12 Best Fake Plants That Look Real

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Fake plants have come a long way over the years—and as someone who once managed to kill a cactus (I wish I was kidding…), I’ve grown to love them. Not only are they incredibly low-maintenance, but these days there’s also a wide variety of faux plants that look just like the real deal. (I’m talking full, billowy leaves and natural shapes, my friends!)

The list below includes 12 of the best fake plants the internet has to offer, from a fiddle leaf tree to a fern and everything in between. So whether you’re looking for statement-making living room decor or a small windowsill accessory, you’ll want to add at least one of these to your cart.

But first, here are some tips on how to make your faux greenery look as real as possible:

  • Clean them regularly! Plastic leaves collect dust and *spoiler alert* that’s not a problem with the real ones because they’re watered regularly. Wipe down the leaves with a sponge or paper towel regularly, because a dusty plant is not fooling anyone. Pro tip: A little makeover doesn’t hurt either—fluff the leaves of your fake plant every so often to give them a life-like look.
  • Coordinate them with your existing decor! Your faux greenery will look much more natural if you style it properly. Putting a succulent in a modern room, for example, looks a little ~off. Instead, try a standing plant with large leaves that can hold up against striking and geometrically-shaped contemporary furniture—just make sure your plant matches the design style of the room you put it in.
  • Customize your planters! The planters fake greens come in are often meh. Try housing your faux greenery in a custom one instead. Here are a few of our favorites: Tal & Bert Amethyst Geometric Planter ($60), Grounded Matte White Planter ($30), CosmoLiving by Cosmopolitan Iron Planters ($221.99 for two).

    Okay, now that you know what to do after you adopt your lil cutie, let’s talk options. Keep reading for the 12 best fake plants that’ll upgrade your space and how to style them.

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These dried flowers

Urban Stems

The Juneau


This fake banana leaf

Project 62

36″ x 26″ Artificial Travelers Banana Leaf in Pot


This fake string of hearts

Pottery Barn

Faux Trailing Variegated String Of Hearts Houseplant


This fake aloe plant


Faux Maguey Pick 15″


This fake orchid


Small Faux Planted Phalaenopsis Gigantea Orchid


This fake snake plant

West Elm

Faux Potted Snake Plant


This fake pampas grass


Faux Pampas Grass Bouquet


This fake succulent

West Elm

Faux Potted Echeveria Succulent Plant


This fake fiddle leaf tree

Valerie Parr Hill

5′ Faux Fiddle Leaf Tree


This fake fern

Nearly Natural

Large Boston Fern Hanging Basket


These dried flowers


Pink Cream Dried Sago Palm Flowers


These fake cacti

Pottery Barn

Faux Potted Saguaro Cactus

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