How to Easily Clean Silk Plants
Moving in frigid temps is challenging enough! I passed along my beloved fern to a special friend who has a green thumb and packed baskets of silk foliage, easy as 1-2-3. No bugs, soil or watering to contend with. I love a little green on shelves and in displays. The only part I dislike, the enemy, dull, discoloring, dust.
Several years ago my sister, Kim, gave me a simple solution I wanted to share with each of you.
Kim sends her silks through the dishwasher!!! Instead of painstakingly cleaning each leaf, she just packs them in. So, I have been using her method for years and I promise it’s tried and true.
Before I even unpacked dishes to wash in my new dishwasher, I sent the silks through. All you do is set the light cycle, no drying please unless you like curled leaves, and turn the thing on. Soap is not necessary either.
When the cycle ends, just give them a gentle shake or two and lay them on old beach towels to dry. Now that I’m enjoying warmer weather, I spread my towels out on my patio and gave them some winter sunshine. Have I mentioned, no snow? I’m loving the temps!
My leaves are all full and luscious once again. From filthy to silky feels and looks really great!