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I used to hate artificial plants and flowers but changed my mind a couple of years ago. Now, I have several artificial plants in dark corners that look beautiful, also have a few orchids interspersed with live ones which look so real my friend actually watered them when we were away 🤣

Pjran
2 months ago
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lynneh
lynneh2 months ago

😂😂 that’s funny but yeah. Artificial you get some really nice ones. I saw a Pearl drop one I’d like. But have few already around home. Can’t kill them. Not even with kindness. Lol

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beccatavender
beccatavender2 months ago

I think artificial plants have really improved in the last few years and are now a lot more realistic. I have a tendency to kill plants, over or under watering so I am a fan🙂

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RegularComper90
RegularComper902 months ago

Glad to know that it isn't just me who has a tendency to unintentionally kill plants. They have an extremely short lifespan when they are in my care. 😆

Although gardening is something I'd like to improve on.

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Golfforall
Golfforall2 months ago

I hate them (although I have a couple that I put on the window sill in winter when others aren't in flower ) .

A plant requires a bit of nurture at times but it's a living thing and also filters your air . You wouldn't have a stuffed dog or cat as pet would you ?

Just water it , care for it and it will repay you a hundred times over 😀 (and won't scratch your furniture or leave whoopsies on the carpet 😏).

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RegularComper90
RegularComper902 months ago

Who knows what plants get up to when we leave the room? 😀

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Pjran
Pjran
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2 months ago

I had two M&S orchids delivered £30 each, I’ve already killed one so I’m happy to stick with the artificial ones, so realistic.

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfer2 months ago

I would always go for artificial. Hate gardening and real ones would die too soon as I would lose interest in the plants

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angelik
angelik2 months ago

I don't mind artificial plants, but don't actually have any at the moment. Some of them look really nice, very realistic, but I do prefer real ones.

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Pjran
Pjran
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2 months ago

Some artificial ones are so lifelike it’s had to see which is real. The finger nail test is sometimes the only way.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 months ago

I haven't got any at the moment but I like them. I like flowers and plants but my dog tries to eat the plants and flowers don't last long. Artificial ones look nice and you are only paying for them once

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Pjran
Pjran
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2 months ago

A few years ago my brother came to stay and commented how the roses were blooming well and opening. I had to confess it was an artificial arrangement so that’s saved me lots. I do buy fresh flowers too.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 months ago

Pjran definitely money well spent then! I haven't bought fresh flowers for years. My son likes to sit on the coffee table where the flowers would go, so not safe

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Pjran
Pjran
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2 months ago

MrsCraig oh bless.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 months ago

Pjran I've actually been looking for artificial flowers since I saw this chat. Going to get some for the bathroom and the kitchen, brighten the place up a bit. Will just make sure they aren't somewhere our son can reach them!

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rossruby1977
rossruby19772 months ago

I like watering my plastic plants Image

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neo1
neo12 months ago

I love them as they give my house abit of life. With the exception of a money tree, normal house plants just dont like my home

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Pjran
Pjran
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2 months ago

I agree plants make a home looked lived in.

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G0501
G05012 months ago

I became a houseplant person over the last year, they really cheered me up when stuck at home. When new leaves grow it's really rewarding. I wouldn't get that from artificial plants.

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Pjran
Pjran
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2 months ago

I have lots of real plants too. When the orchids finish flowering I rest them in the back bedroom window and get so much delight when a new flowering stem grows.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap2 months ago

Artificial are safer with me I'm not good with plants

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hspexy
hspexy2 months ago

It depends. I’d rather not have any, as I keep my real plants in the garden. But I don’t mind having cacti (fake or real)

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PolskaLondynka
PolskaLondynka2 months ago

I used to have beautiful artificial orchids in Poland. I bought them in Sweden. They looked so real than I moved to London my father watered them for long time...🤣

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Pjran
Pjran
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2 months ago

Haha

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen2 months ago

I really like them. I also make my own from recycled paper. But nothing beats real fresh flowers 🥰

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jamiepownall
jamiepownall2 months ago

i kill every plant i have ever owned... so i think i should stop trying now and make the change to artificial haha

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Pjran
Pjran
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2 months ago

Try an anthurium, they take lots of neglect and don’t mind being overwatered. I’ve a couple that have lasted years and reflower.

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RachHC
RachHC2 months ago

I think they are lovely. I wish i could arrange them well as they look so realistic nowadays

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ACR
ACR2 months ago

I don't have a strong opinion either way. I've seen a growing number of cafes and restaurants adding artificial plants, especially Cherry Blossoms to the exterior of the premises. They usually look quite nice.

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dawarwick
dawarwick2 months ago

Dust gathering abominations

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