Silk Plants Direct reached out to me to do a review. I received one of their items in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion. I chose the Dieffenbachia Variegated which consists of two potted silk plants.
The plants arrived in a large box and each was wrapped in protective tissue. I was immediately impressed by how realistic the plants looked. I didn’t need to make any adjustments like twisting branches or fluffing leaves. It was so nice to be able to pull them right from the box and place them. It added instant interest to the side tables in our living room. There is a bit of wiring in the stems to allow shaping, if you’d like.
Even knowing the dimensions before ordering, I was pleasantly surprised by how generously sized the plants are. They are slightly variant in height (by fractions of an inch) which added realism to the plants when they are displayed side by side. They are not “cookie cutter” in appearance, which is a huge factor in making them look genuine. The width of the plant was full and lush looking with large colorful leaves.
The leaves are very well made and firmly attached to the branches. The fabric is soft and flexible… much like real leaves would be. The edges of the leaves even waved a bit in the breeze from a nearby fan. They can be wiped clean with a damp cloth, which makes it easy to maintain their beauty.
The planters are a great basic medium-shade wood that would suit nearly any decor. I was very happy with how well they fit the various wood styles in our living room. I could easily see finding a place for these plants in more than a dozen places around our home from the bedrooms to the bathroom. They’re that versatile!
The trunk and branches of the plant did not look as real to me. They are not concealed as well in real life as they were in the professional product photos on the website. This part of the plants felt a little too pale compared to live Dieffenbachia and too obviously plastic in appearance, but it’s not enough to draw away from the overall beauty of the plants.
This pair of plants sells for $57.99. I find that very reasonable for the quality of the plants. I have come across many silk plants selling for around this price and they were not nearly the level of quality of these… and you get two for that price!
Overall, I’m very impressed with the quality and prices of the items at Silk Plants Direct. They have an impressive variety of flowers, plants, and gorgeous arrangements for every budget. I wish I’d known about them when we did some of the decor at our wedding… their prices are frequently lower than we paid to rent many of our arrangements! If everything there meets these same standards, they will become my go-to place for silk plants and flowers.
Pros: Ready to place right out of the box. Beautifully realistic. Full, lush plants. Well-made arrangements. Huge selection including flowers and plants! Great prices!
Cons: Realism was lost a bit with the branches.
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The Dieffenbachia will add such cheer and elegance to the space, that it will create everlasting memories. Perfect for use in festivities, this silk bush will add natural beauty and sophistication to any sort of space. Standing at 20.5″ x 14″ x 12″, this artificial greenery is easy to care and will be an instant hit. ($57.99 for set of two)