The 10 Best Artificial Succulents

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This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in May of 2020. Fake succulents offer the aesthetic of the flora they mimic without all the hassle of maintenance and care. Known for their thick and colorful segments, these drought tolerant plants tend to translate well to the faux realm, meaning you don't need a green thumb. With so many options to choose from, finding the right one for you can be hard, so we've shared some of the best below. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Sophia's Garden Mini Pots

2. Bornbridge Geometric

3. Supla Unpotted

Editor's Notes

June 24, 2020:

Unlike a lot of other artificial plants, faux succulents tend to be on the small side, just like the organisms they resemble. No matter what option you choose, don’t forget to consider how you might display it. From small ceramic planters that can fit on narrow ledges and bring greater attention to a single plant, to large planter boxes that need ample space to rest upon, there are many options to choose from when it comes to presentation. That being said, if you like some of the options you see but you're not fond of the pot they come in, no one will be the wiser if you switch it out for something else.

We would like to remind you that the Sophia's Garden Mini Pots and MyGift Decorative Arrangement come in containers that are made of what is more or less a form of paper-mache, and as such, they will practically melt if exposed to damp conditions for extended periods. Similarly, although most plant models are made from synthetic materials like plastic, you should be careful about placing them in your yard unless they are labeled for outdoor use like the Housenior Flocked Greenery. Moreover, if you have any pets or other animals about who might try to chew on them, we would urge you to just forego outdoor use, as they do constitute a choking hazard in such scenarios. This, of course, also applies to indoor use, so please be sure to keep them out of reach from your more curious and furry family members.

Special Honors

Succulent Studios While it is true that artificial succulents look lush year round and require little to no care, they're also often made from materials that cannot be recycled and will not biodegrade. If the thought of that sort of environmental impact moves you more than the fear of your less-than-green thumb, consider looking into this company's monthly subscription service. After signing up, you'll receive two carefully shipped plants a month that come in biodegradable pots secured in plastic-free packaging. When all is said and done, if some of your plants don't make it, at least they'll naturally break down and return their nutrients to the Earth.

The Succulent Plant Page Established in 1995, this old school website might not have all the glitz and glam of contemporary pages, but that doesn't stop it from being one of the most useful online resources for expanding your knowledge of succulents. While we would argue that the site's crowning achievement is a visual encyclopedia that can help you figure out a plant's name with the assistance of pictures, other useful features include a botanical glossary, a subsection dedicated to cultivation, and much more.

4. MyGift Decorative Arrangement

5. MyGift String of Pearls

6. MyGift 8-inch Arrangement

7. Augshy Lotus Landscape

8. Sullivans Flowering Cactus

9. Housenior Flocked Greenery

10. MyGift Rustic

Christopher Thomas
Last updated 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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