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Real or Faux Plants; Which is Best for Your Home

Adding greenery and houseplants to your home decor is very popular right now, and rightfully so. We can’t think of a better way to bring a little life into your space than a potted plant, real or fake. We are here to help you navigate the world of plant buying and make sure you know the pros and cons of real vs. faux plants!



Why Buy a Plant in the First Place?


Several scientific studies have shown that having real indoor plants can reduce sickness, improve mood, and lower stress and anxiety. As far as for faux plants, they make your space feel more lively and bring a bit of the outdoors in! That’s not all, they also look great with any color scheme.


Pros of Real Plants

  • Improve Air Quality

  • Boosts Productivity

  • Reducing Stress Levels

  • Having Something to Care For

  • Watching the Growth


Cons of Real Plants

  • Requires Regular Maintenance

  • Can Sometimes Attract Bugs

  • Needs to be in Sufficient Sunlight

  • Not Best for a Busy or Travel Prone Lifestyle

  • Requires Patience to See Results


Pros of Faux Plants

  • No Consistent Maintenance

  • Vibrant Leaves Forever

  • You Can Place Them Wherever You Want

  • No Attracting Bugs

  • Easily Movable


Cons of Faux Plants:

  • Can be an Expensive Investment

  • Can be Difficult to Move

  • Requires Regular Dusting

  • Can Look Unrealistic

  • Can Have Inconsistent Leaf Patterns


Some Things to Consider:

  1. How much time do you have to take care of your plants?

  2. Are you away from home for long periods of time?

  3. Do you have pets? (Some live plants are toxic to pets)

  4. Do you have good lighting?

  5. Will you be moving soon?


Best Plants to Buy; Real or Fake

  • Fiddle Leaf Fig

  • Monstera Plants

  • Snake Plants

  • Bamboo Plants

  • Orchids

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Each of these plants are beautiful, fairly simple to take care of, and look great with all color schemes. Whether you want a real or faux plant, it is hard to go wrong with the options above!


As you can see, there is a lot to consider when choosing between real and faux plants. Don’t let it overwhelm you but remember to choose what works best for you and your life. We hope this post helps you decide which is best for your home; real or faux plants. Have a nice day!