If you’re wondering where the best places to buy fake plants are near you, I’m going to tell you in today’s post. Because living plants are overrated. At least in my home.
As a self-confessed black thumb, I’ve killed almost every plant that I’ve come into contact with. Even the ones that people have said, “Chris, this one is impossible to kill”. Well, I showed them. Mother-in-Law’s tongue (or a snake plant) I was told was next to impossible to murder. It’s currently fading fast and my partner has told me to back away slowly and let him manage the greenery at home.
Don’t even get me started on my fiddle leaf fig.
This disdain for living plants has spilled over into my interior design biz too. Now, I convince my clients to let me put fake plants in their homes. And why not? The good ones look amazing and they’re clearly very low maintenance (apart from the dusting).
So today I wanted to tell you where to buy fake plants in Australia from. And flowers and stems too, of course. To get you on the fakies bandwagon, I’m not only sharing my go-to suppliers, but I have three mood boards at the end of this post that contain some amazing fake plants, loose stems and flowers in pots.
The hero image in this post comes via Floral Interiors.
Albi has almost everything you could ever dream of when it comes to fake plants and flowers in Australia. Their range is like a floral encyclopaedia; think orchids, frangipanis, lilies, proteas, alliums, tulips, lavender and hydrangeas and more. Albi unfortunately doesn’t sell direct to the public. If you’re an interior designer you’re in luck, and can open up a trade account with them.
For the general public, fear not. You can reach out to Albi (click here) and they can point you in the direction of a stockist near you. They supply to a tonne of Aussie retailers so I’m pretty confident you’ll be able to track down something that you love.
2. Florabelle Living
I only discovered and then started using Florabelle Living this year but can I tell you, they are beyond! They have a trade program for designers to purchase through and sell directly to the public via their warehouse outlet in Minto, NSW where they offer discounts and sample items. They have so many varieties of fake plants, stems, flowers, trees, green walls – the lot.
The Florabelle business was established in 1982 so you can shop confidently knowing they’re a local biz that’s been around for decades. And the quality is glorious.
3. Parker Road
Parker Road specialises in premium fake flowers and plants for things like special events, corporate hire arrangements and vertical garden design. They work in both the domestic and commercial spaces. While their forte is in creating stunning green walls, it’s not all large-scale gardens. They do have an online store with smaller plants, flowers and stems included. And they do loads of custom jobs to carve out a tailored solution for your home.
I’ve been wanting to use some of their green walls on a client project for what feels like an eternity. Come on clients, let’s do a giant faux green wall in your home!
4. Provincial Home Living
These guys were only a recently discovery of mine and I’m kicking myself that I didn’t find them sooner. They’re a major retailer as you well know. And as the name suggests, they supply predominantly Provincial furniture and decor. But you know what? The stock is very modern. And when it comes to the fake flowers and plants, they’re super realistic (some even droop – it’s amazing). Well worth checking out.
I actually used some of their stems in my Provincial Home Makeover and I can attest to how stunning there are. You won’t be disappointed.
Click here to check out their range.
5. Secret Blooms
This Sydney team ship their faux and silk flowers across the country and to New Zealand, making it super simple to get your hands on some of their divine creations. I find that so many coloured flowers always look absolutely fake, but not these ones. Click here to see more.
6. Freedom & Adairs
I’ve spent many years trawling retail stores. Sometimes I still have to shop retail for clients, and if I need a fake plant, I’ll go to Freedom or Adairs (above). They’re honestly the best two of the lot.
Freedom trends to do fake flowers really well (neutral colours look the most realistic) and they’re also a great place to buy from if you’re after some twigs or sticks for a vase. I’m noticing twigs and branches are becoming quite popular, so definitely give them a go.
Adairs used to focus more on potted fake plants, but they’ve really upped their flower game recently. A lot of their stock comes from Albi anyway, so you’d be wise to pop your head in and check them out. They have a huge variety now.
