For a long time I was extremely anti-faux plants. My bff tried to convince me to put one in a darkish corner when I was styling her home and I pushed back… hard. I was totally unconvinced that there were any actually good faux indoor plants. But here’s the thing: the retail gods have heard me and challenged me because, you guys… there are actually some GOOD faux indoor plant options now. It’s really weird and I almost didn’t hit publish on this post because there are so many benefits to real indoor plants… but that just isn’t for everyone and every space.
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OMG… These Faux Indoor Plants are Shockingly Good & Convincing
Get a coffee and maybe a snack, cuz this is gonna be a loooong post, full of tons of awesome fake indoor plant sources!
Small to Medium Faux Indoor Plants
I started with looking for smaller fake plants that would work well for a styled shelf, in a kitchen, or a dark bathroom. You can group a few plants together for a curated look or just use one per shelf for a pop of green. I also love faux plants because it means you can get the look, even if the plant you want doesn’t thrive in your climate (or you have a black thumb!).
- faux potted monstera plant
- cactus plant set in tray
- 39″ faux prickly pear cactus
- faux succulent in a gold pot
- fake succulents in low round pot
- faux succulent plant in pot
- 3 piece faux southwest succulent set
- succulent plants in ceramic pots set
- potted faux eucalyptus plant
- 6″ faux aloe plant
- potted succulent with black pot
- potted faux succulent in white pot
I was super excited to see a faux 6′ potted yucca tree — and I can’t get over how much it looks like mine. Here’s the funny thing about faux plants and why I changed my mind… they are perfect for spaces that don’t get much, if any, natural light. Our bathroom is a great example because it doesn’t have a single window… and it’s not really in the budget to add one!
Large Faux Indoor Plants
Choosing a large faux tree or house plant is a great way to conceal awkward corners, separate open spaces, and divide a room. I also just really love the drama that one huge plant can add to any space! Additionally, I hope that we are all in agreement now about just how hard it is to keep fiddle leaf figs alive… faux is definitely the way to go. Five bucks says that the fiddle leaf you are lusting after on Instagram is actually faux!
- 4′ faux olive tree
- potted fan palm tree
- potted 65″ faux fiddle leaf fig
- 48″ potted agave
- faux majesty palm tree
- 70″ bird of paradise
- potted yucca plant
- 84″ fiddle leaf fig
- potted faux grass
- 18″ potted aloe vera
- faux snake plant in a pot
- potted 60″ faux saguaro cactus
Sources (top to bottom, left to right):
- artificial bird of paradise tree
- faux eucalyptus in terra cotta pot
- faux potted fiddle head fern
- artificial spider plant
- cascading fern faux plant
- large faux cactus and succulent assortment
- faux potted maiden hair fern
- 5 ft potted dracena
A few additional styling tips for making fake indoor plants look more life-like:
- Re-pot them into a more stylish garden pot… or a pretty basket!
- Mix faux plants with real plants for a layered look.
- Dust all plants, both faux and real, regularly.
- Place smaller faux plants in a terrarium with small pebbles and crystals for a ‘lived in’ look.
- Use small crushed rocks to covered the fake soil.
Sources (top to bottom, left to right):
- variegated mirror faux houseplant
- 15″ potted artificial Boston fern
- faux fern kokedama hanging set
- faux Boston fern
- fern wall art
- 13″ potted artificial maiden hair fern
- faux mixed cactus and succulent arrangement
- artificial rubber tree
So, tell me: would you use faux indoor plants to decorate your home? I’m still going the route of 100% real plants in our tiny bungalow. When it’s finally time to renovate the bathroom, I might change my mind.
Looking for more house plant inspiration and tips? These posts are a good place to start:
- How to Decorate with Large Indoor Plants in a Small Space
- The Best Houseplants for a Small Space
- Pet-Friendly Houseplants
- Painted Hanging Planter DIY
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