Updated February 11, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Artificial Plants

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This wiki has been updated 6 times since it was first published in January of 2020. For flora lovers looking to create a forest fort, a cactus kingdom or an orchard ambiance, artificial plants present an excellent low-maintenance solution to your greenery needs. While they are derived from synthetic materials, many appear very lifelike. The selections on our list were inspired by a wide variety of species that make it easy to put together the look you're going for. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Nearly Natural Fiddle Leaf

2. Fopamtri Monstera Deliciosa

3. Nearly Natural Ficus

Editor's Notes

February 07, 2020:

Faux plants have come a long way since they were first developed. For example, models like the Nearly Natural Fiddle Leaf and the Nearly Natural Golden Cane Palm were designed by horticulturists who studied the specifics of each plant. This meticulous preparation shows in the finished product.

Of note, this type of ornamentation is sometimes referred to as silk trees or silk plants, today's options are primarily made of polyester, plastic and malleable wire.

If you are on the search for the best low-maintenance floral decor, it's worth checking out our list of silk flowers as well as our post about artificial trees for more inspiration.

4. Nearly Natural Golden Cane Palm

5. Velener Green Leaf

6. Nearly Natural Corn Stalk Dracaena

7. Fopamtri Sansevieria

8. Nearly Natural Golden Dieffenbachia

9. MyGift Cactus

10. Antspirit Persian Rattan Fern


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on February 11, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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