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    21 Fake Plants For People Who Can't Stop Killing Real Plants

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    1. An artificial monstera bush that you won't be-LEAF isn't real!

    The fake bush in a ceramic vase (not included)

    The branches are made with bendable wire, making it super easy to change their shape. Ceramic vase NOT included.

    Promising review: "This is the second one I have purchased. It looks so real. For someone who doesn't have a green thumb, this is a must!" —dolphinryan13

    Get it from rymds on Etsy for $7.85.

    2. A handcrafted faux fiddle-leaf fig plant that we think you'll be quite ~frond~ of. Rustic cement pot included!

    The fake plant in a rustic cement pot (included)
    World Market

    Promising review: "
I got it because my real fiddle-leaf looked sad. It has since recovered, and so I brought this one to the office. Everyone thinks it's real and it gets compliments." —anonymous

    Get it from Word Market for $19.99.

    3. Some fake succulents because even though real succulents are among the easiest plants to keep alive, some of us (me) still manage to kill them.


    Just a heads up, some reviewers were surprised at how small these are. They're only about 3.25 inches tall!

    Promising review: "These are so cute. I had one sitting on a floating shelf and my dad comes in, picks it up, pokes the tip of it like it was going to prick his finger, and says "ooh, what kind of plant is this?" I think if they can fool my green thumb dad, they're pretty rad haha :)" —Josey

    Get it from Amazon for $11.29.

    4. An artificial string of ivy succulent pearls that will make house guests ~green~ with envy.

    Two of the fake plants, one in a vase and the other lying on a pile of books

    Comes with three strings of pearls! Vase not included.

    Promising review: "Very realistic! We get lots of compliments and people mistaking it for a real plant. It is on the heavier side, but we jut put rocks at the bottom of the vase to keep it from tipping over. Highly recommend!
" — Shanyn

    Get it from Wayfair for $23.99.

    5. An artificial flowering plant in case you want to BRANCH out into some florals. This plant comes with your choice of pink, red, white, or yellow flowers!

    the fake plant with pink flowers in a black planter's pot

    Get it from Wayfair for $27.99.

    6. A faux agave plant that comes in a gorgeous, multicolored ceramic pot.

    small planter with gold, pink, and white streaks with purple and green succulent inside

    The base is available in blush, gray, or navy, and includes mini feet for more stability.

    Promising review: "The perfect touch! Beautiful vase and love the color of the succulent!!! Looks totally real!!" —Tammy

    Get it from Wayfair for $24.99.

    7. Some artificial cactus plants to keep your space looking' ~sharp~!

    Three faux cacti with orange, yellow, and pink flowers

    This set of three faux cacti will add a pop of color to any room!

    Promising review: "
I was so pleased with the way these look so natural. I've had several compliments on them and would recommend to anyone." —James

    Get it from Wayfair for $24.99.

    8. A faux string of pearls plant that comes in a textured, cement-inspired pot.

    the fake plant in its pot
    World Market

    Promising review: "Can't go wrong with this faux, best one I own! I love this faux plant! I wanted a plant that would hang off our mantle and I couldn't be happier with this - it looks real, the pot is great quality and a perfect neutral, 5 stars all around. It makes me smile each time I walk by the living room."—anonymous

    Get it from World Market for $24.99.

    9. Some faux ivy to make a de-VINE addition to any room and can be easily hung on walls, doors, mirrors, etc.

    The fake ivy hung over shelves

    Each fake ivy in this 12-pack is 7 feet long. Plus, it's durable and waterproof!

    Promising review: "Easy to hang up and plenty of them inside! Just what I was looking for! Nice leaves and long string. Would definitely recommend these, for sure." —dwight grafton

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    10. An artificial dracaena plant that goes above and beyond to fool you into thinking it's real. This fake plant features colors chosen by live plant experts and a natural glowing shine that makes the leaves feel real to touch. Plus, its specially coated leaves won't fade outside, making it perfect for indoor and outdoor use.

    A closeup of the fake plant

    Decorative matte black planter with natural dried moss included!

    Promising review: "This plant has been such a beautiful addition to my living room! It was packaged well and was easy to manipulate the leaves to look extremely real. When he saw it, my husband said 'wow, I’m surprised that you would get a live plant for the living room, but it looks great.' :) He was thrilled that he didn’t have to worry about keeping it alive after all and it looks like the real deal. Lots of compliments from friends. I plan on buying another for the guest room.
" —Erin

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    11. A set of three artificial plants with clear glass pots to fool you into ~rooting~ for them to grow!

