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Our Best Fake Plant & Flower Suppliers plus over 30 Faves You Can Shop

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.

The hero image in this post comes via Floral Interiors.

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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 and sell directly to the public via their warehouse outlet in Minto, NSW where they offer discounts and sample items. 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.

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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.

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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.

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Chris Carroll

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

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28 Responses

  1. Lovely plants all round! But where do the variegated orchids on top of your post come from? I love the pale pink ones.

  2. Hi there is a shop in Gold Coast that specialises in ultra realistic artificial plants at great prices,
    Checkout interiorgardens.com.au

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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.

    1. Hi Carmen, thank you so much! I hope you’re going ok over there? We’ve seen clips on the news here of Italians singing with each other from their balconies, it looks like people are trying to maintain happy spirits.

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