You probably didn’t notice when I posted about this master bathroom refresh that one of the plants among the group on the floating shelves was fake. I’m usually a skeptic when it comes to artificial plants, but if I spy a good fake, I’m in. I pay attention to the undersides of the leaves and whether the stems look too plastic.
I’ve noticed the artificial versions are getting better and better. Ten years ago you’d have a hard time finding a realistic looking green plant but today we have so many great options.
I found this potted begonia at Michael’s and it looked close to real to me so I included it among the other real plants displayed on the floating shelves. Realistic looking faux plants are a great option if you want greenery but don’t have a green thumb, if you’re not around to water all the time, or just want to be lazier and add the look of botanicals to your spaces without all the maintenance.
I scoured the internet for a group of realistic looking artificial plants, many of these have great reviews.
faux potted begonia (top right)
If you have a great source for realistic looking artificial plants, please share!