15 artificial plants that do not look fake

Nothing adds more beauty and comfort to our homes and offices than the lush flowers and foliage of indoor houseplants.

But in the hands of smaller green-fingered homeowners, the need for real plants can easily be neglected, causing them to shrink and die.

Fortunately, false plants offer a simple solution as they do not require repotting, the leaves will never fall down and turn brown and there is no need to remember to water or feed them.

Ally Dowsing-Reynolds, co-CEO of home furnishing brand Dowsing & Reynolds, believes that artificial plants bring life to a space without worrying about caring for the real thing.

She told Newsweek: “They require no maintenance, just a little dust every now and then. They are suitable for most places, so all places that may not be good for a real plant, such as a dark corner, sunny window sill or damp bathroom, can benefit advantage of a touch of green.

“Tall artificial houseplants, such as aspidistra and ficus elastica, look fabulous in spacious surroundings – be it high-ceilinged hallways or sunny bay windows. Alternatively, a less trailing ivy or imitation fern will revitalize empty shelves.”

Alex Hiatt, Head of Home & Garden at eBay UK, said the online auction site has witnessed an increase in demand for artificial plants, with the most popular types experiencing an increase of up to 40 per cent.

He told Newsweek: “With people spending more time at home than ever before, there has been a huge appetite for bringing the outdoors, indoors and a greener, fresher feel to their home. They are easy to care for and great value for money, making it an easy choice. “

Newsweek presents a compendium of some of the very best artificial plants available online right now, for any budget.

1. Ficus Elastica artificial plant

Ficus Elastica artificial plant
Ficus Elastica artificial plant
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Bring home a mild summer holiday with this Ficus Elastica plant.

Dowsing & Reynolds states in the product description: “Paradise may seem a bit of a stretch at the moment, but creating it in your own home is definitely within reach with some carefully placed imitation foliage.”

$ 240

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2. Short unfolded fern in pot

Short unfolded fern in pot
Short unfolded fern in pot
Heavenly homes and gardens

This is a realistic artificial fern plant with unfolded leaves.

Heavenly Homes and Gardens notes that this leafy plastic plant comes in the black pot, ready to be placed in a larger decorative pot cover.

$ 42

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Artificial trailing fern trunk

    Artificial trailing fern stem
Artificial trailing fern stem
Press Loft

This fake subordinate fern stem is described as a “deliciously frothy and extravagant” addition to its artificial plant range.

Dealer Press Loft states: “Perfect for adding flamboyance to a large vase and creating a truly ambitious bouquet.”

$ 23

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4. Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus
Ikeas false eucalyptus
Ikea

Ikea’s Fejka artificial potted plants are maintenance free as they do not require a green thumb.

The description of the online store says: “Perfect when you have better things to do than water plants and clean up dead leaves. You will get everyone fooled because they look so lifelike.

6.6 USD

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5. Faux Prayer Plant

    Faux Prayer Plant
Faux Prayer Plant
Dowsing and Reynolds

Those looking for a fake plant that crosses all the boxes, then this artificial bean plant from Dowsing & Reynolds could be your saving grace.

The description says: “Perfect when you have better things to do than water plants and clean up dead leaves. You will make everyone fool because they look so lifelike.

£ 24.99

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Artificial Violin Leaf Fig Plant

Artificial violin leaf fig plant
Artificial violin leaf fig plant
Dowsing and Reynolds

This fake violin leaf fig plant means homeowners do not have to worry about whether this splash of green gets too much or too little sunshine.

Dowsing & Reynolds says in the description: “When fake plants look so good, it would be rude not to have a few strategically placed around your home.”

24 USD

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7. Potted Mother – in – law’s Tongue

Potted Mother - in - law's Tongue
Potted Mother – in – law’s Tongue
Heavenly homes and gardens

Heavenly Homes and Gardens notices how the spotted leaves of this significant artificial snake plant create a beautiful pattern and will add genuine interest to an interior space.

30 USD

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8. Faux Eucalyptus in white pot

Faux Eucalyptus in white pot
Faux Eucalyptus in white pot
Press Loft

This fake eucalyptus can be an elegant addition to any home for fans of artificial plants.

Press Loft states: “This fake plant would look great sitting on a shelving console table fireplace mantel or side table.”

$ 32

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9. Monstera

Monstera
Ikeas Monstera
Ikea

This plant with unusual patterns is ideal when owners have better things to do than watering plants and tidying up dead leaves.

Idea’s product description says: “You will get everyone fooled because they look so lifelike.”

£ 19

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10. Ivy artificial succession plant

    Ivy artificial subsequent plant
Ivy artificial subsequent plant
Dowsing and Reynolds

This hyperrealistic ivy just needs an occasional wipe to look its best.

Dowsing & Reynolds states: “With vines up to 60 cm in length, this subdued artificial ivy plant will give any room an air of botanical beauty.”

24 USD

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11. Perlesnor

Pearl string
Pearl string
Heavenly homes and gardens

Heavenly Homes and Gardens notes that this extremely realistic imitation senecio plant in pot is perfect for pulling off shelves or shelves.

29 USD

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12. Red Rushfoil Artificial Croton Plant

Bring some warmth to the interior with the red ‘Rushfoil’ artificial croton plant, ideal for injecting any home with a splash of color and a tropical influence.

Press Loft states: “The T Croton shrub, also known as a ‘Rushfoil’, has a true imitation moss base for a lifelike finish.”

27 USD

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13. Heart string

Heart string
Heart string
Ikea

Ceropegia is a genus of plants within the family Apocynaceae, native to Africa, southern Asia and Australia.

The real version was named by Carl Linnaeus, who first described this genus in his Genera plantarum, which appeared in 1737.

$ 12

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14. Mountain Palm Faux indoor plant

Mountain Palm Faux indoor plant
Mountain Palm Faux indoor plant
Dowsing and Reynolds

If you want to turn up the heat in your decor a notch or two, then this Bergspalm faux indoor plant from Dowsing & Reynolds is for you

The product description reads: “This delicate but striking fake plant looks so full of life, almost as if it is about to burst out of the pot.”

$ 53

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15. Peperomia

Peperomia
Ikeas Peperomia
Ikea

Peperomia is one of the two large genera of the family Piperaceae, known for their compact, small perennial epiphytes that grow on rotten wood.

More than 1500 species of the real plants have been recorded, occurring in all tropical and subtropical regions of the world.

$ 4

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Artificial Plants
These artificial leaves require no maintenance.
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