Can't Keep Plants Alive? These Fake Beauties Are for You

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Raise your hand if you've ever said, "I just bought a plant. It'll probably be dead in a month." Or, "I just bought a plant. RIP in advance." If you're reading this article, chances are you've said something similar, if not those exact quotes. (You know who you are.)


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We gently suggest that perhaps, for now, you stop buying real plants and consider going with the faux.

And if you're wondering (or worried) if they look fake IRL, we counter with this: an artificial plant, when done right, looks way better than a brown, lifeless plant sitting on your shelf. So, stop judging fake greenery — and your brown thumb while you're at it. We've rounded up some faux beauties that will look healthy, green, and vibrant all year long.

1. The Sill Faux Watermelon Peperomia, $75

2. Terrain Faux Split Leaf Philodendron Plant, $198

3. CB2 Potted Faux Euclayptus 8", $59.95

4. Pottery Barn Faux Succulent Wall Art, starting at $159

5. McGee & Co. Faux Potted Pancake Plant, $109


6. Afloral Fake Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree Floor Plant in Pot, $48

7. Bloomist Ecofaux Green Amaranthus Spray, $22


Laurie Gunning Grossman, Hunker’s editorial director, caught the California boho minimalist bug. So, she bought a cream-colored couch. And she also lives with two kids and two dogs, so we’ll see how that decision pans out.