For those of you with black thumbs, who swear you can’t keep plants alive… this post is for you! You don’t have to live your entire life without greenery. We’ve carefully curated and compiled the best faux plants- that actually make the cut and look & feel realistic. Some of them even had us second guessing which was real and which was faux.
I love the idea of having real plants and florals in the house, but sometimes it really can be a challenge. These would be perfect for those with minimal time to care for plants, low light situations, or just bad luck. I can confidently recommend a faux alternative now because technology and design have come a long way. These aren’t the silk, tacky flowers your grandma or even mother used to display. From texture, color, scale, and even reflective qualities, the following are faux plants I would actually recommend… the next best option to the real thing.
Let’s start with the greenery.
A good rule of thumb is to source a plant that already has plastic-y looking leaves, or a waxy texture. They’re most easily replicated and look more convincing. Luckily, those types of plants are really trendy right now. Another easy, maintenance-free plant to look for is of the preserved variety. You often times see boxwood wreaths or preserved branches- these are really the best of both worlds. The only maintenance required for faux houseplants is dusting.
Now let’s talk about florals and potted varieties.
Actually once when I took our faux succulents to a show I also had a real succulent and I polled people who visited out booth to see if they knew which was real and fake. Most people guessed the real was fake.
Would you believe me if I told you the above leaves are faux? Well, they are! Obviously, these aren’t the real thing… so there will be some differences, but overall- I think they’re pretty convincing. Would you ever go faux?