Now, if you're an awesome gardener, botanist, plant lover, green thumb wearing plant mom, we take our hats off to you. Not all of us have the skill of keeping house plants alive, but do not worry, faux plants are the perfect for you and your home.
Not everyone has a green thumb. If you’ve struggled to keep your plants alive, and often find yourself overwatering or letting them dry out, listen up! With faux plants, you get all the beauty without the worry. Plus, no more asking the neighbours to take care of your plants while you’re on holiday—you can have your tree and not water it, too! With a faux option, you’ll never have to stress about it dying on you. How’s that for freedom?
Faux plant décorcan be a great way to add a splash of colour and texture to an otherwise dull interior. You can use fake vines and artificial house plants to brighten up the dark corners of your home. Using artificial plantsfor home décor is a really great idea for those who don’t have enough time to water, trim and look after real plants.
ONLY BUY HIGH-QUALITY FAUX PLANTS
If you're going to go faux, you have to commit to top-shelf materials. Trust us on this one: only the very best faux plants will trick everyone into thinking your thumb is green and not black. This means you're going to have to spend a bit more money, as the best faux plants are pricey. Just remember, this plant will last you a super long time.
Here are some good things to look for when buying a faux plant: a real looking trunk or stems, imperfect leaves, a beautiful pot, don't worry too much about this one cause you can always switch it up, and something that looks like dirt.
NOT EVERY TYPE OF PLANT LOOKS GOOD AS A FAUX
Perhaps the best benefit of faux plants is that you can put them anywhere. When you are a parent to real plants, you have to accommodate your photosynthesizing babies by giving them the right spot and sunlight amounts to thrive. In contrast, faux plants thrive no matter where you put them, regardless of your environment!
Although your faux plant can find a home in any corner of your home, you need to remember that not all plants lend themselves to being beautiful faux plants. Certain plants really lend themselves to the faux treatment, with succulents being at the top of the list. Succulents are a go to if you are looking at adding a faux plant to your home, it will not leave your guests wondering about the arrangements of flowers on your dining room that looks exactly the same all year round.
PUT YOUR FAUX PLANT SOMEWHERE IT COULD GROW IF IT WASN'T FAUX
This might seem obvious, but it’s a good reminder to think about the placement of your faux plant. If you stick it in a dark corner of your home, where there is no natural light, that will be a dead giveaway. Put your faux plant in a spot in your home where it easily could grow, and that will help to convince people that it might be real.
MAKE YOUR PLANT LOOK LESS FAKE
There are a few things you can do to help your faux plant look less faux. A great trick is to re-pot the faux plant in a new container, and when you do, use real dirt. Also, make sure to dust your plant regularly.
If you do still want to keep some live plants around as well, you can also mix the faux plants with the real plants. You can even try using your faux plantoutside if you live somewhere with a mild climate.
Artificial house plants can be a great addition to your décor, as long as you place them correctly and mix them up with real greenery.
The key, we think, is to put faux plants in just about every size and type of container. Whether it is a glass vases, terra-cotta planters, baskets, or a planter, adding faux greenery to it will not only serve as a décor element, it will add colour and life to your living space.