Stress-free gardening with our top ten fake indoor plants

Fiddle leaf fig branch from West Elm.
Bird Nest Fern from Adairs.
Baker fern from Freedom.
Fiddle leaf fig branch from West Elm. Bird Nest Fern from Adairs. Baker fern from Freedom.

THERE are many of us out there living with guilt and shame.

We don’t mean any harm: we just want our homes and offices to look pretty and on-trend.

All the same, we’re murderers – and indoor plants are the victims.

It’s not really our fault: keeping them alive is tricky, especially in houses with little light.

We’re told to rotate them around the home and take them outside for a treat but it shouldn’t be this hard.

On a mission to help save countless fiddle leaf figs, ferns and succulents from a fate of doom, we hunted down the top 10 most attractive – and lifelike – faux indoor plants.

Yes they are expensive, but it’s worth every penny to live guilt-free in plush green surrounds.

Friends and family will be fooled – and you’ll have a lot less blood (or rather sap) on your hands.

1. Monsteria ($99), Freedom

2. Crane Flower ($199), West Elm

3. Fern ($70), Adairs

4. Fiddle Leaf Fig Branch ($54), West Elm

5. Bird Nest Fern ($60), Adairs

6. Bamboo ($69), Ikea

7. Weeping fig ($89), Ikea

8. Trailing Succulent ($39), West Elm

9. Phalaenopsis orchid ($75), Freedom

10. Baker Fern ($60), Freedom