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Our Best Fake Plant & Flower Suppliers plus 36 Style Buys

If you’re wondering where the best places to buy fake plants are near you, I’m going to tell you in today’s post. Because living plants are overrated. At least in my home. 

As a self-confessed black thumb, I’ve killed almost every plant that I’ve come into contact with. Even the ones that people have said, “Chris, this one is impossible to kill”. Well, I showed them. Mother-in-Law’s tongue (or a snake plant) I was told was next to impossible to murder. It’s currently fading fast and my partner has told me to back away slowly and let him manage the greenery at home.

Don’t even get me started on my fiddle leaf fig.

This disdain for living plants has spilled over into my interior design biz too. Now, I convince my clients to let me put fake plants in their homes. And why not? The good ones look amazing and they’re clearly very low maintenance (apart from the dusting).

So today I wanted to tell you where to buy fake plants in Australia from. And flowers and stems too, of course. To get you on the fakies bandwagon, I’m not only sharing my go-to suppliers, but I have three mood boards at the end of this post that contain some amazing fake plants, loose stems and flowers in pots.

rogue artificial flowers and plants australia

1. Albi

Albi has almost everything you could ever dream of when it comes to fake plants and flowers in Australia. Their range is like a floral encyclopaedia; think orchids, frangipanis, lilies, proteas, alliums, tulips, lavender and hydrangeas and more. Albi unfortunately doesn’t sell direct to the public. If you’re an interior designer you’re in luck, and can open up a trade account with them.

For the general public, fear not. You can reach out to Albi (click here) and they can point you in the direction of a stockist near you. They supply to a tonne of Aussie retailers so I’m pretty confident you’ll be able to track down something that you love.

florabelle living fake plants and flowers australia

2. Florabelle Living

I only discovered and then started using Florabelle Living this year but can I tell you, they are beyond! They have a trade program for designers to purchase through, but they also sell direct to the public. So if you’re not wanting to go through the process of asking Albi for a stockist near you, head straight to Florabelle. They have so many varieties of fake plants, stems, flowers, trees, green walls – the lot.

The Florabelle business was established in 1982 so you can shop confidently knowing they’re a local biz that’s been around for decades. And the quality is glorious.

parker road fake green vertical wall garden australia

3. Parker Road

Parker Road specialises in premium fake flowers and plants for things like special events, corporate hire arrangements and vertical garden design. They work in both the domestic and commercial spaces. While their forte is in creating stunning green walls, it’s not all large-scale gardens. They do have an online store with smaller plants, flowers and stems included. And they do loads of custom jobs to carve out a tailored solution for your home.

I’ve been wanting to use some of their green walls on a client project for what feels like an eternity. Come on clients, let’s do a giant faux green wall in your home!

modern provincial dining room with sheer curtains exposed brick fireplace and hamptons style kitchen cabinetry

4. Provincial Home Living

These guys were only a recently discovery of mine and I’m kicking myself that I didn’t find them sooner. They’re a major retailer as you well know. And as the name suggests, they supply predominantly Provincial furniture and decor. But you know what? The stock is very modern. And when it comes to the fake flowers and plants, they’re super realistic (some even droop – it’s amazing). Well worth checking out.

I actually used some of their stems in my Provincial Home Makeover and I can attest to how stunning there are. You won’t be disappointed.

Click here to check out their range.

secret blooms fake flower arrangement

5. Secret Blooms

This Sydney team ship their faux and silk flowers across the country and to New Zealand, making it super simple to get your hands on some of their divine creations. I find that so many coloured flowers always look absolutely fake, but not these ones. Click here to see more.

adairs fake plants and flowers around pink velvet daybed

6. Freedom & Adairs

I’ve spent many years trawling retail stores. Sometimes I still have to shop retail for clients, and if I need a fake plant, I’ll go to Freedom or Adairs (above). They’re honestly the best two of the lot.

Freedom trends to do fake flowers really well (neutral colours look the most realistic) and they’re also a great place to buy from if you’re after some twigs or sticks for a vase. I’m noticing twigs and branches are becoming quite popular, so definitely give them a go.

Adairs used to focus more on potted fake plants, but they’ve really upped their flower game recently. A lot of their stock comes from Albi anyway, so you’d be wise to pop your head in and check them out. They have a huge variety now.

temple and webster fake orchid on coffee table with leather sofa

7. Temple & Webster

If you’re not wanting to trawl the retail stores in-person for fake plants, flowers or stems, then Temple & Webster is a really good option. They’re affordable, the quality is great, and they stock a lot of the trade-only fake flowers brands like Rogue. Seriously, what’s better than ordering a few glorious fakies online and having them delivered to your door within days? Where do I sign up?!

big w fake flowers fake orchid in vase in metricon bayville bathroom

Other Retailers

Places like Kmart, Target, IKEA, BIGW (pictured above) and even The Reject Shop stock fake plants, but not a lot of them seem ultra-realistic. Not that every single fake plant in your home needs to fool the eye. You might want a small, inexpensive piece to fill up a vignette on a bedside table of buffet. And if that’s the case, go for your life.