    Three fake plants in their clear glass pots

    Promising review: "Sweet, lovely plants! They look lovely. The addition of the roots showing helps with the illusion. I'm glad everything in the vases are glued down. I'll never have to worry about the tiny little rocks falling out. Great job.
" —C. Christol

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    12. A faux fiddle-leaf plant that looks and feels so real, we can ~photosympathize~ with anyone who falls for it.

    A closeup of the fake plant from above

    Charmingly simple ceramic pot included!

    Promising review: "This plant looks so real and is perfect for our bathroom which does not get enough sunlight to keep a real plant healthy and alive. I'm very happy with the size and look of it. The pot is modern and fits nicely with the rest of our decor. Would highly recommend the seller and the product! Thank you!" —Becky Patel

    Get it from NaturallyHomeAccents on Etsy for $24.99.

    13. An artificial succulent arrangement in a hanging geometric pot to add some charm to your space.

    The fake succulent arrangement in a white geometric hanging pot

    Though this POC-owned Etsy shop specializes in live plants, their artificial succulents are super convincing and are arranged just as beautifully as their real plants!

    Get it from BrownPlantGirls on Etsy for $14.98.

    14. A fake mini fern bush branch that achieves a strikingly natural look with its yellow-green color and textured stem base.


    Vase, sadly, not included.

    Get it from ExpressionsByDecor on Etsy for $20+.

    15. Some fake succulents you'll want to stop and say ~aloe~ to every morning. This set of five comes in treated wooden pots with simulated soil to make them look incredibly real!

    Set of five succulents in pots sitting on a wooden shelf

    Promising review: "
These plants are so realistic! I bought them for my upcoming wedding party to be used as table decorations. They look so real though, that I plan on using them around the house afterwards on shelves for some added life-like zing. You will not regret buying these. They are so freaking cute!" —Patrick and Christa

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    16. A set of mini fake succulents in a cute, rustic wooden box that will have you staring into their leaves, asking "~wood~ you be mine?"

    The fake succulents in their wooden box

    Available in two sizes!

    Promising review: 
"Hands-down one of the best fake succulent arrangements I have purchased! The wooden box they come in is nice and sturdy and the fake plants that are “potted” don’t easily come detached, (I’m a cat owner and they get into everything) I definitely recommend this purchase!" —erica

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99

    17. A fake rose – it looks and feels so real, you could say it really ~rose~ to the occasion.

    A closeup of the fake roses in light pink and rose pink

    Available in light pink and rose pink! Each stem is sold individually.

    Promising review: "LUXURY' is the key word here! The roses DID NOT disappoint! The look, feel and quality are amazing! Thank you for the quick shipping, I'm glad I didn't have to wait a second longer to enjoy them!" —Therese Peltier

    Get it from HOMESIMPLESELECT on Etsy for $9.60+.

    18. Some faux succulents that come in adorable critter-shaped planters and will make you smile.

    Six faux succulents in planters shaped like an owl, turtle, snail, frog, bird, and lady bug

    Choose from an owl, turtle, snail, frog, bird, or ladybug-shaped planter.

    Get it from RedShedGarden on Etsy for $3.99.

    19. An artificial lemon tree – it looks so real, you'll be ob-ZEST with it.

    The fake lemon tree in a pot

    Promising review: "These artificial lemon trees are absolutely wonderful. I bought the small, and two of the large and used them to stage my home. They photograph beautifully and look very real. They are so wonderful, just looking at them will bring smiles and cheers. I would buy again and I recommend them highly.
" —CriticalReviewer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.89.

    20. Some faux setaria shrubs that are water and UV-resistant, making them great for indoor and outdoor arrangements.


    Promising review: "I have a wooden half-barrel planter and four pottery planters in my front yard that held many different kinds of flowers, and I would water them at night or very early in the morning, yet the sun was merciless on them and all, including my rose bush that sat in the barrel, burned up! SO, I decided to put in artificial flowers and greens that wouldn't die. They worked like a charm. I have had compliments from my neighbors and friends who stop over and I'm thrilled not to have to water or worry about them. It works!!" —Mark Moss

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    21. A faux burro's tail succulent in a cute concrete log planter. Its woodsy charm and lifelike appearance had me, frankly, racing to ~log~ into my Etsy account.

    The fake succulent in its concrete log planter

    Get it from EfavormartBoutique on Etsy for $14.95.

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