plants last?
The lifespan of outdoor artificial plants, trees and flowers depends on factors like material quality, UV protection, weather, maintenance, and usage. High-quality materials and UV-protected artificial plants tend to last longer. Cheaper options without UV protection may only last a couple of months.
Harsh weather conditions and direct sunlight can reduce longevity, while regular cleaning and maintenance can help extend it. Your choice of manufacturer also matters, with reputable brands often producing more durable artificial plants. To maximize their lifespan, select plants suited to your outdoor conditions and follow the supplier’s care guidelines.
How to prolong the life of artificial outdoor plants?
In areas with hot and rapidly changing weather conditions, it’s advisable to consider using UV protected artificial outdoor plants or applying a UV protection spray to enhance their durability against sun exposure. While it’s not as effective as purchasing UV-resistant artificial plants, the anti-UV spray can extend the lifespan of your artificial outdoor plants for several months or even years.
Additionally, regular cleaning is essential to maintain their appearance. When dust accumulates on the plant leaves, use a non-abrasive household cleaning spray like window cleaner or multi-purpose spray to clean the plants thoroughly and keep them looking fresh.
Clients frequently express astonishment at the remarkable durability of our outdoor artificial plants. At EdenVert, our UV protected artificial outdoor plants are built to endure the elements for a minimum of five years. Furthermore, we offer customization options tailored to your specific project requirements. To discover more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at [email protected].