The 10 Best Artificial Palm Trees

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This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in July of 2020. Artificial plants provide low-maintenance decoration for those who love the look of live foliage, but lack the green thumb necessary to care for it. There are hundreds of options in the faux-plant world, but if you're particularly drawn to the tropics, you may want to focus on palm trees. The items on our list will offer a relaxing island feel, without the bugs and humidity. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Fopamatri Areca

2. Nearly Natural 5043

3. Crosofmi Fan Palm

Editor's Notes

October 09, 2020:

There are many reasons to consider a fake plant over the real thing. If you're a fulltime-mom or a workaholic, maybe you don't have the time or energy to devote to proper plant care. Alternatively, maybe you need to fill a dark corner that doesn't get enough light to support a living plant. And some of us, try as we might, simply lack the ability to keep things alive.

If you're craving a Caribbean feel,the Silktree Warehouse Bird of Paradise is a worthy pick. Though not technically a palm, they, along with the much-loved coconut palm, are probably one of the most ubiquitous plants in tropical island destinations, so if you want to pretend you're on vacation, it is a smart choice.

If convenience is at the top of your list, you'll want an option that does not require assembly and involves minimal effort to set up. While most faux plants need to be fluffed or shaped, the Nearly Natural 5263 requires the least amount of effort of those on our list. It comes out of the box in one piece and easily bends into position. Another thing worth mentioning is that many plants come in unattractive basic planters, which means you'll have to spend extra time shopping for a replacement pot (or suffer the design faux pas). However, there are a couple of options that come in decorative planters. The aforementioned Nearly Natural 5263 comes in a brown wicker container, while the Garden Couture Deluxe comes in a stylish rope basket.

If you want a plant specifically for outdoor use, stay away from silk options that are not weather resistant, like the Silktree Warehouse Bird of Paradise. Instead, choose one like the Amerique Tropical Tree, which is designed for outdoor use and features UV protection to keep it safe from the sun's harsh rays. If you're planning on placing your tree outside, you'll also want one that looks as real as possible in bright, natural sunlight. The Nearly Natural 5357 Golden Cane is realistic enough that your friends may think it's real.

Special Honors

West Elm Faux Potted Monstera Though they aren't in the palm family, Monsteras are still great choices for those drawn to tropical foliage. The Faux Potted Monstera designed by West Elm sports lush broad leaves, which are crafted by hand from polyester. It comes in a modern white planter, and, even in the brightest of light, it’s difficult to tell this one’s fake.

4. Elipidan Areca

5. Nearly Natural 5357 Golden Cane

6. Silktree Warehouse Bird of Paradise

7. Garden Couture Deluxe

8. Amerique Tropical Tree

9. Goplus 3.5 Ft. Fake Plant

10. Nearly Natural 5263

Brett Dvoretz
Last updated by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.

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