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10 Attractive Houseplants You Literally Can’t Kill

Is your green thumb less than subpar? Don't fret! These beautiful faux houseplants will look just as lovely as (or maybe better than!) the real deal.

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Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

Top-shelf materials used to create a lifelike trunk and realistic-looking soil up the believability of this fiddle leaf fig tree. Use it to tie together a colorful, pattern-filled room or fill gaps in your space, such as an empty corner. Hidden dangers for pets in your home include some houseplants, which is why you should consider faux plants AKA fake plants.

Photo: Courtesy of Grandin Road

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5-Inch Mini Assorted Artificial Cactus Plants

These convincingly lifelike cactus houseplants are adorably small. Each comes in a glossy white pot, and they are perfect for adding a touch of lifelike flair to bookshelves, coffee tables and windowsills. From real to fake, the use of cacti as a home decor trend is huge right now.

Photo: Courtesy of MyGift

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Natural-Looking Ficus Tree

This 6-foot tall ficus tree features 1008 individual leaves on several sturdy branches, making it appear incredibly real. But, unlike the real tree, this artificial houseplant is far from finicky! You may also want to check out these alternatives to grass lawns.

Photo: Courtesy of Nearly Natural

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Faux Potted Trailing Succulent

Trailing succulents make for a dreamy indoor look, and are definitely on trend at the moment. Liven up your space with this pretend plant, that is potted in a ceramic container, so no one will ever know it’s faux! The plant is hand cut, silk-screened and painted. If you decide to step up to the real deal, and are looking for eccentric, low-maintenance plants to keep you company indoors, look no further than succulents.

Photo: Courtesy of West Elm

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Olive Topiary

If you love the look of classic Mediterranean style, bring it into your home with a traditional olive tree. This artificial houseplant features a realistic slender trunk that gives way to branches embellished with lush green leaves. It’s also planted in a terra-cotta pot with faux soil. Check out the best plants to enhance curb appeal, including topiaries.

Photo: Courtesy of Ballard Designs

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Sansevieria Snake Plant

With the real plant already boasting that stiff look, the artificial version won’t look much different. This specific artificial plant features 21 leaves to ensure a realistic appearance. Did you know terra-cotta pots and saucers are among some unexpected things you can clean in the dishwasher?

Photo: Courtesy of MOMO PLANT

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Artificial Air Plants

With even real air plants looking a bit faux, no one will know the difference if you take the artificial route. These deceptive plants look so realistic, they are perfect for adding to bouquets, terrariums, succulent arrangements, hanging arrangements and tabletop decor. This modern desktop planter is perfect for low-maintenance air plants—and it only takes a few quick steps to complete.

Photo: Courtesy of Supla

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Faux Potted Bamboo

Amazon reviewers have noted that this IKEA houseplant is very realistic. “Love this plant and the pot it comes in! People always ask if it’s real. Great alternative to a real plant for a windowless room,” one reviewer says.

“This is exactly what I needed for my kitchen table. It’s great quality and even better… I don’t have to water it! The tin bucket is a nice touch,” notes another Amazon reviewer. Did you know you could buy these 14 things at IKEA?

Photo: Courtesy of IKEA

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Imitation Potted Orchid Stem

Orchids are one of the easiest plants to replicate, since they feature such vibrant hues! A man-made colorful orchid will look just like the real deal. These faux potted orchids are carefully handcrafted to look like they are at the peak of their bloom. Take a look at these 12 pretty (and easy) plant combos.

Photo: Courtesy of Ximkee

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Pretend Potted Paperwhites

These artificial potted paperwhites add lush greenery to your space. They’re hand assembled of polyester and plastic with a wire center, and are arranged in a beautiful galvanized tin.

If you’re eager to fill your rooms with houseplants but don’t want to risk harming your pets, check out these amazing nontoxic options.

Photo: Courtesy of Pottery Barn

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Alexa Erickson
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