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Artificial Plants

You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers. Below you will find a list of our most frequently asked questions to help guide you through the world of artificial plants!  If you have an additional question not answered here, feel free to drop us an email at:

Do fake plants actually look real? 

While perception is in the eye of the beholder, we guarantee that our lifelike replicas are just as beautiful as the real  In fact, we’ve gone ahead further and created a specific line of Real Touch plants and fake trees that mimic some of Mother Nature’s intricate details (like naturally occurring variegation and lifelike textures) to help mimic realistic qualities. You can find out more about these lifelike creations in Fake Plants That Look Real or by browsing our selection of Real Touch plants and fake trees.  

Are fake plants tacky? 

While fake plants have had a bad reputation, artificial plants are no longer the tacky has-beens of yesteryear. Expertly detailed to reflect a natural appearance, fake plants today have seen a rise in popularity.  They’ve been praised for their natural realism, versatility, and most importantly, their beauty. In addition to providing everlasting color and freshness to any environment. 

How to make fake plants look more real? 

We offer various tips on how you can achieve a natural, lifelike environment with the help of artificial greenery; whether that’s by investing in a high-quality item made from premium materials, differentiating your plants by location, or even complementing them with various colors and textures.  You can discover several more tips in How To Make Fake Plants Look More Real.  

Can fake plants go outside? 

Because Mother Natural and her elements are uncontrollable and can inflict damage on certain artificial greenery, not all Nearly Natural fake plants can go outside. Thankfully, we have an extensive line of UV Resistant artificial plants and outdoor fake trees that are exclusively designed with UV Protection so that you can rest assured knowing that when displaying your artificial greenery outdoors, you won’t have to worry about them suffering damage from the natural elements. Better yet, you can easily Solve Landscaping Problems throughout your home or office spaces with our selection of outdoor artificial plants and fake trees. 

Are fake plants better than the real deal? 

While using fake plants is a personal choice – there are in fact some added benefits to incorporating artificial plants in everyday environments. From eliminating toxic threats to pets and children to lessening the potential of allergic reactions or even help adhere to costly budgets, faux plants can prove to be a better investment than living plants – the choice is entirely up to you.  

Where to buy artificial plants? 

Whether you’re looking for something green or perhaps multi-hued with naturally occurring variegation, at Nearly Natural you can opt for an artificial plant that will effortlessly transform the space it inhabits.  From an Indoor/Outdoor selection exclusively designed with UV Resistance or with a Real Touch quality, each of our artificial plants are designed to convey the most lifelike appearance wherever displayed.   

I’m new to fake plants, what do you recommend? 

If this is your first time in purchasing an artificial plant, welcome! With a selection of +3k options across several collections (plants, trees, flowers, and arrangements) and species (bamboo, yucca, hibiscus), the choices are limitless! However, if you are still wary of incorporating a fake plant or artificial tree in your home or office, why not start off with one of The Most Popular Houseplants or better yet, try one from our Best Loved and Reviewed Fake Plants Reviewed By Our Customers. 

Which are your best fakes? 

While we love each of our fake plants, artificial trees, and silk arrangements, we would recommend some of our most reviewed and loved artificial plants from our customers. You can also shop by browsing our best-selling products across in silk plants, artificial trees, and fake flower arrangements. 

Can I use a fake plant in my office?  

We don’t see why not! In fact, most professional buildings will more often than not use fake plants and artificial trees in the workplace and throughout interiors; it allows for endless creative options and has proven to uplift moods and therefore boosting productivity.  In addition, artificial plants and fake plants can also help cut costs on regular maintenance and upkeep while eliminating things like allergies, insects and pests. You can find out more about that in Real v Fake Plants For The Workplace. 

Do I need to take care and maintain my fake plant? 

Yes and no. While our selection of fake plants eliminate the need for daily maintenance, you will periodically want to clean it and wipe away any dust it might have gathered.  We recommend doing this with a feather duster or a microfiber cleaning cloth and/or spare cleaning towelettes, gently dusting and removing any excess dirt, dust, and debris from your artificial plants.  If easily portable, bring your artificial plant outside and use a paintbrush to remove any extra dirt that has accumulated not only on the faux-liage, but within the planter itself (like on the moss, rocks, and setting). You can learn more in How To Care For Artificial Plants.  

Do I need a topper for my fake plant? 

No, you do not need a topper for your fake tree or artificial plant. Most of our decorative plants come stabilized in their designated planters and will already be set with their accompaniment of natural moss.  With items pictured with rocks, these will come bagged separately for you to disperse and arrange as you please along the top base of the plant or tree. However, if you would like an added hint of realism to your faux plant, some have admitted to using additional rocks, pebbles, and even real soil to the foliage’s base in order to make it appear all the more lifelike. The options are limitless!   

Do the fake plants come in the planters as pictured? 

Yes they do! With every fake plant or artificial tree, the accompanying planter is always included in the cost of the product. We are continuously updating our products/collections to offer your countless of planter options in a range of materials, sizes, shapes, and colors.  

When I receive my artificial plant, how do I make it look real straight out of the box?

Hooray! You’ve made the leap into artificial greenery, hooray! Upon receiving your artificial plant you will need to carefully remove it from its box and stand it up in spacious area free in order to fluff it and style it in a way to get a realistic quality.  Here you can learn some tips on how to carefully unpack and arrange your artificial plant so that you get that nearly natural effect.

How are your fake plants measured? 

On each of our product pages below the product description you will see that we’ve included the height and width of each item, measured in feet and inches. Some products will also display in their imagery a sized graphic to ensure you of the items’ dimensions.  


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