If you’re allergic to pollen, faux plants might just be a great idea. They don’t stir up any allergens to those susceptible.
If you travel a lot for work or keep forgetting to water your plants, faux plants also might just be a great idea to look into. They don’t require water or sunlight.
If you don’t particularly have what some would call a green thumb, faux plants might be just the thing. They require little to no maintenance – and no sunlight, pruning or chemicals other than a dust rag.
“Faux” means fake in French, but there’s nothing fake about the reasons behind why folks turn to plants that look real but last longer than their counterparts.
A quick search on the Internet for faux plants turns up faux floral arrangements, orchids, tropical plants, Christmas wreaths, hedges, grass for your backyard, hanging decorations, bamboo, palm trees, or topiary. Of course, too, there are faux Christmas trees – lots of them. In fact, if you had an itch for the holidays, you could have Christmas year round, like they do in Santa Claus, Indiana.
Faux plants can save consumers money over time. They don’t die. Real plants can die. Flower arrangements die. Faux floral arrangements, like a faux orchid, will live on forever and add color and beauty to any home or business décor. Technology has advanced so that faux plants – the good ones – look exactly like the real thing.
The Allentown Morning Call estimates a silk floral arrangements or faux plant can range anywhere from $50 to $1,000, depending on the size, quality and whether or not it is custom-made. The faux plant can last up to 10 years or longer. You’ll know it’s time for a new plant when its colors start to fade. Try to keep it out of the sun for it to last longer.
The Contra Costa Times suggests buying a piece of faux floral stem or other faux greenery and inserting a piece of each into a pre-existing live arrangement.