This Faux Potted Plant from West Elm Looks Like the Real Deal — and It’s On Sale for Just $30

published Apr 12, 2022
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If you love plants but don’t have a green thumb, you’re not alone. Fortunately, there’s a simple workaround: Get fake ones! One of our favorite spots to pick up the most realistic faux plants is West Elm, and we’ve spotted some huge savings on quite a few of the trendiest plants in their lineup. One in particular? The Faux Potted Pilea Peperomioides, aka Chinese money plant, a popular houseplant that represents prosperity and good fortune. (It even made our list of the luckiest plants to have at home this year.) West Elm’s fake version is just as gorgeously green as the genuine article, and right now you can snag it for half (!!) the original price.

The Pilea plant is beloved for its unique coin-shaped leaves, and this fake version delivers all of the eye-catching style with none of the responsibility. West Elm’s faux Pilea peperomioides is made from plastic and comes in a fashionably sleek two-toned pot with a 6” diameter. The leaves are full and lush to feign the appearance of a thriving plant, which this beauty accomplishes with ease.

The potted faux Pilea peperomioides measures 24” tall (including the pot). It brings all of the joy and vibrancy of the real thing, but you never have to worry about watering, repotting, or keeping it in the right amount of sunlight. Yellow leaves and soggy roots are a nonissue — all this “plant” needs is a light dusting every now and then to keep it looking sharp.

Want more ideas for fake plants that add easy-to-maintain elements of greenery to your home? Check out our tips for buying faux plants and even more faux foliage options from West Elm to spruce up your collection. 

Buy: Faux Potted Pilea Peperomioides, $29.99 (normally $59)