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Fake Plants at CB2 & Target

I devoted a post a while back to planters from IKEA for your indoor greenery. But what if you don’t want to take care of plants, have a horrible track record with them, or are trying to spruce up a space that doesn’t get enough light? Luckily, there are very realistic looking fake plant options. I’ve seen nice selections at both CB2 and Target (though I wonder if they’re all churned out of the same factory in China.)

Get ready for a lots of pictures! Let’s start with CB2 first, which has a section on its website called Botanicals full of faux plants.

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IKEA satsumas plant stand and plants

Minimalist Planters from IKEA

I love plants in the home, but don’t have a terribly green thumb. I don’t want to spend too much money on planters and plant supplies given my less-than-stellar record of keeping them alive. I’ve found IKEA to be a great place to find stylish planters at lower costs. This works for me because I’m looking for simple and minimalist. The IKEA aesthetic delivers on those requirements. If you’re going for something more eclectic and colorful, then it’s not for you.

First, I decided that all the planters should be white. Why? To emphasize the unique greenery of each plant. Luckily IKEA has a white planter in various sizes named Kardemumma. I can’t find it on the website anymore, but I’ve seen in stores. I like that though they’re all white, there are variations in the design.

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The medium size fits a 6″ diameter liner pot and is what I used in the first photo. They’re $3.99 each. A larger version (pictured below) can fit a 9″ diameter pot and is only $7.99. At these prices, I could get multiple plants. By the way, snake plants like the one below are very easy to take care of. They even don’t mind a bit of neglect. Plus, they clean the air.

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