Faking it: the best faux succulents and cacti plants to add a fool-proof touch of greenery to your home

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When it comes to introducing greenery into your home, cacti and succulents are having their moment in the spotlight. 

But if you're the kind of gardener that finds it tricky to keep any type of plant alive, the latest collections of faux house plants are life-like and fool-proof.

There's no need to worry about under watering - or even over watering - your cacti and succulents.

Fake plants and flowers are also a stress-free way for allergy sufferers to introduce botanicals into their homes - without feeling poorly. 

Interior designer Abigail Ahern has brought out a new range of faux plants at Debenhams and offers her top tips on how to embrace the botanical trend. 

"For me, plants magically transform spaces, add texture and are a game changer when it comes to enlivening surfaces. Not just that, our cacti are pet friendly and add a punch to any surface. They also add colour, shape and life to a room, and like artwork, they are another powerful tool in your decorating arsenal."

With prices in the range starting from £9, they're a great way to update a room on a budget. 

Alternatively, embrace the industrial-chic trend with this succulent housed in a cool concrete pot from Nordic House. Put them in a trio to make a style statement. 

Scroll through the gallery above to see the best faux succulents on the high street... 


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