10 best places to buy artificial plants and trees online

Serial plant killer? With these artificial plants and trees, no one ever has to know.

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You know those people who always talk about having a green thumb? Those folks who lead crazy busy lives yet still somehow manage to find the time to make sure their banana plants and fiddle-leaf fig trees stay thriving? Stepping into their apartments, you’re just in awe of all the casual beauty emanating from the space. It’s so verdant. It’s almost magical.

Yeah. So that’s not me—at all. I’m basically the living embodiment of a black thumb. Succulents? Please, those things never stand a chance. Rubber plants, a.k.a. the lazy person’s dream greenery? I think I’ve gone through at least three of them. A couple Christmases ago, a plant-mom friend of mine gave me a few airplants, reasoning that they’d be impossible for me to kill.To this day, I still don’t have the heart to tell her they were all gone by the end of that winter.

Being cursed with a black thumb has a lot of downsides, and if you’re like me, you know exactly what I’m talking about. All the purported benefits of having plants—namely, their ability to improve air quality and mood—can never truly be yours. But there is one exception. With artificial plants for home decor, you can still green up your home and enjoy all the aesthetic perks that having plants around your pad can offer.

Below, I’ve rounded up 10 of the best places to buy fake plants online. Specifically, I looked for sites with wide selections and prices to fit any budget, and then narrowed those down to shops with the best customer reviews and return policies. From luscious palms to Boston ferns, all the plants you’ve ever wanted but could never keep alive before can suddenly be at your fingertips.

The best part about having artificial plants and trees though? No one ever has to know your secret. (Unless you want to tell them.)

1. Amazon

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Amazon's a behemoth, and their selection of fake plants and trees is just as vast.

Our favorite: OPPS Artificial Mini Plants In Gray Pots For Home Décor, Set of 3—$23.99

When it comes to online shopping, Amazon is a behemoth. Back in 2017, the retailer even launched an online garden center, the Amazon Plants Store, which has a massive selection of live plants you can buy online, many of which are eligible for free 2-day shipping if you are an Amazon Prime member.

Their selection of artificial plants and trees is as vast as you might expect and they all come at very reasonable prices. While the image of a plant being plopped into a cardboard box and sucked through Amazon’s far-flung shipping vortex might be a turn-off for some, you don’t need to stress it so much with an artificial plant or tree.

Shop for fake plants at Amazon

2. World Market

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World Market's affordable faux plants won’t stand out or look cheesy in your home.

Our favorite: Faux Fiddle-Leaf Fig Plant—$129.99

Shopping for faux plants can get a little frustrating, since they seem to fall in either one of two categories: they’re either way too cheap-looking or far too expensive to bother. World Market is an online destination that really bridges the gap. The site offers a range of affordable faux plants that won’t stand out or look cheesy in your home. In addition to offering financing if you just need to splurge, you can join the World Market Rewards program for access to coupons and get 15% off your first purchase. Plus, you have 60 days to return items either via mail or at one of their brick-and-mortar locations, so there’s lots of flexibility here.

Shop for fake plants at World Market

3. Bed Bath & Beyond

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Looking for budget-friendly artificial plants? Bed Bath & Beyond is the way to go.

Our favorite: Nearly Natural 20-Inch Spider Silk Plant Hanging Basket—$31.99

Bed Bath & Beyond is a mystical place where you used to be able to return things without receipts and where you can still get away with using coupons long after they’ve expired. They also have some of the most budget-friendly fake houseplants around, many of which are under $30.

Although the company has since tightened up on their returns, they still have a ridiculously good policy (you have 180 days to get a full refund so long as you have a receipt). Even when you’re shopping online, you can still take advantage of plenty of BB&B perks like same-day delivery. If you’re in a hurry, you can also reserve an order online and pick it up at your local store. And because it’s Bed Bath & Beyond, there’s no limit to the amount of cheap but nifty household items you can find—even if you’re just shopping for fake plants.

Shop for fake plants at Bed Bath & Beyond

4. Home Depot

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You can find more than just live plants at Home Depot.

Our favorite: Nearly Natural Indoor Artificial Rubber Plant in Glossy Cylinder—$59.23

Turns out, the same spot where you can go to get lumber and pick up paint is also a good place to grab artificial plants and trees. While Home Depot’s massive Garden Center is a big destination for real-plant lovers, you can actually find an impressive array of fake plants at the store too. Buying online means you can skip the lines and the concrete slab floors while you’re at it.

