Christmas is now upon us and in the UK it’s a time of year when we all want to brighten up our homes with seasonal decorations. But, what do you do if your home doesn’t have many windows or a green space? Well, you could get some fake plants but that won’t make your house any more welcoming, will it? If you’re looking for something that can add a whole new dimension to your outdoor spaces then I’d recommend buying a few artificial plants instead. You don’t need to spend a fortune on these decorative additions as they come in a wide range of designs and styles and are perfect for indoor and outdoor use.
The brise vue is constructed of many screen kinds. Canisse and heather heather are occultants with an occultation level that is on the higher end. They enhance the natural, pleasant, and peaceful feel of your outside and are occasionally only decorative.
For instance, the ecological Heather Heath can grow on any kind of surface, including hard mesh, balcony railing, terrace railing, and balustrade.
Each natural screen serves as a windbreak and a screen, allowing you to shield your garden.
I’ve been lucky enough to be able to test out a number of different types of artificial plants so I thought I would share my findings below. There are three main categories of artificial plants – those designed for inside use only, those that are suitable for both indoor and outside use and finally those that are ideal for outside use only. The first category includes plants like the ones shown above that look great indoors but aren’t really suited to being used outdoors because they rely on a source of natural light.
The next group consists of plants that are ideally suited for outdoor use and are therefore ideal for bringing some color into an otherwise drab and grey winter landscape. These include the kind of plants I’ve featured below which are ideal for adding some life to your front porch. They also work well as part of a garden design where you might have a pathway leading from door to door.
Finally there are plants which are ideal for use in smaller areas such as window boxes and pots. These plants are usually less demanding than their larger cousins and can be placed indoors or outdoors without worrying about needing sunlight to survive.
Now that we know exactly what type of plant we’re going to buy let’s take a look at some of the best options available. Below are some of my favorite indoor and outdoor artificial plants.
- Faux Bamboo
When it comes to faux bamboo plants the variety available is almost endless. This means that you should find plenty of colors and sizes which will suit your needs perfectly. I’m particularly fond of the faux bamboo plant shown above which has some lovely purple leaves and is perfect for adding a splash of color to your garden or balcony. It’s not just limited to gardens either, as you’ll see from this photo below.
If you love sunflowers then you’ll love the fake version which looks very similar to its real counterpart. I think these plants are fantastic for adding a pop of color to your living room or dining area and they certainly help to brighten up a dull winter day. One thing to note though is that these plants are rather large and heavy which makes them a little tricky to move around.
- Moss Mums
Moss mums are always a popular choice and I’m no exception as I have several of these sitting in my own garden right now. They’re perfect for adding some greenery to your windowsill and they’re also easy to care for. As long as you provide a good amount of light then they shouldn’t need much attention. In fact, I often leave mine to flower naturally and then cut them back once the flowers fade away.
- Fake Ivy
This is another example of one of the most versatile plants on the market today. Not only do they look great on their own but they’re also incredibly easy to grow and require minimal maintenance. Once established they can go through periods of dormancy during the winter months but these are usually short lived.
Pansies are perhaps one of the easiest plants to grow and care for and they come in a huge range of colors. When choosing which pansy to buy I suggest opting for ones that are red, pink, white, yellow and orange. These plants are very hardy and they’ll happily tolerate temperatures down into minus degrees Celsius. However, if you live in a cold climate then you may want to consider placing your potted pansies somewhere warmer.
Hydrangeas are probably one of the most recognizable types of plant found in nature. They form beautiful clusters of blooms throughout the summer months and they’re equally impressive when grown as an indoor plant. You’ll notice that they’re a lot heavier than other types of artificial plants and this is why they’re not ideal for small windowsills.
Jasmines are the quintessential indoor plant and they’re often used in floral arrangements. If you live in a colder climate then you’ll appreciate that they need light to flourish and they’re happy in temperatures between 10 and 15 degrees Celsius.
- Gerbera Daisies
Gerbera daisy plants are another of my favorites and I’m sure you’ll agree that they look amazing in a vase. Unlike some of the other kinds of flowers that feature here, gerbera daisies actually grow quite tall. Therefore, you won’t need to worry too much about moving them around and they’re extremely easy to care for as long as you keep them watered regularly.
- Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is one of the most popular types of plant for interior decorating and it’s easy to see why. Aloe vera is known for its medicinal properties and it’s also known for having a soothing effect on the skin. It’s also very easy to grow and you can enjoy the benefits of aloe vera even if you don’t have a garden.
- Ficus Benjamina
Ficus benjamina is probably the most common type of ficus tree on the market today and it’s easy to see why. They’re known for being drought tolerant and they thrive even in places which are exposed to extreme weather conditions. They’re also very low maintenance and they’re ideal for creating a sense of serenity wherever you place them.
- Flowering Pear Trees
Flowering pear trees are another of my favorites and they’re perfect for creating a sense of peace and tranquility anywhere that they’re planted. These types of trees are also known for their ability to attract butterflies and bees thanks to their blossoming branches. The flowering pear is also fairly easy to grow and you shouldn’t need to water it very often.
- Japanese Maples
Japanese maples are perfect for creating a sense of calm and serenity wherever they’re planted. They’re known for their large size and the fact that they can reach heights of over 30 feet. They’re also incredibly easy to care for and you should be able to achieve good results within six weeks.
- Staghorn Ferns
Staghorn ferns are known for their striking appearance and they’re ideal for creating a relaxing atmosphere wherever they’re positioned. They tend to prefer cooler climates but they’re also relatively easy to care for. You should be able to achieve good results using simple fertilizer and water.
- Snake Plant
Snake plants are probably one of the most commonly seen examples of indoor plants. They’re easy to care for and they require only moderate amounts of care. They’re also incredibly resilient and they can cope with pretty much anything that life throws at them.
Succulents are a wonderful addition to any indoor or outdoor space and they’re especially helpful during the winter months. They’re not only beautiful but they’re also easy to maintain and they offer a level of comfort that is unmatched by many other kinds of plants.