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The 10 Best Fake Plants That Look Real

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There are only so many real plants you can kill before it's time to throw in the towel. Gardening and plant parenthood may not be for you, but that shouldn't stop you from filling your home with the natural beauty of plants. Those of you with black thumbs can rejoice: The best fake plants look like the real thing and are made from easy-to-clean silk or plastic because low maintenance is key.

Whether you prefer artificial plants because you have pets, small kids, allergies, or zero time to care for the real thing, the options on this list include a variety of fake trees, lush green plants, and even flower arrangements that can liven up any space and are realistic looking enough to fool anyone. Faux plants are typically made from plastic or a fabric that is usually referred to as silk, but more often consists of a polyester blend. Plastic plants are usually more durable and often have realistic texture, color, and even shine, plus they're easier to wipe clean than fabric. With that said, fabric plant technology has improved and silk plants may be for you if you prefer softer leaves that have natural movement.

The majority of the plants on this list are for indoor spaces, but if you are looking for an outdoor plant or an indoor/outdoor hybrid, make sure the plant has a UV-resistant coating and is marked for outdoors so that it can withstand the elements of direct sunlight and rain. Before you invest in that faux plant you love, check its size to ensure it fits perfectly in your space, and have a close look at the container or pot in which it is planted. Some containers are merely meant to hold the plant until you transfer it to a more decorative pot, while others are beauties designed to be displayed. Ahead you'll find the 10 best faux plants on Amazon. No one has to know they're fake. Your secret is safe with me.

1. A Faux Ficus With A Real Wood Trunk

  • Dimensions: 30 x 30 x 48 inches

This 4-foot faux ficus tree is made of silk and plastic but looks authentic. It has real tree trunks and features 950 leaves that vary in size and color for a convincingly natural look. This indoor tree comes in a stylish round rattan basket, so it’s ready to add some life to your space right out of the box. (You can also opt for the square willow container if you prefer a different look.) One thing to note, though, is that the plant is glued to its pot so you can not easily transfer it over to a different planter. The leaves won’t fade over time, according to reviewers, who also mention how full and wide the tree is, especially in comparison to other brands in this price range. Some reviewers did warn that it may have a slight plastic smell when it first arrives, but that the scent fades over a few days. This pick wipes clean with an artificial plant cleaner or a damp rag.

Helpful Review: "These are full, realistic, and tall, and personally I think they make a room feel so much more put together. I'd recommend these to anyone looking into buying fake plants for their home or office. I await the day I can afford two more of these to make my home feel more, well, like home."

2. These Elegant Hanging Pearl Plants

  • Dimensions: 4.2 x 3.9 x 11.4 inches

Trailing plants add visual interest to any space, but they’re also fragile and can be hard to take care of. This set of two artificial string of pearl plants give you the look of a beautiful, mature trailing plant but without the maintenance. These two plants are made of plastic that can be wiped clean, and they come in white ceramic wall-hanging planters that easily attach to any wall to add dimension to your home. The vines hang down at varied lengths to look natural and healthy. Although the manufacturer does not mention whether they are UV-resistant, reviewers say they have used them both inside and outside.

Helpful Review: “I’m obsessed with these. I got them to hang on my bedroom wall and I’m already trying to find a reason to buy more and hang in other rooms too."

3. This Convincingly Real "It Plant" For Indoor/Outdoor Use

  • Dimensions: 24 x 20 x 60 inches

This fiddle leaf tree stands a little over 5 feet tall and is UV-resistant, so it won't fade or wilt in the sun, making it the perfect choice for inside or outside. Designed from a thick plastic material, it's built to withstand outdoor elements like rain and wind and can simply be wiped clean with a cloth. This plant has three trunks and 42 leaves and comes with a pot, though some reviewers say the pot is on the small side and they wound up transferring this to a larger pot that fit in better with their decor.

Helpful Review: “"Nearly Natural" is aptly named. I've seen a number of artificial fig/fiddle leaf trees, and this is the most realistic-looking I've come across, even down to an applied, fuzzy, textured detailing where the leaf meets the branch, as on real fig leaf trees.”

4. A Bird Of Paradise For Island Vibes

  • Dimensions: 40 x 40 x 72 inches

This beautiful bird of paradise palm tree is the perfect accent for your living room, dining room, or front entryway. Available in 6- and 7-foot sizes, it's generously sized and perfect for filling up empty space that needs a little extra something. This is an indoor plant with plastic stems and polyester leaves that are easy to wipe clean with a dry cloth, and reviewers say the faux marble pot is lightweight and "looks great" — although you may want to transfer to something more sturdy.

Helpful Review: “This plant is straight up gorgeous !! It fits my little corner PERFECTLY! I was able to bend the leaves to my perfection, I love how the vase is a faux marble so its not super heavy yet looks great.”

