Faux Plants Just Got a Lot More Stylish Thanks to This Cult Online Fave

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Houseplants have been scientifically proven to boost your mood, so we think everyone should have a plant friend or two around. But we know that not everyone has a green thumb, or an ideal windowsill for a light-loving leaf. Perhaps you have a pet that likes to nibble on fronds, or a busy schedule that leads to bone-dry soil. In any case, live plants aren't an option for everyone. Luckily, the placebo effect of plants works, too — which is why we're ecstatic about The Sill's new collection of faux greenery.

The gardening website, which is one of our go-tos for buying live plants online, now offers 14 varieties of highly realistic fake indoor plants that come in different sizes. Ranging in price from $75 to $345, these aren't your garden-variety (pun intended) waxy models from days of yore. Just keep an eye out: Some of the faux plants are only available for delivery in the NYC Metro area. Take a look at some of our favorites from the collection below, and shop them all here:

1. Faux Monstera (11 inches) in Large Grant Planter, $225

2. Faux Orchid Phalaenopsis (four inches) in Small Grant Planter, $75

3. Faux Rex Begonia (four inches) in Small Prospect Planter, $75

4. Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree (3 feet) in Large Prospect Planter, $345

5. Faux Pilea Peperomioides (five inches) in Small Hyde Planter, $82

6. Faux Calathea Orbifolia (ten inches) in Large Prospect Planter, $250

7. Faux Bird of Paradise (11 inches) in Large Grant Planter, $300


Stefanie is a New York–based writer and editor. She has served on the editorial staffs of Architectural Digest, ARTnews, and Oyster.com, a TripAdvisor company, before setting out on her own as a freelancer. Her beats include architecture, design, art, travel, science, and history, and her words have appeared in Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, Popular Science, Mental Floss, Galerie, Jetsetter, and History.com, among others. In another life, she'd be a real estate broker since she loves searching for apartments and homes.

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