The store has one of the best return policies for live plants around, guaranteeing all tropical plants, houseplants, perennials, trees, and shrubs for up to a year. With artificial greenery, you’ve got a 90-day window to return or exchange your items. If you’re feeling bold, you can also sign up for the Garden Club and get tips for maintaining live plants, plus coupons and an additional $5 off your next order.

Shop for fake plants at Home Depot

5. Jet.com

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Jet.com can give you a curated experience of artificial plants unlike any other.

Our favorite: Vickerman 6 ft. Japanese Maple Executive Tree—$138.99

Jet gives shoppers a curated assortment of items from different retailers, which can be great if you’re eager to branch out and explore new brands. Their sampling of artificial plants and trees is equally fun, since they’re available across a variety of price points and you have a good chance of finding something that really fits your style. Case in point, the fake Japanese Maple pictured here. The company offers a 30-day return policy and while they don’t accept returns for live plants, you’re covered when you go faux.

Shop for fake plants at Jet.com

6. Wayfair

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Shopping on Wayfair can give you access to tons of great deals, especially on artificial plants for home decor.

Our favorite: Black Hammock Floor Palm Tree in Pot—$79.99-$94.99

Wayfair is a terrific destination for virtually anything in the home decor space, offering hundreds of different products to help you spruce up your living areas, and more often than not at an affordable price. Even when you’re just shopping for artificial plants and trees, you can usually find a sale going on too, so your dollars can really go a long way.

Another big advantage to shopping at Wayfair is that they have an excellent return policy, and if your plants show up looking damaged or not like you expected, you have up to 30 days to return them for a full refund. Wayfair also has three sister brands—Joss & Main, Birch Lane, and AllModern—so if you don’t find exactly what you’re looking for, you can always head to one of those sites.

Shop for fake plants at Wayfair

7. Pottery Barn

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You can get a variety of incredibly realistic-looking succulents for under $50 at Pottery Barn.

Our favorite: Faux Succulent and Stone Arrangement—$24 (Save $10.50)

When I grow up (for real), I intend to make Pottery Barn my one-stop shop for all things home decor. Until that day comes, I’ll stick to silently admiring their products from afar and quietly crying myself to sleep underneath a set of not 700-thread count, not monogrammed sheets. With one important exception, however, because the store’s selection of artificial plants and trees is—perhaps shockingly—kind of affordable. You can get a variety of incredibly realistic-looking succulents for under $50. While some picks, like this $429 succulent planter, are definitely more expensive than others, shopping for fake plants at Pottery Barn is a way to save, while still sampling a taste of the finer life.

Shop for fake plants at Pottery Barn

8. West Elm

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Go green with these realistic-looking artificial plants from West Elm.

Our favorite: Faux Crane Flower—$129

West Elm is a household name when it comes to furniture, but what you might not know is that they have an incredible assortment of artificial plants and trees, too. Their fake trees can get pricier, but you’re paying for good quality, and in most cases their fake greenery looks just as exquisite as the real thing. Added bonus: They run a ton of deals and you have a full 30 days to return items in case you change your mind.

Shop for fake plants at West Elm

9. Crate and Barrel

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Crate and Barrel's artificial plants bring a touch of elegance to every home.

Our favorite: Faux Potted Agave—$149

For sleek, minimalist looks that add a touch of elegance to your home, Crate and Barrel is definitely the way to go. If you’re shopping for artificial plants, their products really run the gamut, with some options even under $10. Crate and Barrel also runs plenty of sales, so you’re likely to be able to find the perfect fake plant at a good discount if you’re patient and watchful. Because you can shop online or at a brick-and-mortar location, returns are even easy and you have a 90-day window to bring things in for a full refund.

Shop for fake plants at Crate and Barrel

10. Urban Outfitters

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Even the soil is fake with this artificial plant from Urban Outfitters.

Our favorite: Boston Faux Fern—$39

Faux plants at Urban Outfitters are about as twee as you’d expect (think macrame planters as far as the eye can see and trees sprouting out of rattan baskets), but they can definitely add a trendy touch to your decor. Their prices are steep compared to other retailers, but the company runs a lot of sales, has a 30-day return policy, and recently started using Afterpay, which allows you to break payments up into four equal, interest-free installments.

Shop for fake plants at Urban Outfitters

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