5. This Lush Plant With A Decorative Vase

  • Dimensions: 29 x 20 x 15 inches

If you’re looking to add some greenery to your tabletop, this faux pothos plant is lush and vibrant to make a beautiful statement. It’s 15 inches tall — perfect for an entryway table or kitchen countertop, and reviewers say the color variation of the leaves is realistic and the plastic material is easy to maintain and wipe clean with a dry rag. This is an indoor plant that can also hold up under a covered porch, as long as it is not exposed to the elements, according to reviewers. And one major draw: you won't have to transfer this to a different container — it comes in an attractive curved pot that reviewers say gives it a rustic look.

Helpful Review: “This is my absolute favorite faux plant. It looks extremely realistic, so much so that when I went out of town, my friend asked if she needed to water it while I was gone!”

6. A Succulent Set That's Impossible To Kill

  • Dimensions: 8.7 x 6.6 x 3.6 inches

These indoor artificial succulents are perfect for any home that doesn't get nearly enough sunlight for real plants. They are cute, on-trend, and they add color to any room. This pack of five features different styles of succulents, and each plant comes in an aging-treated wooden pot that will match any decor style (though it should be noted that the plants are attached to their container and cannot be easily transferred to another pot). The plastic leaves are durable and can be wiped clean with a dry cloth. It should be noted though that some reviewers found this plant to be smaller than they had expected.

Helpful Review: "I was going to go with real succulents until I saw these. The pots are so cute and the grouping of five is perfect for an arrangement on a narrow shelf I have. [...] Really, really cute and zero maintenance!"

7. This Affordable Plant & Stand Combo

  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 6 x 8.5 inches

It can be difficult to find a reasonably priced plant that comes in an attractive decorative pot that you won't want to swap out ASAP. This indoor faux plant scores major home decor points with its sculpted white ceramic pot that sits on top of a wood stand, so you can easily place it in any corner of your home or on a counter or tabletop. Reviewers say that while its price is slightly higher than similarly sized plants, the pot and stand are well worth the money. It's unclear whether this plant's leaves are made from silk or plastic but this one should not be exposed to outdoor elements. This plant also comes in different styles like Black Indian eucalyptus and Mayan tea leaf.

Helpful Review: "I love this plant. We did some redecorating recently and I bought several artificial plants. I got some pretty ones but this one is probably my favorite one. It really gives that cozy farmhouse vibe. No regrets buying this."

8. A Rustic Rose Bouquet That Beautifies Your Table

  • Dimensions: 11.81 x 3.11 x 2.8 inches

If you’re tired of buying expensive roses just to watch them wilt away days later, this beautiful bouquet of artificial flowers for indoors is for you. This arrangement consists of silk roses and silver-dollar eucalyptus that are wire wrapped in plastic so that each component is fully adjustable, and you can take sections out to make smaller bouquets. The white ceramic vase is modern and classic, complementing the flowers without taking away from them. A decorative twine bow adds a farmhouse vibe to this stunning bouquet. The flowers easily wipe clean and you can choose from colored roses: champagne and pink.

Helpful Review: “I'm always wary of buying fake flowers - nobody wants them to look tacky, you know? I am very happy with how these look. The vase is adorable and elegant and the flowers fill out nicely. I love that they're wire so you can bend them the way you'd like."

9. This Affordable Trio With Near-Perfect Ratings

  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 8.3 x 9 inches

Boasting a stellar 4.8-star rating overall, this trio of faux plants is a hit with Amazon reviewers. The set comes with rosemary, boxwood, and eucalyptus, and the mini sizes are perfect for bookshelves, nightstands, and even fireplace mantels. They're set in sturdy paper pulp bases, which look rustic and natural on their own, but they're also easy to place in pots of your choice. Made from durable plastic, these are indoor plants, and the leaves can be cleaned with a dusting cloth, so upkeep is a breeze. Just note: They're quite small, so be sure the sizing is right for the space you plan to use them in.

Helpful review: "The plants look so real and they're in a really cute pot with what looks like dirt. They're small so they fit in many places and look awesome. I have one on the coffee table and the other two I put on shelves in my foyer!"

10. A Sansevieria For Tight Spaces

  • Dimensions: 7 x 7 x 35 inches

Yes, it's hard to pronounce, but this fake sansevieria is perfect for anyone who's tight on space but still wants to make a big splash. Nearly 3 feet in height, it takes up minimal floor real estate, but the plant's tall profile and minimalist black planter offer sleek, elegant style. Made from plastic and polyester, the pointed leaves feature color variegation for a uniquely realistic vibe, and they can be wiped clean with a soft, dry cloth. This brand also offers package deals, so you can get even more greenery in your home by pairing this with an agave or a ficus.

Helpful review: "Extremely satisfied. Just what I wanted. Slim, deep color, well balanced. Perfect for a narrow spaces."

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