Plants make a lovely addition to any home until they dry out, drop leaves, or die. Realistic-looking fake plants add a touch of green to your living space—no water (or green thumb) required.
We researched dozens of fake plants from the most popular home sites, evaluating quality, appearance, and overall value. Our favorite, the Pure Garden Artificial Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree, is full, lush, and set in a sturdy pot.
Fiddle leaf fig trees are among the most coveted plants around. The only problem? Big ones boast a considerable price point—one that’s tough to justify paying if you know you have a black thumb. Thankfully, there are tons of great faux fiddle leaf fig trees out there, and Wayfair’s Artificial Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree is one of the most realistic-looking around.
The tree boasts a series of narrow trunks and thin branches, both of which are dotted with lush leaves. These leaves are fluffable and the branches are adjustable, so you don’t have to leave your tree as-is. Instead, you can customize it until it looks exactly as imperfect and organic as you want it to—and until it suits your space just right.
Looking to add some faux greenery to your space on a budget? Pottery Barn has you covered. The brand’s Faux Potted Pothos Houseplant is available at an incredibly reasonable price point. And since it’s a particularly striking faux plant, it’s sure to add a touch of warmth and style to your space.
The plant’s polyester leaves are thick and large, and they offer the subtle shine you’d expect to find on a real pothos plant. These polyester leaves are connected by a series of matching polyester stems. And both feed into a sleek wire center, which you can leave in the styrofoam-filled pot the plant ships with or which you can use to conveniently slide the plant into another pot of your choosing.
Monstera plants make a beautiful addition to any corner.
This faux plant is crafted from a blend of polyethylene and PEVA, both of which are plastic polymers. The two materials work together to form leaves that feel thin, sturdy, and just a little bit shiny—mimicking the look of a live monstera. And since the plant is faux, you won’t have to wait to see “splits” (the holes that make monstera leaves so iconic)—they’ll be there from the start.
What’s more? The faux plant is available in four different sizes, ranging from 3.5–7.5 inches. This flexibility means you can find a faux monstera that perfectly suits your space. Some of the different sizes boast different colorways, so you can choose whether you want a solid or variegated faux monstera plant.