8 Artificial Plants That Look As Good As The Real Deal

We're perfectly capable of paying our bills on time, filing our taxes, and negotiating for better salaries. But somehow, keeping our houseplants alive is still one of the hardest "adulting" things to manage. As much as we love having a bit of greenery to spruce up our living spaces, the constant upkeep is a big drawback — and prolonging the short lifespans of flowers can take a whole lot of effort. And sometimes, the lighting situation in our apartments is just plain unsuitable for vegetable life.

Whether you're too busy for all that upkeep or just plain forgetful, artificial plants can be a great alternative to the real deal. We're not talking about the cheap-looking blossoms that easily tip people off to their counterfeit status, but rather ones of the well-made variety: Delicate silk bouquets or lifelike shrubs that perfectly replicate the look and feel of a living, breathing plant. Click through for our edit of verdant decor that requires zero care to look well-hydrated 24/7.

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No feeding or sunlight necessary, this plastic cactus will look majestic in any corner of your home.

Threshold Artificial Cactus in Pot, $26.99, available at Target
Place these hydrangeas on top of your coffee table books to set the scene for a lifestyle flat-lay.

Wedideas Small Silk Off White Hydrangeas, $30, available at Etsy
This bundle of artificial hydrangea, greens, and silk roses will look magnificent as a centerpiece.

ADdecorstudio Flower Arrangement Silk Flowers, $115, available at Etsy
If a full-on silk bouquet is out of your budget, a single peony in a tall vase also makes a striking statement.

Amaranthine Blooms Luxury Artificial Pink Peony, $13.87, available at Amaranthine Blooms
The fastest way to make your home look 10 times classier? Place an orchid plant on your window sill.

AFloral Dancing Silk Orchid Stem, $9.80, available at AFloral
Eucalyptus is the type of greenery that looks good with flowers but equally chic on its own. These artificial stems look just like the real ones.

Olive & The Fox Artificial Foliage Stems, $9, available at Olive & The Fox
A fern bush is just what you need to add a bit of rugged botanical charm to your home.

Abigail Ahern Faux Staghorn Fern In Clay Pot, $79, available at Selfridges
Get started on your vertical garden with this artificial number.

Ikea FEJKA Artificial Plant, $4.99, available at Ikea
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