10 of the Best Artificial Plants to Buy for Your Home
As beautiful as natural plants may be, not everyone is fortunate enough to own a garden, live in a southern-facing property or simply have enough time in the day to take care of them properly.
That’s where artificial plants offer their many qualities, allowing you to indulge in your love of nature without having to worry about maintenance, additional costs or being a gardening expert.
But what kind of artificial plants are available to buy? The sky’s the limit when it comes to the many styles on offer and we’ve handpicked some of the most popular for you to consider.
Artificial palm trees bring a touch of the exotic into your home. They look identical to the real thing and their great versatility means they look great indoors and outdoors during the summer. Shape the branches to create the natural-looking effect you want while also ensuring it fits in with the available space. Good quality artificial palms should also feature a combination of larger darker leaves and smaller brighter leaves to create the natural sense of new growth occurring on the plant.
Many people love cacti because of their low maintenance, but opting for an artificial cactus still offers the unique beauty of the plant with no upkeep required at all. The great thing about the plant is there are no two that look the same and that individuality shines through in faux versions too. If you go for a smaller size they look great in kitchen areas and living room window sills, while the larger variety really make the ideal feature in the hallway or living room corner.
While some of the most common shapes of artificial topiary tend to be in a cube or sphere, because of the material used you won’t find it difficult to find more complex forms available. Whether placed in the home or a commercial space you can add a sense of individuality to the room, introducing an animal shape or some other character form a real plant wouldn’t be able to replicate. And, as you’d expect, they are easy to clean, maintain and can be easily repositioned any time you need.
An artificial olive tree brings a touch of the Mediterranean into your home, which is a welcome addition when it comes to the greyer, wetter parts of the year. One of the best things about buying a faux artificial olive tree is you do not have to worry about managing growth, as some varieties of the real tree can extend up to 10 feet. They look wonderful anywhere around the home, with their impressive stature and outstanding beauty transforming the space in an instant.
It shouldn’t be overlooked that artificial plants are not just for use indoors. Artificial conifer trees are a popular option as they are specifically designed to be left outdoors during calmer weather periods of the year. When the wind and rain pick up for extended periods it is advised to bring them back inside to ensure you get your money’s worth. They look just like the real thing, with the best products being UV protected to ensure they can stand up to the rigours of life outside.
Bamboo Hanging Bush
Artificial bamboo hanging bushes are also another common type of faux plant placed in the front or back garden. You can usually find ivy or fern varieties that bring an instant touch of colour and a natural style to an outdoor setting. Place it around a window or in a hanging basket to enjoy maximum effect. As with other good quality outdoor artificial plants, be sure to buy products with UV protection as it will prevent discolouration due to overexposure to the sun.
Rather than buying individual plants, you also have the option to purchase mixed flower arrangements set inside window boxes. These make for beautiful adornments to window ledges and balcony areas, combining foliage with an array of vibrant colours. They make for a quick and easy way to add some life to parts of the home that may normally be overlooked. It’s often the small touches that make the biggest difference and that is definitely the case with artificial window boxes.
While real Aloe Vera has a reputation for its health benefits, many people simply buy the plant to enjoy the tropical style it brings into their home or office space. This is why artificial aloe vera plants tend to be just as popular, their wonderfully unique shape making for an eye-catching feature in the room. You also never have to worry about watering or ensuring it gets enough sunlight – a faux aloe vera plant is an evergreen that looks identical to the real thing without any of the work needed to maintain it.
Not everyone has room to place a potted artificial plant in their home, so succulent terrarium are a good alternative. They are small and compact in size and can fit onto shelves, coffee tables, desks and other small spaces to provide that all-important pop of colour. Some come housed within plastic or glass casings and just like the real thing should be kept away from overexposure to sunlight to avoid discolouration. But that’s the only thing to worry about with this wonderful artificial plant that will also last much longer than the real-life version.
Orchids are one of the most beautiful flowers around, although they only tend to last for a few months each year. Buying an artificial orchid plant means you get to enjoy their beautiful colour all year round without worrying about the petals shedding. Real orchids also require quite a bit of work to keep them in good shape, but that is never a concern with a faux flower. Place them anywhere around the home, including the living room, bedroom, kitchen or bathroom – making the space look more natural and inviting.
When it comes to choosing artificial plants for your home, you really are spoilt for choice. If you're looking to transform your home, garden or business with your own faux plants, flowers, trees and green walls, then you're in the right place!
At Artificial Eden, we specialise in luxury faux greenery. We have a wide range of products, from small to large houseplants, trees that even use real bark trunks, artificial green wall worthy of Instagramming and much more. We are committed to helping you create the home you desire, without creating extra work yourself. Shop online today.