These Realistic Faux Plants Will Make You Feel like You Have a Green Thumb
These are not your mother's or grandmother's fake flowers. Faux plants today are more realistic than ever and bring instant life into your home. For those of us that struggle with keeping houseplants alive, these green friends are the solution.
Refresh With Foliage
Several faux plants come in simple, small black containers, but you can make them really stand out by placing them in a larger planter or basket. This broad-leafed philodendron nods to contemporary design and also works well in a mid-century modern home.
Buy It: Terrain, $338
Just a Little Nature
Tuck this tiny faux fern on a bookshelf, your nightstand or kitchen window. Petite touches of green throughout your home bring a house alive. The blue-and-white color-blocked planter adds sky hues to your space.
Buy It: Pier 1 Imports, $16.99
Healing in Style
A lovely little tabletop addition, this potted, broad-leafed aloe plant adds a supple green detail to any space. Though you may not be able to break off a stem to heal a small burn, you don't have to worry about checking to see if it's had enough water. Since an aloe plant doesn't have to be watered often, it can be an easy one to forget.
Buy It: Hayneedle, $80.89
Draping, long succulent branches spill over this aged planter for sweeping and dramatic foliage. Ideal for sitting on a stand or shelf, it also makes for an eye-catching hanging plant that will last all year long.
Buy It: Terrain, $158-178
We love the faux plants that come as picks or single stems since they can be easily styled in any type of vase or container, on mantels or shelves. The spider plant stems add an airy, flowing aesthetic to a room with no maintenance needed at all.
Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $36
Spiked but Friendly
Let's not forget our pointy buddies. Add this five-foot tall cactus set in a woven basket to bring tactile appeal and desert charm to a room.
Buy It: Target, $129.99
Always in Style
Designers love the fiddle leaf fig because of its sculptural yet space-saving presence, but it's another tricky plant to keep healthy. This faux one lets you have the design-worthy plant without the hassle.
Buy It: Target, $39.99
This showstopper of a faux Eva Curcuma makes a big impact with its lush, life-like leaves. And the best part? You never have to water it.
Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $199
Like a Lamb
Handcrafted by artisans, this artificial lamb's ear reflects the wonderful softness and fuzziness of the real plant's leaves. Silvery gray hues mix with purple-blush for a beautifully light touch of color.
Buy It: Crate & Barrel, $29.95
Leafy + Thriving
Keep a palm in your home no matter the season with this faux potted plant. This interpretation has the look and feel of real flourishing foliage that you get to enjoy without having to ever worry about its soil moisture.
Buy It: Terrain, $98
Head to the Mediterranean
Keeping a tree alive indoors can be a task, but this soaring seven-foot tall olive tree brings a welcoming energy to your living room — no watering required.
Buy It: Crate & Barrel, $399
Go vertical with your plants and suspend a few from the ceiling. This Staghorn fern is a beautiful draping accessory that adds softness without any upkeep needed.
Buy It: Target, $24.99