It’s become a total myth that artificial plants look fake. That’s right, we said it. It’s just not true, anymore. When you check out plant brands like, you’ll be shocked at how realistic-looking the greenery is put together. The lush foliage. The detail. The color. From the decades of lifeless, plastic-looking fake plants to what we have today in the world of artificial greenery, it’s been quite the jump.

This is due to the brands that have moved into this space, such as Artiplanto, using advanced technology and high-quality materials to deliver high-end, long-term faux plants that will last a lifetime. These are the silk plants that get featured with interior designers, home décor experts, event planners, and others. It’s no-fuss, lifelike faux greenery that comes alive when put into a space.

If you’re buying your first artificial plant, it’s a natural question to pose: what material is used to make faux plants.

What Is Faux Plant Material?

The material used to make artificial plants can vary according to the plant and their specific aesthetic requirements. For example, creating an Areca palm tree will be different than a succulent. A Monstera plant will not necessarily have the same high-grade plastics as a faux fern. Etc.

To simplify it, what we use are high-grade polymers, polyester, and fabrics. How we use this depends on the plant’s natural look, feel, and shape. At all times, we opt for the most eco-friendly plastics and materials possible. This is central in our commitment to remaining a sustainable artificial plant brand.

Through what technology has allowed us to do combined with expert-level design teams in Montreal and New York, Artiplanto consistently achieves some highly-realistic faux plant looks across all of its plants.

Even down to the texture, it’s unbelievable. The hyper-realistic texture and how materials are formed, you don’t get that same plastic feel that you do buying fake plants from Walmart, Amazon, IKEA, or Target.

Faux Plants Are Made From Non-Toxic Materials

Although this differs according to the brand, at, all of our artificial plants are non-toxic. We do not use any cheap dangerous plastics and all of our materials are taken from responsible sources.

This is why, if you have young children or pets that like to chew things, we often advertise our premium artificial plants as an alternative to potentially dangerous and toxic real houseplants. Faux plants do not contain any lead, mercury, cadmium, or other toxins. While it’s not food, it won’t poison a person or animal if they accidentally ingest it.

In some cases, we offer built-in UV protection for plants that are likely to be outdoors, such as artificial boxwood topiaries. These are exquisitely cut and assembled topiary plants that offer appeal and value to any property’s landscaping. They can be planted in the ground or kept inside, or put in a planter and moved out onto one’s deck, patio, or balcony during warmer weather.

Our team is extremely passionate about artificial plants and not only getting them to look their most realistic but using the right materials to do that. At, we can replicate plants seemingly of any type. Check out the materials yourself first-hand and buy your own trendy, low-maintenance artificial plant today from
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