Decorating with lush greenery is an easy way to upgrade your home — you can go for a trendy vertical garden or try caring for a jade plant. But if you don’t have a green thumb, artificial plants may be the best choice for you. Luckily, we found some of the best places online to buy fake plants to give any indoor or outdoor space an inviting, verdant look.
With any of these picks, there’s no worrying about things like giving your plants adequate sunlight, finding the right fertilizer or committing to a consistent watering schedule to ensure that they continue to thrive.
Curious about how to find the right artificial plant for your home? There are many online plant delivery services, as well as popular retailers like Amazon and Wayfair, that offer a slew of realistic-looking faux varieties that are perfect for enhancing kitchens, dining areas, you name it. From faux cacti and philodendrons to artificial succulent arrangements and potted aloe, you’re sure to find a pick that’ll catch your eye and suit your decor style. Don’t forget to purchase a stylish planter while you’re at it!
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FAQ – How do I decorate with fake plants?
Faux greenery can easily blend in with any style of home decor, whether you’re partial to traditional looks or appreciate modern design. Wayfair suggests placing your plant in natural light for a realistic appearance, along with adding succulents, ivy or stems to the bathroom or guest room to use as “effortless decor.” Consider mixing artificial stems and flowers with real ones, while adding dirt in the pot for a live touch (especially when sprucing up your bar cart or shelves with fake plants).
What should I look for when buying fake plants?
Opt for budget-friendly buys: If you’re looking to save money on faux plants, pick a retailer that specializes in low prices. Fake plants come in a range of price points, so finding a site that specializes in affordable home decor makes choosing a bit easier.
Go for a realistic look: Modern plastic plants tend to replicate live ones. Stay away from any that have glossy leaves or fake rain droplets and opt for those with more organic features, like potted greenery with dirt around the base or more delicate textured options.
Keep your pot in mind: It’s harder and sometimes impossible to swap your faux plant’s pot. Purchase one you’ll like long term.
Don’t forget the dust. You have to dust plants, especially artificial ones, since they aren’t getting any water to refresh their leaves. Avoid faux plants with intricate designs as they may be harder to clean, which would make it look fake over time.
Mariah Thomas Assistant Editor Mariah Thomas (she/her) is an assistant editor for Good Housekeeping, where she covers home and lifestyle content.