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.

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May 24, 2019

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

Flourishing Decoration

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

Cleverly Fashioned

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

Abundantly Green

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

Hanging Out

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

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