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9 Artificial Plants & Flowers (That Actually Look Real) to Brighten Up Your Home

* Faux plants can now impressively mimic reality
* These plants range from cherry blossoms to palm trees
* Adding a bit of greenery can brighten any room of the house

Artificial plants and faux flowers have come a long way since your grandmother kept them on her kitchen table. While real botanical arrangements will almost always be preferred to faux versions, they aren’t always practical.

Keeping plants alive is a chore, and freshly cut flowers are expensive. Luckily, silk blooms and plants can now closely mimic reality. This summer, skip the effort and invest in a few realistic-looking artificial plants and flowers to brighten up your home.

1. Urban Outfitters Faux Cherry Blossom

This Faux Cherry Blossom is an easy way to bring a little bit of color into your home. With its blooming blossoms, you’ll always have a little color to brighten your day, no matter the weather outside actually is. The simple, single stem is handy for filling empty spaces around the house or combining with others to make a centerpiece for your table.  

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2. Threshold Artificial Banana Leaf Plant

With its reflective waxy leaves and pure white pot, the Threshold Artificial Banana Leaf Plant can sit on any tabletop, shelf or dresser to give your room an infusion of green. The long and oval leaves look just like the real thing and will convince your visitors of your green thumbed capabilities. 

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3. Vickerman 4-Feet Ficus Bush

For those looking for a more substantial addition to their home, the

fits the bill. Sitting at 4 feet tall and boasting an impressive 950 leaves, which come in a variety of shades to make the plant look more lifelike, this artificial plant can easily sit on the floor or on a counter top to provide a convincing green corner in your room. For any guests who get overly suspicious, the bush’s stems are sourced from real tree trunks for a lifelike appearance.

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4. World Market Faux Potted Senita Cactus

A classic around-the-house plant, you can’t go wrong with the World Market Faux Potted Senita Cactus. The entire plant has been handcrafted from man-made materials and comes in a neutral concrete pot. As an added bonus, you won’t have to deal with the unpleasant pricking associated with most real cacti.

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5. Lark Manor Bracken French Fern

The Lark Manor Bracken French Fern uses intricate detailing and a mixture of silk and polyester to provide a realistic look The wild arrangement of fern leaves adds to its organic appeal and ensures a splash of green in any room. 

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6. Nearly Natural 6 Foot Paradise Palm Silk Tree

At 6 foot high, the Nearly Natural Paradise Palm Tree is going to provide your home space with a healthy dose of green. Not only is it tall, it also boasts 15 individual palm leaves, which increase the coverage of the plant. Supplied in a non-decorative nursery pot (just like the real thing), the Paradise Palm Tree can blend into most decorations and can be placed in your living room, bedroom, office or covered outdoor space.

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7. Beachcrest Home Sycamore Faux Sansevieria Floor Plant

A gorgeous addition to a plain room in need of some muted green, the Beachcrest Home Sycamore Faux Sansevieria Plant arrives in a simple wooden black pot. The eye-catching accent piece has a Southwestern-inspired look and matches well with earthy and clean tones. In addition, the multi-leaved plant is large enough to be placed on the floor but not too tall that it looks out of place on a small table.

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8. Nearly Natural Real Touch Tropical Silk Corn Stalk Dranaena Plant

Commonly known as the Chinese Money Tree, the Corn Stalk Dracaena might bring you good luck, but it’s more likely to bring you admiration from all your guests. The thick, long stalks create a beautifully full plant that looks real, and at 57 inches high, the dracaena could be considered fairly healthy. Place it outside to add to your home’s existing garden or put it in the corner for instant feng shui.

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