Give Your Faux Plants a Glow Up

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5 Minutes
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Not everyone can keep a real plant alive and well. And although faux plants have a bad rep, there are so many realistic ones out there, that look great.

Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig

There are a few things to consider when buying a faux plant. One of the first things I always look at before buying a faux is if the foliage. The colour has to be right, and resemble a real plant. If you're looking at buying a Fiddle for example, the palnt leaves should be large, and dark green.

Look at foliage colour

The next thing I consider, is the stems/ branches. Do they look like the real thing? And a big one for me is, can I move and adjust the branches? Sometimes a good faux plant needs a little adjusting, by bending the branches to fill it out. But, not all faux plants can have the flexibility to be adjusted without snapping the branches.

Moveable Branches

Of course, one of the biggest things to consider is cost of a faux plant. Let's be real, a good looking faux plant is almost always pricey. I usually wait for the one I want to go on sale, and then I snag it. I've been pretty lucky waiting for the sales, and to me it's worth it if the plant looks real. I got this faux Fiddle Leaf Fig at my local garden center, but here are some that are comparable that I've seen in person and think they pass the test for looking pretty real. The one below is from Wayfair, it's a really great price for a big one too.

Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig

Once you have the plant, don't just stick it in a corner and be done with it. There's one last step that gives your faux plant a "glow up". Find an oversized planter to put your faux in. This always looks so good, and gives your plant plenty of attention.

A larger pot

Find a larger pot to put your plant in

Fill the space around with garbage bags

This will not only give height to your plant, but will help keep it in place.

Preserved Moss

This preserved moss is from the dollar store, but you can get some really pretty Spanish Moss at Michael's too.

Dollar Store Preserved Moss

After all the work and money that goes into buying a faux plant, don't forget to keep it clean. I usually use a damp cloth to remove dust on the branches.

This glow up cost me only a few dollars for the moss.

Thanks for watching, let me know if you try this on any of your faux plants.

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  • Jae Jae on Jul 07, 2022

    Nearly Natural has beautiful faux plants that don't have bad prices. They also have good sales

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