There’s been a real uptake in the use of plants in our homes in the last 18 months. But did you know you can achieve the same result by learning how to use faux plants in your home? If, like me, you’re not necessarily the best at keeping your greenery alive, then an artificial plant or two could be just what you need. There’s absolutely nothing to be ashamed of, it’s become quite a trend, and the quality and style of what’s on offer is really very good.
So let’s look at how you can incorporate a faux plant into you home.
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How to Use Faux Plants in your Home:
#1 The Secret Tip
The secret is, well there really isn’t a secret to it. The key to success in using faux plants in your home is to use them in exactly the same way you would a real life plant. I’ve got this wonderful cheese plant from Blooming Artificial, and have been using it around my home to find the best spot, so thought I’d share my pictures to illustrate just how great faux plants can look.
#Mix and Match
It really is a good idea to mix up your faux plants with real ones. If you’ve got a good quality specimen you really shouldn’t see any difference and you’ll be able to get a great display. I’m quite a plant novice and in the past have proved that I can’t keep the little blighters alive but last year I vowed to build up my plant collection, and now I have a nice mix of both faux and real examples. (One is looking a little sickly after being moved to make way for Christmas decorations but I’m crossing my fingers I can keep it going.)
# Care and Attention
Whilst they won’t need as much attention as the real thing, you do need to do a few things to keep your faux plants looking as good as the day you purchased them. So you won’t need to prune, feed, repot, dead-head or train but it’s a good idea to just wipe the leaves, and give them a dust and rearrange your leaves periodically to keep the plant looking in tip top condition.
Like real life plants you can use faux plants to add accents to your decor and room scheme. I’ve loved cheese plants ever since I was a girl and my mum had one (or several) as well as a rubber plant or two – it was the seventies after all. We were given the job of watering them when asked, and cleaning the leaves to make them shine. No I’m getting back into my plants, I just had to have a cheese plant, or splitleaf philodendron as they’re also known. This one, from Blooming Artificial is 120cms tall, with a thick stem wrapped in coir, and comes with 61 heart shapes leaves. (I may have tried to convince the children it grew cheese, but they didn’t fall for it for long!). It comes in a small pot but you can pot it into something larger, or add into a decorative basket, as I have. The basket is from a set of 3 I have from Clas Ohlson in case you were interested.
There’s a huge range of large plants and smaller succulents on the Blooming Artificial website. You can see my cheese plant HERE.
So what do you think of using faux plants in your home, do you think you would?
Images: All my own