Realistic from several feet away. Leaves are bent up from tight packaging. Some leaves are discolored with light green lines on them. Had to add some stones to the basket to weigh it down. Otherwise, it would fall over with a slight touch.
I love silk plants and have quite a few. This is my first disappointing experience; With this silk areca palm, many silk plant fronds were damaged by stuffing into a too short box. They were bent and one frond's leaflets were completely torn off the plastic supports. The plant literally fell out of the basket as the small torn chunks of styrofoam used to wedge the main body of styrofoam into the basket weren't tight enough to do the job so right out of the box there was spilled styrofoam bits all over. The styrofoam block holding the palm was about 1" taller than the basket and the moss did not cover this fact. Over all this palm looks shiny-plastic-y the "new growth" tops are in fact plastic and the color isn't realistic. The basket is very cheap. I feel the photograph of the image totally misrepresents what you get. I wondered if this silk had been a previous return. Could not get it back in the box fast enough. Fortunately, Nearly Natural stood behind their 100% satisfaction guarantee and immediately emailed an RMA to ship the mess back. I am waiting to see if I get my refund. Mrs. K
I purchesed a tree before and it was great quality and price, but this one is very light weight weight, and can be pushed over very easy, there is not enough weight in the base. Also, the tree is not as tall as you think it is, but it will work for me. Comparing the price, the other type of tree I bought was much better and the cost was the same.
Silk Areca Palm Tree The tree arrived quickly but is smaller than expected, poor quality, does not look real, looks fake. I expected it to be larger, more realistic, and more full based on the picture. I would not recommend purchasing this item. I think it is overpriced for the quality of the item.
I received the Areca Palm Tree in good condition. When I removed it from the box it seemed short. I measured it and is 6 inches shorter than advertised. This is why I gave it 3 stars. I was tempted to return it but decided to make do by using a small decorative stand to place it on. It is very light weight and will topple easily especially if you have annimals or small children running around. I would probably purchase one again, but make sure it is the height stated in the description
Not what we expected ...the photograph vs Reality...it's shorter than stated & its height includes the basket...As others stated its base Barely covers the block of styrofoam in basket with bits of 'spanish moss' otherwise empty and easily flops over. The plant itself needs to be 'formed' /bent - once in place..shorter than reported and not as full as expected However, we're keeping it for a dark corner that would not support a "real" plant. Photo SHOULD have yardstick for actual sizing in future.