Last week I shared five plants you won’t kill and this week I’m sharing eight great faux plants! I told you I’m not a plant purist. A girl with a brown thumb and low light areas needs options. I’ll give you my faux plant tour:
Banana tree and palm leaves
This banana tree is my latest faux tree and one of my favorites! It adds life and tropical feel to my newly painted bathroom.
You can also get banana branches to add to a vase.
I have these impressive palm leaves in my dining room right now. Bring on the summer! There are four here. They went on sale at the end of summer last year.
Leafy potted trees
This tall, thin potted plant is great for adding height and interest to narrow spaces. Right now I have it on my nightstand. I painted the pot white. This tree is a great price at $44. (Oh! I just saw that it’s sold out. Rats! But it looks like they expect it to come back in stock.)
This artificial ginko tree adds a green, sophisticated touch to my boys’ room. Faux is best in my kids’ rooms because they would be neglected and for sure knocked over!
This is the same bouquet I used for staging my bathroom update.
These artificial fern stems add a pop of texture. They are oversized and dramatic. I love them here in the reading nook. And they don’t leave little leaves everywhere like the real thing!
I can think of three more spots I could put this small fig tree! I bought this one at Ross, but here are some more similar options below. (Now I see that Figgy photo bombed this pic. Not to be left out!)
Faux ivy screens
These faux ivy screens completely changed the look of our back lanai! I liked them so much I bought four! Instant ivy growth without the wait, mess or growing into the gutter.
They expand from 15 x 48 inch when fully closed to 116 inch in width. I’ve had them for about a year now and they are still in perfect shape with no discoloration.
I put twinkle lights in the back of two of them that glow so pretty at night.
And finally I LOVE these faux ivy strands. I use them for everything —tablescapes, parties, spring decor. I am telling you, draping one strand of ivy with a strand of lights brings a dinner party to the next level!
The best part is that they are only $27 for 24 strands! It’s so much ivy you can share with a friend. I’ve never even used all 24 strands at the same time.
And that concludes my house tour of faux plants! Do you have a favorite faux plant? What’s your ratio of faux and real plants at your house?