Not Good With Plants? 10 Alternative Ways to Add Some Greenery to Your Indoor Space

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Indoor plants can add tons of character to your home. For some of us, though, that fresh, nature vibe can take a sad and slightly creepy turn pretty quickly (a houseplant graveyard is not a good look). Don't have a green thumb? Check out these oh-so-cute indoor plant alternatives.


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1. Urban Outfitters Faux Spider Plant, $36

This mood-boosting pop of green looks like it could be the real deal. Don't worry, your secret's safe with us.

2. Urban Outfitters Monstera Leaf Faux Plant, $12

Perfect for making your space stand out, this faux monstera leaf adds an Insta-worthy touch to any room in the house.

3. Anthropologie Trendy Plant Wall Art, $348

The grass is greener where you "plant" it.

4. Emish Dried Lavender Bundles, $20.99

The best part of these dried bundles? They still have that subtly sweet lavender scent.

5. Charlton Home Faux Olive Branch Wreath, $46.99


Go ahead, extend (and hang) that olive branch inside or outside your home.

6. Urban Outfitters Assorted Air Plants (set of 12), $35

OK, so these air plants are technically alive. But we promise, they're way lower maintenance than your ex.

7. Anthropologie Faux Trailing Potted Plant, $108

Are we the only ones feeling The Secret Garden vibes here?

8. Winston Porter Rattan Ball Decor (set of five), $36.99

These decorative rattan pieces are a great way to bring natural textures and earthy colors into your home. Use them to fill a colorful bowl or vase, string on rope and hang them, or even scatter them across a nature-inspired dining setting.


9. Gracie Oaks Artificial Indoor Mini Desktop Plants (set of four), $25.99

Put these on your home desk or kitchen windowsill for a little unexpected farmhouse decor moment.

10. Bungalow Rose Artificial Garden Cactus Succulent, $82.99

Zero upkeep meets instant wall art? Sounds like a win-win to us.


Adria Valdes Greenhauff is a writer and editor based in Miami, Fla. She’s covered food, travel and lifestyle for numerous online publications including The Quench, The List, Vivala, Foodable, Recommend magazine and Miami New Times. She's also the host of the Better Food Stories podcast.