How to Fall in Love with Faux Plants

If you are reading this thinking…..”faux plants? No way! “ then keep reading. The faux plants that are available now are not your grandmother’s fake plants that were on every surface collecting dust. You can find incredible faux plants now if you know how and let’s face it, sometimes a real plant or tree just won’t work!


How to choose high-quality faux plants:

How to choose high-quality faux plants:


Make sure they are pliable

Obviously, you’ll want to look for faux plants and trees that are believable. A good faux plant or tree has leaves and branches that are pliable so that you can shape the plant, which will make it look real. Look at a photo of a real plant or tree and copy the way the leaves are in nature by playing with them.


Leafy over flowery

Opt for green plants rather than any kind of flower. Greenery is much more believable than flowers, since you probably wouldn’t have live flowers in the house. Think of plants that you might typically find indoors, like monsteras or pothos, as opposed to a spray of faux magnolia blooms. A notable exception to this is faux orchids. They are not to be believed they look so real! Faux succulents are also a good choice as they tend to be the most convincing thanks to their thick, glossy leaves.

White faux orchid arrangement                             White orchid faux arrangement

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Location still matters

Be aware of what kind of plant you are putting in a space, because if the intent is for it to be believable, the plant should be able to survive in that environment. While poor conditions might be the reason you're investing in a faux plant, a general commitment to putting a plant in a somewhat believable place (e.g., not in complete darkness) will do wonders toward creating a convincing illusion. This also means that plants that you’d normally never find inside are a definite no.


Container size matters too

Could you grow a ficus tree in a teacup? No! Choose a container as if you were planting a live plant or tree. An average size faux tree needs to be in a container that is at least 20” in diameter.

Faux fiddle leaf fig tree                            Faux bird of paradise


Don’t Forget the Underplanting

Fill in the space at the base of the plant or tree with something that will suit your décor. We like rocks, Spanish moss, mood moss or smaller plants.

Faux planter with rocks                Faux arrangement with moss               Faux arrangement with succulents


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Let us help you create a custom faux plant or tree that you will love! Take a look at our website or come visit us in our faux showroom at 2560 S. Birch St., Santa Ana, CA 92707.