If there’s one thing I don’t have, it’s a green thumb. I absolutely love indoor plants and the color and life that they bring to a room, but I am the worst at keeping them alive. I mean, I try. Like, really really hard. Yet, it goes south 90% of the time. If there’s any one out there who is thinking about making an e-course on gardening and plant care, please do. I will buy it!!!
So when my husband told me for the 100th time that I need to stop wasting our money on plants that are going to die :/, I decided to try out some fake ones. My first fake plant came from Ikea, and I have been hooked ever since. I love the fact that they take NO effort to maintain and I don’t have to remember to water them. Because, let’s be real, watering plants is the last thing on my list most days. And it’s been fascinating to find that people that come over to our house have NO idea that they are fake. If you get up close and examine them, sure you can tell they aren’t real. But when we’re just hanging out in the space, it’s my best kept secret. ^ I always land natural looking artificial plants at Target. That’s where this plant is from, and it is one of my favorites. I had a live plant on Piper’s changing station, but after she kicked it down one afternoon while I was changing her diaper, I realized that maybe that wasn’t the best spot for a plant. When I took it down I missed the color it brought, so I replaced it with this one. Confession: I went back to Target and bought two more for a couple other rooms in our house.Find this exact fiddle leaf fig tree, here. I’ve linked some other options below, as well!^ This fiddle leaf fig is my prized possession. I cannot tell you enough how happy it makes me! (it’s the little things in life, right!? ;) These beautiful trees are all over Pinterest and I think they look so beautiful in any room. I bought two live ones from home depot last year, and quickly realized how finicky they are. For someone who is already not great with plants, I realized the beloved fiddle leaf and I might not be the best fit …. I was devastated! Enter stage left this faux fiddle leaf from Plantscape Inc. It’s huge, always green and perky, and no leaves will brown and fall off on me. It genuinely looks real, and I couldn’t be happier with how it looks!Artifical succulents and air plants generally look natural, and I have found great quality ones at a great price at Home Goods, Wayfair, Amazon, and West Elm.
We’re in the process of renovating our guest bathroom, and there are no windows so I will definitely be adding some artificial plants to brighten it up. These plants have also been great in Piper’s nursery, so she can’t tip them over and make a mess. Also, with her nap schedule, I feel like her blinds are shut 50% of the time, so it’s not the best place for plants to get sunlight. This has honestly been a game changer for me, and I’m not ashamed to say it. As I continue to work on (and hopefully get better at!) keeping real plants alive, me and my fake little guys will be doing just fine.