This year faux olive trees have surpassed the fiddle leaf fig tree in the interior design world as a favorite home decor plant, but finding the best faux olive trees that look real can be tricky. You don’t want to see plastic seams on the olives or droplets of glue “fake water” on the leaves. That will quickly turn your olive tree into a faux pas. My last greenery guide on where to buy the best fake plants has been wildly popular, but there is one artificial plant, in particular, that is clicked on more than all the others — you guessed it — olive tree decor. It’s having a moment, so let’s break it down with my top picks.
Hands Down My Favorite Faux Olive Tree
If you’re on the hunt for the best faux olive trees and stumbled upon this post, then you’ve hit the jackpot! Here are quick links to the first top 7 olive trees picked in the image below.
- Faux Olive Tree In Pot — pictured above in my home, it’s a favorite
- Tall Faux Olive Tree — large and realistic with tiny fruit
- Small Faux Olive Tree In A Terracotta Pot — perfect for any bookshelf and come in 2 different sizes
- Tall Artificial Olive Tree In White Ribbed Planter — 7′ tree with realistic branches and leaves pricey but pretty
- 48″ Fake Olive Tree (basket not included) — thin lifelike branches and leaves and under $100
- Small Faux Olive Tree In Planter — smaller 18″ olive plant with vase
- Topiary Shaped Artificial Olive Tree — round head of leaves gives it a more traditional look and feel
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Faux olive trees can get pricy based on quality and size, but a 3′-4′ real olive tree will run you around $100. Because real plants silently scream when I near them, I might as well flush that $100 down the toilet. Plant maintenance is not my forte…I blame the ADHD. Weekly watering does not fit into my busy routine, so every single plant you find in my home is artificial.
2 Tall Faux Olive Trees
Looking back, when I first started sharing home decor, I repetitively heard, “faux plants are tacky”. Ummm, rude and completely incorrect. When working with Decorist on the living room makeover, I was told not to use faux trees whatsoever. But I broke that rule immediately, and when they reviewed the final reveal imagery, their designers had no idea my plants were fake.
This tall artificial olive tree is available at Home Depot and is the last one on my list of beautiful faux olive trees.
Wait, no I lied. If you’re looking for fake olive branches to pop into a vase, this set of 3 stems is a steal of a deal.
Faux Trees and Plant FAQs
Where can I find the best artificial plants that look real at an affordable price? Here are quick links to my faux plant favorite shops.
Faux plants get dusty. How do you keep them clean?
Yes, but if you think about it, real plants get dusty too. I try to take my Swiffer Duster to the leaves once every other week, but if there’s one that has serious dust, I use Nu-Leaf Artificial Plant Cleaner. You simply take your plant outside, spray, and let drip dry. Clean as a whistle. If you don’t mind using an aerosol, try using this silk flower and plant spray or this one that is unscented. Both will add an extra level of dust protection to the leaves.
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