Below you’ll find a roundup of amazing fake plants, stems and flowers; many of them are from the retailers above. There’s also loads of undiscovered gems in the mix too. Enjoy!

small fake plants in pots mood board australia

Top 12 Small Fake Plants

What’s better than a lush green plant you don’t have to water? The gorgeous 12 options above are from your fave Australian suppliers plus a tonne of undiscovered makers. Enjoy the roundup and I hope you find something you like.

Well, that’s the question of where to buy fake plants in Australian answered. But if you’re keen on stems or flowers instead, scroll on down for some amazing roundups of both!

fake plant and flower stems australian suppliers mood board

Top 12 Fake Plant/Flower Stems

Want to create your own arrangement rather than buy your flowers or plants already stuck in a vase? These 12 fake stems are the answer. There’s nothing quite like making up your own personalised bunch, right?

Don’t want to make up your own artificial flower arrangement? The 12 already-made flowers below should do the trick.

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Top 12 Fake Flowers in Pots/Vases

I’m a personal fan of all 12 of these fakies, especially the flowers in vases with water. Well, the water isn’t actually water (it’s fake too), but I just love the look of them. So realistic! Hopefully there’s one or more catching your eye.

adairs fake flowers and plants styling australia

Where do you buy fake plants from?

I’d love to know where you buy fake plants and flowers in Australia from, and if you have a shop you go to that I’ve not mentioned in this post. Drop me a comment below so I can include the store in the list above for other readers.

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He's also spent time on TV, on Channel 10's Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7's Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you'd like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

COMMENTS
  • Jess

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    Hey Chris,
    Another store that’s great for fakies is Pillow talk. They have a huge selection at different price points and I would put their quality up there with freedom or Adair’s.

    29 January, 2018
  • ANNA

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    Ive had some good artificial flowers from Masterworks online, have bought some lovely hydrangeas and faux Australian natives – I like to use fresh flowers and use a few faux flowers to bulk them up if I havent much in the garden.

    3 February, 2018
  • Hi Chris! I too am a huge fan of faux plants. Whilst I can manage to keep SOME of my real greenery alive I like to mix it with some fakies too. Check out Florabelle online. From greenery to florals to branches, individual stems and bunches you’ll definately find a gorgeous new addition for your home and the quality is amazing!

    13 March, 2018
  • Bianca

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    There is a cute little shop that opened in Hoppers Crossing that supplies artificial grass called Ausgrass but they have a little company inside that does these really cool like green walls and vertical gardens but they are all fake! i think they are http://www.forevergreenwalls.com.au such a nice showroom and the people there are quite nice too

    10 May, 2018
  • Hi Chris – there is a cool little business in Melbourne that has just opened which sells potted fake plants https://www.lilyurban.com.au

    24 June, 2018
  • Jan

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    Hi Chris – If you ever visit Qld, Sandstone Point Hotel has an amazing! range of faux plants and flowers. The styling throughout is out-of-this-world, NOTHING screams average Hotel designs. Cheers.

    16 January, 2019
  • Michael

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    Hi Chris, We fell in love with the green walls we purchased from Designer Plants https://designerplants.com.au . I’ve got the tacky plants you mentioned in the article from Bunnings before. But was so sad to see them fade. When I spoke to a guy called David, they explained to me that you are right, no two plants are the same. We now have a lovely green wall that helped to hide the cracks in the bricks. My partner and I have to laugh though when guests pop by and think it’s real. We spent more money in their sun range so it does not fade, but worth every laugh when the guests pop by.

    13 July, 2019
  • Robyn Goronszy

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    I have a really large glass jar, with lid, that I want to fill with fake white flowers, with some greenery. Not being very artistic myself, do you know of anyone who actually does this sort of work. Many thanks

    19 July, 2019
  • Nadia

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    Hi Chris another great place is Spoilt Gifts and Homewares in the Melbourne CBD, love this place ❤️

    6 October, 2019
  • Jo

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    Fabulous article, thanks so much!

    7 March, 2020
  • Carmen Corynen

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    Dear Chris,
    I live in Italy (in quarantine for the moment because of the Coronavirus). Just wanted to say that despite our out of sync seasons, your ideas are always welcome and useful. A great source of inspiration! Thank you.

    10 March, 2020
  • Andrew

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    Flowerhub also sells fake plants across Australia aside from their fresh and quality flowers. You should take a look from their website.

    12 March, 2020
  • Ashleigh Knott

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    One of my local florists in Albury NSW has some really good fakes

    15 March, 2020
    • Ashleigh Knott

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      So don’t discount local florists

      15 March, 2020
  • Narelle

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    You seriously need to check out Faking Beautiful for amazing floral arrangements, if you haven’t already!

    https://fakingbeautiful.com/

    23 June, 2020
  • Karlijn

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    Hi! Really love this blog! Can I ask you maybe where the vase from photo 7 is from? The wood/white one with the orchid? Thanks so much!

    24 June, 2020
  • Kym

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    Hi Chris

    Do any do great lily’s

    18 August, 2020
  • @Waldorf_Grange_Build

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    I get mine from Desflora and Faking Beautiful

    27 August, 2020
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