7. Temple & Webster
If you’re not wanting to trawl the retail stores in-person for fake plants, flowers or stems, then Temple & Webster is a really good option. They’re affordable, the quality is great, and they stock a lot of the trade-only fake flowers brands like Rogue. Seriously, what’s better than ordering a few glorious fakies online and having them delivered to your door within days? Where do I sign up?!
Places like Kmart, Target, IKEA, BIGW (pictured above) and even The Reject Shop stock fake plants, but not a lot of them seem ultra-realistic. Not that every single fake plant in your home needs to fool the eye. You might want a small, inexpensive piece to fill up a vignette on a bedside table of buffet. And if that’s the case, go for your life.
Below you’ll find a roundup of amazing fake plants, stems and flowers; many of them are from the retailers above. There’s also loads of undiscovered gems in the mix too. Enjoy!
Top 12 Small Fake Plants
What’s better than a lush green plant you don’t have to water? The gorgeous 12 options above are from your fave Australian suppliers plus a tonne of undiscovered makers. Enjoy the roundup and I hope you find something you like.
- First Row: Philodendron Selloum | Canning Plant Spikey | Philodendron Wall Disc
- Second Row: Bead Succulent | Potted Fern | Fittonia Gianna
- Third Row: Mixed Artificial Ferns | Artificial Terrarium | Hanging Fern
- Fourth Row: Palm in Pot | Ivy in Hanging Basket | Succulents in Pot
Well, that’s the question of where to buy fake plants in Australian answered. But if you’re keen on stems or flowers instead, scroll on down for some amazing roundups of both!
Top 12 Fake Plant/Flower Stems
Want to create your own arrangement rather than buy your flowers or plants already stuck in a vase? These 12 fake stems are the answer. There’s nothing quite like making up your own personalised bunch, right?
- First Row: Magnolia Stem | Monstera Leaf | Cineraria Leaf
- Second Row: Pampas Grass | Yellow Orchid Spray | Phalaennopis Orchid
- Third Row: Gumnut Spray | King Protea | Sakura Blossom
- Fourth Row: Banana Leaf | Lantern White | Billy Button Bunch
Don’t want to make up your own artificial flower arrangement? The 12 already-made flowers below should do the trick.
Top 12 Fake Flowers in Pots/Vases
I’m a personal fan of all 12 of these fakies, especially the flowers in vases with water. Well, the water isn’t actually water (it’s fake too), but I just love the look of them. So realistic! Hopefully there’s one or more catching your eye.
- First Row: English Rose Mix | Ranunculus Mix | Galvanised Pail with Foliage
- Second Row: Pampas and Magnolia Leaves | Native Mix | Jackie in White Pot
- Third Row: Dark Pink Peony | Bunch in Glass Vase | Hydrangea in Sphere Vase
- Fourth Row: Orchid in Pot | Rose Bouquet in Vase | Isabelle Glass Vase
Where do you buy fake plants from?
I’d love to know where you buy fake plants and flowers in Australia from, and if you have a shop you go to that I’ve not mentioned in this post. Drop me a comment below so I can include the store in the list above for other readers.
Lovely plants all round! But where do the variegated orchids on top of your post come from? I love the pale pink ones.
Hi there is a shop in Gold Coast that specialises in ultra realistic artificial plants at great prices,
Thanks for the tip
I get mine from Desflora and Faking Beautiful
Do any do great lily’s
Hi! Really love this blog! Can I ask you maybe where the vase from photo 7 is from? The wood/white one with the orchid? Thanks so much!
Thanks Karlijin. I cannot for the life of me remember. I know it wasn’t expensive though.
You seriously need to check out Faking Beautiful for amazing floral arrangements, if you haven’t already!
One of my local florists in Albury NSW has some really good fakes
So don’t discount local florists
Flowerhub also sells fake plants across Australia aside from their fresh and quality flowers. You should take a look from their website.
I live in Italy (in quarantine for the moment because of the Coronavirus). Just wanted to say that despite our out of sync seasons, your ideas are always welcome and useful. A great source of inspiration! Thank you.
Hi Carmen, thank you so much! I hope you’re going ok over there? We’ve seen clips on the news here of Italians singing with each other from their balconies, it looks like people are trying to maintain happy spirits.