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7 Faux Plants That Look Absolutely Real!

Get artificial plants to spruce up your home for the New Year

Photography: Kurt Alvarez Styling: Joanne Bohol

So you’ve always wanted to grow a green thumb (and an actual pocket garden as well, like the ones in the photos above), but you live in a tiny, almost-windowless condo, or you simply don’t have the time to shovel, transplant, and re-pot.

Don’t fret, because there are many realistic-looking artificial plants in local stores these days. Some are so lifelike you might accidentally water them! These faux plants are also great New Year’s gifts to the busy friend who wants a fresh home for 2017. 

1. These lifelike, huge peonies would look beautiful placed in a simple white vase.

Peony Bunch, price available upon request, Crate & Barrel

2. Hang this herb basket on the windowsill above your kitchen sink.

Gold-plated Wire Basket With Plants, price available upon request, H&M Home

3. Arrange this geometric terrarium on a coffee table along with books and other mementoes.

Terrarium Arrangement, P2,499.75, Our Home

4. The wooden pot gives this cactus an earthy, rustic appeal.

Wooden Pot with Cactus, price available upon request, H&M Home

5. Dangle a few sprigs of these above your curtain valance for a charming touch.

Orange Fruit Stem, price available upon request, Crate & Barrel

6. A beautiful, multi-seasonal alternative to the holiday wreath on your door.

Apple Blossom Wreath, price available upon request, H&M Home

7. In lieu of a vase of flowers, use this tray of plants as a centerpiece.

Succulents in Wood Tray, P699.75, SM Home, at all SM Malls

PHOTOS Kurt Alvarez (main), Dairy Darilag (products) PICKS Dagny Madamba, Tala Singson, Nikki Audine (products)

Read the original article ("Pretty Presents") in the November 2016 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to for more details. 

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