12 Faux Plants That Actually Look Real

Add natural beauty to your home with these must-shop faux plants, flowers and trees — no water needed.

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September 27, 2022

Houseplants are not for the faint of heart or forgetful of mind. As it happens, I am two for two with those characteristics and possess an uncanny ability to lead plants to their demise mere moments after crossing the threshold.

The one exception is my miraculously thriving fiddle leaf fig, aptly named Fortuna. I cannot, in good conscience, take the credit for her success, though, as she's really just smitten with the natural light in our living room.

Houseplants are challenging but beautiful and used by interior designers as the secret ingredients for finishing a room. A dash of green does wonders to give spaces a lived-in look and add a hominess that it otherwise lacks.

If you're my fellow plant-inept friend, you're in luck. I've found the best, most convincing faux plants, posies and trees the web has to offer — none of which will need your attention or die under your roof. Shop my top artificial plant finds for your home in the links below.

Even if gardening is not your forte, you can still have a lush and vibrant garden with these UV-protected silk geranium bushes. The fluffy faux blooms are made with eight floral clusters per stem and designed for indoor or outdoor use. Tuck the silk flowers into your window boxes, porch planters or hanging baskets for a touch of romantic garden texture.

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$36 (Set of 12)

Bring everlasting spring to your entry console or dining table with elegant white tulips. Each set includes 12 blooms measuring 14.5 inches tall. Style the bunch in a clear vase to show off the green stems or tuck the blooms into a stoneware vessel for textural contrast.

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Cherry blossoms are springtime favorites, but let’s face it — fluffy white blooms are in vogue year-round. Add all the drama, height and texture to your home with a few of these faux cherry blossom branches. The branches make a statement solo or in a group, including 12-19 floral clusters per stem and measuring 44 inches tall.

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No room is considered complete without a fresh (or faux) pop of green. Round out your kitchen, breakfast nook or bedroom design with the help of this convincing cascading pothos plant. Suspend it in front of your bedroom window in a woven planter or tuck it above your upper cabinets to draw the eye up, adding height to your space.

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From $49.95

Olive trees are a designer go-to for adding Old World elegance to a space. Bad news? Live olive trees are infamous for being challenging to care for outside their native climate. Silver lining: You can skip the inevitable, untimely death of the real thing without sacrificing the beauty with this stately potted faux olive tree from Crate & Barrel. Start small with a pint-sized olive on your windowsill, then go big with the five- or the seven-foot option to add height to the corner of your living room.

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$129 $89.99

Perk up your bookshelf or bedroom dresser with this spiky speckled aloe vera plant. The celery-green succulent is hand-assembled with 12 pointy leaves and comes ready to display in a textural gray pot. Give your faux aloe plant a boost by styling it on a stack of glossy coffee table books.

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$179 $124.99

Pineapples are the traditional symbol of hospitality. Bring that welcoming tone into your foyer or breakfast table with this inviting artificial pineapple palm tree. The hand-crafted tree is recycled plastic-forged and includes 20-stem palm branches for a lush, lifelike look. Each pineapple palm comes to your door in a chic ceramic pot for effortless styling.

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$144.99

The top-rated Highland Dunes artificial palm plant is an ideal addition to just about any nook or cranny of your home. The palm boasts 900+ glowing customer reviews due to its life-like appeal and shapely silhouette. Each palm measures an impressive five feet tall and comes with your choice of 12 or 15 fronds. Drop the black plastic base into the planter that reflects your style and forget about it until dusting day.

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From $249

Sought after fiddle leaf fig trees will brighten living spaces and bedrooms alike. The tropical trees boast woody branches with glossy emerald-green leaves and thrive in rooms with ample natural sunlight. The catch? Fiddles are finicky and succumb easily in the wrong environment. Enter: Faux fiddle fig trees from Pottery Barn. These best-selling trees are hand-assembled and available in three impressive heights: five, seven and eight feet tall. Style in a planter that suits your existing decor to ensure your fiddle is a seamless addition to your space.

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$159.99 (Set of 2)

Why buy just one palm tree when you can buy two? This top-rated artificial palm tree set includes two five-foot-tall palms perfect for framing your front porch or patio door to create a symmetrical vignette. The flashy duo has 1,600+ global reviews, with 77 percent of customers giving them a perfect five-star review. Just add the pair in a pretty stone or ceramic pot and use them to flank one of your home’s entries.

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Elevate your botanical display with these fresh-picked plant stands.

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From $149.95

Zest up your life with this cheerful faux lemon tree. Its high-shine leaves and lively yellow lemons bring a touch of Amalfi summer colors to even the most shadowy of spaces. Lean into the European appeal and style the citrus tree in a weathered terra cotta pot or a glazed blue-and-white ceramic planter.

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$330.04 $192.99

Have you spent more hours than you care to admit scrolling online to find the perfect faux topiaries? Your search ends here. The Brooklyn artificial boxwood topiary from Wayfair is guaranteed to check all your boxes. The tidy triple-ball boxwood tree boasts a 4.8-star rating and nearly 1,300 positive customer reviews. Splurge on a set of two and use the stately pair to frame your front door for instant traditional curb appeal.

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