This post will probably be a somewhat controversial post for some people, but today we are talking faux plants!! Yup, that includes fiddle leaf fig trees, branches and succulents alike! Of course we would ALWAYS prefer the real thing, but sometimes the circumstance just demands you use fake. Dark living room corner that is begging for some greenery, but doesn’t get any natural light?? Go faux. Hard to reach shelving that makes it too inconvenient to water? Go faux. Do you simply have a case of “black thumb”? GO FAUX!!
We used two of the fiddle leaf fig trees in our orthodontist project and they look really great in the space and other than dusting are completely maintenance-free! (Although we selected these before we knew about our miracle plant food!) :) Our tip for making faux trees look more natural is proper “planting”. I recommend placing the entire pot it came in into a larger planter or basket and covering it with either white landscape rock (available at hardware stores for about $5 for a large bag!) or dirt and moss. This will help make it look as realistic as possible. Check out last weeks post on using baskets as planters for some ideas!
Alright! Hit us with your comments and questions here! Would you use faux plants in your house? Do you have some that you love that you think we should know about?
PS We are working on developing our own line of super-realistic looking faux plants and trees! I’ve got succulents and eucalyptus on the list. What else would you like to see? :)