We have some absolutely fantastic plants in a huge range of colours available now on our website.
Ideal Indoor Artificial Tropical Plants – Artificial Yukka
Where is it suited to?
This is a lovely spiky artificial plant ideal for conservatories. It is pretty big standing 90cm (3ft) high which looks very impressive and realistic. It is one of the more popular styles of tropical artificial plants we stock. It is ready to use straight out of the box – the leaves are plastic and naturally sit in the same way as a real yukka plant would do so there is no need to arrange them.
It comes potted in a plastic weighted pot and whilst it can be left like that you can (if you wish) place it inside a larger planter for a different look. It is very easy to maintain – no watering required! It will benefit from the occasional dusting or can also be hosed off in the garden – these are very robust plants. Some of our customers have used these outdoors on their patios!
Looking for an artificial palm tree?
What about a Sago Cycas Palm?
Our artificial Sago Palm trees are stunningly realistic and (we think) better than the real thing.
For starters, there is no need to water or prune them. Real Sago Palms are notoriously difficult to prune and maintain and viciously spiky too. Our artificial Sago Palms aren’t sharp (thank goodness) but look incredibly realistic down to the fine detail on the trunk, fresh green shooting leaves and detailed leaf structure.
These are the perfect plant to have in a conservatory or hallway where they look fantastic all year round. Planted into a large planter and covered with gravel these look like the real thing only with no maintenance! We have also seen these trees used by one of our business customers set into an indoor flower bed in an office complex – they look fantastic!
These are available now on our website with fast free delivery included.
They say an impression is made in the first few seconds and our stunning artificial trees can make your house look fantastic with none of the maintenance!
We love these quad-ball artificial topiary trees. They are something a bit different and look fantastic as a pair outside a front door.
The leaves on them are ultra-realistic imitation boxwood and they are extremely realistic. We find to add to the realistic effects you can put them inside a larger planter and top with soil, gravel or bark.
These trees are very well made and look fantastic either indoors or outdoors.
90cm Cedar / Cypress Topiary Trees
Arranged fantastically with purple gravel by one of our customers!
We do love seeing pictures of our artificial plants in use. Obviously we think our plants are great and it is always nice to know when other people think so too! Our 90cm cedar topiary trees are really nice easy trees to use – ideal for dark corners of the garden or a low maintenance entrance. Since the stems are wired you can shape these as you like – either more upright as shown in our photo or you can go for a bushier look as shown below. If you would like to send us a picture of your plants please don’t hesitate – we would love to see them!
The following is feedback direct from one of our customers who purchased a pair of these artificial trees and kindly shared her photograph shown below too;
“I LOVE these! I have bad arthritis in my hands and have changed my garden to paving slabs, shingle & decking and all artificial flowers & shrubs so its completely maintenance free. I did a lot of research before buying these and they were a great price, beautiful shape and a lovely colour. I put the small black pots they arrive in, inside my concrete planters, filled with shingle and topped with lovely purple stones. I think they look fantastic and everyone else thinks they are real. Been out for about 2 months in sun & rain & still look exactly the same.”
Ultimate Realism from an Artificial Gold Capella Plant
Yet another fantastic realistic plant. This one is an artificial ‘Gold Capella’ Umbrella Tree (also known Schefflera) from the Araliaceae family.
Real Gold Capella plants have glossy green leaves margined with light yellow. Our artificial plant version has the same. We have ours trained in a very unusual twisted stem design which looks incredibly impressive as a table centrepiece or on a windowsill in a large planter. Best of all it needs no watering or care other than periodic dusting!
The attention to detail on these plants is simply amazing – even the bases of the twisted stems are specially coloured to appear as if they are growing from the ground.
How real does it look?
Check out the photographs below – one shows REAL Gold Capellla. The other shows artificial Gold Capella… we think you will agree that the artificial plant is pretty realistic!
We know a lot about realistic artificial plants.
Whether you want to know how to choose or how to secure your artificial trees we have the answers. We have put details of our most commonly asked questions below. If your question isn’t answered please contact us and we will be happy to help!
How do I know what size plant I need for my space?
All our plants are measured at their highest points. The actual height will vary depending on how you arrange the leaves in the case of the wired stem plants.
An additional helpful tip when you are measuring for outdoor artificial topiaries is that additional height can be added by purchasing a larger planter then standing the plant on bricks inside it before covering with gravel or similar. Examples of this can be seen in our photographs on the topiary pages.
How can I make my artificial plant look real?
This is a really key question for many of our customers. Our plants are high grade and ultra-realistic but the key to making them look absolutely real is to spend some time dressing out the leaves and checking the plant from all angles. If you have purchased one of our plants with wired leaves you can try the following;
- Unpack the plant and stand it on a flat surface, removing outer packaging and plastics.
- Starting at the bottom, carefully fold out the leaves. It can help to look at our pictures or a photograph of the real type of plant you have purchased to get an idea of how the leaves should sit.
- To get a natural curve on the leaves carefully hold the tip in one hand and the stem in the other and run you hand along the curve to bend it gently into shape.
- Look at the plant from all angles making sure there are no gaps and your plant is well dressed out and ready to pot.
- Put the plant inside a larger planter. You can stand it on bricks to raise the height inside.
- Cover the base of the pot with a layer of ornamental gravel or soil. We have some customers who have planted real moss at the base of their artificial plants to make them look more realistic.
How can I secure my artificial trees and topiary outside?
We get asked this frequently! Whether you live in the windiest place in England and don’t want your plants blowing over or if you need to site your topiaries in an area where you are worried about them being stolen we can help. Having experimented with various methods we have found the best one to be putting the plants inside a larger planter which is then bolted to the floor through the drainage hole. For windy areas this is enough especially if you cover the plant base with gravel (the heavier the better). To prevent theft the best method is to chain around the plant and fix the chain to a bolt in the floor inside a larger planter then fill with gravel. A less secure but more simplistic method is to twist garden wire around the plant base and a bolt inside the planter and cover with gravel.
How can I keep my plants looking good outside?
Where artificial plants will be used outside we recommend turning them every couple of weeks to ensure that any fading (which will happen with all artificial plants over extended periods of time) is even and less noticeable. Shielding your plants from extremes of weather is also advisable. Any factory applied UV coatings will naturally degrade over time. We recommend topping up the UV resistance of your plants every few months using a product such as a marine UV protection spray (available from most car shops or google).
We hope you have found this brief guide regarding our artificial plants and trees helpful. If there are any questions you think we should include or information you would like to know please get in touch with us and we will be happy to help.
This is without a doubt one of the most realistic plants we offer. Its smooth plastic leaves are multi-tonal giving the impression of fresh shoots.
It is however totally artificial and never needs any care other than the odd dusting! These plants are so robust you can even put them under the hose every so often to keep them nice and clean.
This comes in a sturdy plastic pot and is ready to be placed inside a larger planter as we have demonstrated.
It’s available now with FREE uk delivery from Leaf Plants.