Wield the Magic of the Orient with the Best Artificial Oriental Bamboo Trees
Most modern workspaces, office buildings and retail spaces need a significant amount of indoor landscaping. Such landscaping is generally done using horticultural items such as small potted plants and large live plants and also by using other kinds of nature-inspired design elements such as small water springs. This kind of indoor landscaping greatly improves the visual appearance of the building’s inner spaces. It also provides several indirect benefits such as a greater sense of comfort and calmness for both employees and visiting customers due to the use of gurgling springs for example.
In general, artificial plants prove to be a better solution than natural bamboo for internal landscaping primarily due to ease of maintenance and the ability to fully customize the landscaping to suit the architectural and decor related needs of the building. Having said that, artificial plants are also a viable and desirable solution for outdoor landscaping due to ease of maintenance. When made for outdoor use, artificial plants come with an outer UV protection layer whereas those made for indoor use are generally made with fire-retardant material.
Anytime an office or residential environment is to be landscaped, the tropical bamboo lends a unique tropical touch to the environment with its robust, elegant appearance. While cold-weather plants such as violets, snapdragons and petunias lend a wonderful amount of color to the internal spaces within a building, the bamboo adds a different element of appearance with its lush foliage and the trunks of a wonderful color and growth lending a very warm and inviting appearance to the landscape. The uniquely shaped leaves lend additional beauty to the bamboo which is generally kept in a pot. Being compact in size, the artificial bamboo is generally seen to be a great fit for landscaping a small to medium sized space which is in need of a bit of personality, such as the reception area right next to a sofa or the open lobby outdoor areas seen as part of the facilities of many companies.
Natural bamboo is one of the fastest-growing grasses in the world with some species of bamboo being able to grow as much as 3 feet within a 24-hour period. Although originally a species native to Asia, today it is widely grown and used across the world. Natural bamboo is an inexpensive, eco-friendly, robust and sustainably-resourced material used for constructing various types of structures including fences, walkways, creeper supports, plant supports and other general constructions inside gardens. Specifically speaking, bamboos are extremely drought-tolerant given that their underground stems are able to store water away to be used during times of low rainfall. Just like the cactus which is another quirky option used for landscaping, this lends the bamboo a significant advantage when a material is needed to landscape areas in dry or drought-prone areas. One significant disadvantage of the natural bamboo is that roots can extend as much as 20 feet underground, thus disturbing piping and foundations. This implies that additional caution is in order whenever natural bamboo is proposed to be used in construction or landscaping, to ensure that the foundation of the nearby constructions in the particular area are not disturbed by the use of the bamboo. Of course, it is true that anytime we do landscaping with the natural bamboo, we suffer from all the disadvantages that a real plant brings in in terms of susceptibility to pest attacks, high maintenance costs on account of fertilizers, water and pesticides.
Artificial bamboo trees are made with natural wooden trunks and premium grade artificial foliage to generally serve the purposes of commercial landscaping. Generally, artificial foliage is made with U/V protected material for outdoor use and fire-retardant synthetic material for indoor use. These artificial bamboo trees are typically used in resorts, hotels and other commercial establishments for decoration and gifting. Artificial bamboo trees are available in various forms – trunks, planters, pots and wicker baskets.
The most amazing thing about these artificial bamboo trees is that they are wonderfully decorated with silk bamboo leaves (sometimes even in the thousands), lending a grand and regal appearance to the tree. These leaves are generally designed and manufactured to be so life-like that one can often not even distinguish an artificial leaf from a real one. These trees are beautifully made with several trunks just like an actual tree, with trees most commonly built with 6 to 9 trunks. While the trunks are made of plastic, they are reasonably realistic-looking.
All these forms of artificial bamboo reflect different looks and dimensions associated with individual likes and the landscaping needs of the specific environment. These trees are commonly available in various heights ranging from 3 feet to 8 feet. Different customers choose the tree in different forms based on the amount of space available at their location both in terms of floor area and the height to ceiling available. Also, there is an element of personal preference in the sense that while some customers may like the tree kept in a pot, others may like the tree kept in a wicker basket.
Why Artificial bamboo?
Compared with the natural bamboo, the artificial bamboo enjoys a number of advantages. Being an artificial plant, there are no leaves or soil in the surrounding environment. Thus the artificial bamboo is almost completely pest-free and requires almost no maintenance at all with regards to water, nutrients, fertilizers or pesticides. Pruning and cleaning requirements are minimal with only a light dusting required every few months. Clearly, all of this adds up to one tremendous advantage, which is drastically low cost of maintenance.
Additionally, being an artificial plant, the common factors that inhibit plant growth - lack of sunshine, insufficient nutrients in the soil, low water availability, pests, low light and winter weather pose no barriers to the usage of artificial bamboo with there being no effect of these factors on any aspects related to plant growth. Also, given the fact that artificial plants do not grow, there is no question of having space limitations to the usage of artificial bamboo (whether in internal or external spaces) and the bamboo requires no pruning or shaping for the purposes of maintenance. Compared to the natural bamboo, the artificial bamboo has two more significant advantages.
The artificial bamboo is able to maintain its shape, size, height and color for years on end without requiring extensive effort. When one sees maintenance workers mowing a lawn or prune leaves off a wayside tree, one can notice the amount of efforts needed to maintain tree foliage and immediately appreciate the extent of this advantage. Additionally, one more incredible advantage with the artificial bamboo (and really any artificial plant) is that it can be designed and manufactured in a fully-customized manner, that is custom-made in order to fit in with the décor.
Available in a number of options, the artificial bamboo is one of the best options available for landscaping a variety of spaces ranging from botanical gardens to ranches to outdoor coffee areas. With its robust appearance, beauty and true-to-life quality, the artificial bamboo would be one of your top options when looking to add character to any given space.