Natural Canvas Plants

Natural Canvas Plants

Misty Adair
Jan 5, 2010

While flipping through the new February issue of House Beautiful magazine, something out of the ordinary caught our eye in The Best column: canvas plants. Really? In natural white canvas, we can see how a group of artificial palm fronds could have a simple, sculptural quality.

The other option is to have the leaves custom painted by you, the artist, or the creators at The Canvas Nursery. Once the color is added to the leaves, the tacky factor seems to go up a few notches and we have a hard time imagining any of those in a House Beautiful spread.

These novel plants are available in many tropical and succulent varieties like yucca, elephant ear, candelabrum, and bromeliad. Each leaf has an underwire for shaping and they arrive loose for creating customized arrangements. Canvas plants are low maintenance and treated with a sealant for protection.

Better than grandmotherly silk foliage? Probably. A good replacement for the real thing? Probably not.

Do you see artificial plants like these working in a stylish room? Or is it better to leave these canvas plants in sunny Florida (where they're made)?

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