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Notorious for killing your plants? Well, we’ve got you covered with 9 of the best artificial plants to brighten up your home and save you some time and money.

We all know the hardships that come with caring for a houseplant. Having to constantly provide the right amount of water, sunlight and the perfect room temperaturefor them to thrive is no easy feat. So you can see why the artificial plant trend has taken off.

With the technology available now, fake plants have become almost identical to their real-life counterparts, just without all the upkeep and expenses. Basically, if you can think of a particular plant, the chances are there is a realistic faux version out there However, we’ve decided to do the hard work for you by finding 9 of the best artificial plants for decorating your home.

Areca Palm Tree

Artificial Areca Palm Tree Not On The Highstreet

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If you're looking to bring the jungle into your home, then an artificial palm tree like this one will look the part. The height of the plant, along with its sleek and airy leaves will add a touch of luxury to any room, £135, Not On The Highstreet.

Aloe Vera Plant

Artificial Aloe Vera Plant Debenhams

Image: Debenhams

Succulents are another big trend right now and although the real thing is pretty easy to keep alive, why trouble yourself when this artificial aloe vera is so convincing? £16, Debenhams.

Double Head Succulent 

Double Head Succulent Artificial Plant Marks And Spencer

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Another trendy artificial plant is this double head succulent which is actually 35cm in height - great for those who aren't a fan of those mini succulents and want to make a bolder statement. It also comes with a minimalistic concrete pot that would complement any industrial scheme, £25, M&S.

Dumb Cane Plant

Dumb Cane Artificial Plant Not On The Highstreet

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With the leaves having such complex colours and patterns, this fake plant could easily go undetected. So, you can display this dumb cane proudly on any end table, shelf or fireplace, £19.99, Not On The Highstreet.

Alocasia

Alocasia Artificial Plant Ikea

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This versatile artificial alocasia would look as good in the corner of a living room as it would outside on the patio - and being made of polyester there's no worry of it not surviving harsh weather conditions, £25, IKEA

Bamboo Plant

 Bamboo Artificial Plant Next

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For more of a tropical look, this large fake bamboo plant would be a stylish addition. It's great for breaking up the layout of a room and making a statement, or just as a subtle touch in the background, £100, Next. 

Tropical Ruscus Tree

Tropical Ruscus Tree Artificial Plant Wayfair

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Another artificial plant with tropical vibes is this Ruscus tree. With real wood used on the trunk, this tree could easily be mistaken for the real thing and is worth paying that bit extra, £78.99, Wayfair.

Hanging plant

Hanging Plant Artificial Plant Maisons Du Monde

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With real hanging plants, such as ivy, they can quickly become overgrown and need a fair bit of taming. Therefore, artificial hanging plants are one of the smarter purchases as you can place it in the perfect position and not worry about it changing shape and altering the aesthetics of the room, £27.50, Maisons Du Monde.

Pink Monstera Plant

Pink Monstera Artificial Plant Audenza

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Ok, this obviously isn't realistic, and is a bit of a wildcard, but for the right scheme this pink monstera plant could really make the room pop and be a talking point when friends and family come to the house, £58, Audenza

 

Which of these artificial plants do you like best? Let us know by tweeting us @goodhomesmag or posting a comment on our Facebook page.

 

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