Fake plants aren’t what they used to be—and that’s a good thing. While you might still associate the idea with those dusty faux flowers your grandma had in her bathroom, artificial plants have seriously upped their game over the past few years. In fact, some are so well-made you’d swear they were real. That’s no exaggeration—my friend actually watered one of the plants below for a whole month before realizing it was fake. Here, the eight best fake plants to liven up your space.
The Best Fake Plants to Add Some “Life” to Your Space
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1. nearly Natural Ficus
This extremely realistic-looking 3-foot-tall ficus tree lives up to the brand’s name. “Finally! An artificial tree that looks real, adds a lot of beauty and interest to any room and [isn’t] overpriced,” writes one buyer. And based on the more than 1,500 five-star reviews, it’s safe to say that others agree.
4. the Sill Faux Orchid Phalaenopsis
Orchids are beautiful, but their blooms only last two to three months at most. But with a fake orchid, you can enjoy its elegant appearance year-round. The Sill ships each one in a classic ceramic pot, which makes it look all the more realistic.
7. silk Tree Warehouse Artificial Bird Of Paradise
Stick this guy in a sleek planter with some real dirt or rocks, and it’ll instantly transform your space. Reviewers say the large, textured leaves look just about as authentic as you can get (without buying an actual plant, of course).