Indestructible Plants

by Kate on September 4, 2012

I’m not much of a green thumb, in fact I’ve been known to struggle with even the most low maintenance of plants (quick tip: despite what their nickname suggests, “air plants” do in fact need to be watered regularly). I will not be deterred by my previous mistakes however; I’m determined to bring greenery into my home in some form or fashion. I discovered a few nifty alternatives to actual plants, and I love that these objects not only provide a bit of delightful trompe l’oeil trickery, but they are also handmade, artisanal pieces that I can enjoy forever.

Whether they are made of paper, clay, or fabric, a small collection of “fauxliage” would be perfect for an interior with less than optimum gardening conditions, but they would also look wonderful in a home brimming with greenery. Not only have I found the solution to my gardening dilemma, but my quest for the perfect hostess gift can end as well. Hooray for indestructible plants!

{Image above: ceramic planters from Waterstone Succulents on Etsy}

{Images above: fabric houseplants by Sian Keegan on Etsy}

{Paper plants by artist Taylor McKimens}

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lidia varesco design September 4, 2012 at 8:31 am

This is also perfect if you have a toddler at home. I love gardening, but I had to bring my houseplants to my office once my Little One started crawling. I’m excited to buy (or DIY) some “fauxliage.” (love the word too!) Thanks for sharing.

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