Last Updated on July 4, 2023
If you’re looking to buy the best faux plants that look real – you’ve hit the jackpot. Time and time again, I’m asked, “Is that plant real? How did you care for it?” Every single time I can’t help but chuckle. As soon as I reveal that my plants are fake, I get a “SHUT UP!” which I love because it wasn’t too long ago that designers would crinkle their noses at me. But I’m happy to declare that faux plants are no longer a faux pas. But, before we jump in, check out these posts if you’re specifically looking for faux olive trees or faux fiddle leaf fig trees to zhush up your home decor. Now buckle up, and let’s start shopping this epic roundup of my favorite artificial plants.
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Ultimate Guide To The Best Faux Plants That Look Real
- Bird Of Paradise Artificial Plant – this faux plant is 5′ tall, but you’ll want to grab a planter.
- Tall Faux Palm Tree – this palm is also 5′ tall – again, pop this in a planter.
- Large Fiddle Leaf Fig Artificial Tree – this faux plant is one of the best sellers from this entire post. It’s 6′ tall and looks real.
- Tall Potted Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant – this is one of the pricier plants of the round-up, but it does come with a modern planter.
- Small Artificial Olive Tree this little cutie comes in at $35 and stands 32″ high.
- Large Faux Monstera Plant– under $75.
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Decorating with faux plants for me is a personal preference, but there are so many reasons all things fake are necessary. No one is here to judge you, whether kids, pets, allergies, or time. A few years back, bought a real snake plant. It’s the easiest plant to keep alive, and I can attest to that. Give it water, set it in a corner, and forget it. However, I plopped it on the hardwood floor near a window, and the condensation from the ceramic pot ruined my hardwood floors…and that is how the only real plant I owned met its death by curbside. Since then, plants silently scream when I near them.
7. This artificial Bird Of Paradise Palm Tree looks incredibly real and is available in 2 large and in charge sizes.
8. 3-1/2″ Faux Palm Tree – this size is perfect for popping in a dead corner.
9. Tall Faux Rubber Plant – this one is 51″ tall and $99.
10. Potted Travellers Palm – BTDubs, this might be the best faux plant that looks real outta this whole list.
12. Burlap Wrapped Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree – 3 sizes, including one large faux tree that is 8′ tall!
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Faux Plants Are Trending 2023
Adding fake plants to your decor elevates the look without fuss and maintenance. Like I said earlier, years ago, after declaring my love of faux plants on Instagram, I was shunned by interior designers. Back then, any and all faux greenery was a home decor no-no, but these days lovers of all things home decor seem to be singing a different tune. These faux plants are not your momma’s old-school silk foliage. Besides, who has the time and energy to haul real plants to the bathtub, water, drain, and haul them back? Not this lady.
This photo from CB2 makes my heart sing! Check out those modern planters.
When shopping for fake plants, I tend to steer clear of anything too decorative. You’re not fooling anyone with those glued-on fake raindrops, and yes, the berries with the plastic seams look, well, plastic-y. That grassy hay in the pot? Tread lightly, my friend, and keep it simple.
Small Potted Faux Plants To Elevate Coffee Table Decor
13. Potted Boston Faux Fern this artificial plant is perfect for a dresser, credenza, or bookshelf.
14. Pretty Small 16″ potted faux plant
15. Faux Soft Fern Drop-In Plant – I have these scattered around the house. They don’t look fake and come in 2 sizes.
17. Set Of 3 Mini Potted Faux Plants – I love to pop these on my built-ins
19. 21″ Faux Monstera Plant – comes with the small cement pot
As you can see from this roundup, I gravitate towards faux palm trees, potted olive trees, and the bird of paradise plants. That being said, this little bundle of 3 faux boxwoods will literally knock your socks off, and it’s tough to argue with $20.
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Large Affordable Faux Banana Leaf Tree
This large faux banana tree found here is incredibly affordable and measures 5′ tall, Be sure to follow my tips on how to decorate with faux plants to make it look a bit more realistic. In this photo, the branches are too perfect.
A touch of greenery gives a room life, so I only decorate with beautiful faux plants. When I find them, I buy them immediately. My first fake plant purchase was the ever-trending faux fiddle leaf fig tree that lived in the dining room. It’s a tall fake tree that doesn’t look plastic or cost a million dollars. Hands down, my favorite is this one, but the second and third runner-up is this 5′ tall faux potted plant and these 2 fake trees that look real. It’s now the moment of truth…have I swayed you towards the greener side of the artificial plant bandwagon?
FAQs – How To Clean Your Faux Plants
1. Do fake plants collect dust?
Like anything else in your home, faux plants will collect dust, but if you take them outside once every couple of weeks and give them a shake, they shouldn’t become a dust factory. If it has large leaves, feel free to wipe it with a microfiber towel or Swiffer Duster.
2. I have layers of dust on my artificial plant. How do I clean the leaves?
This trick I learned from my mom. She introduced me to this Plant Cleaner. Take your faux plant outside, spray it, and let it drip dry. All that dust and dirt will melt right off.
3. My faux plant looks symmetrical and fake. Help!
Don’t skimp when placing your plant or tree in a basket or planter. You’ll often want to rehome your new greenery in something a bit more special. You can also add a bit of Spanish moss to hide the original plain plastic vessel.
Also, be sure to adjust the branches carefully. Giving an extra bend or curve helps create a more realistic look.
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