Faux ficus trees
Hailed by the New York Times as the ‘It’ plant of the design world, ficus trees are all over Instagram and perfect for both contemporary and vintage spaces. Our range of fake ficus trees give you all the glory with none of the work of looking after them and they’re allergen-free.
Everything you need to know
Artificial ficus trees have become increasingly popular over the last decade for a number of reasons, mainly the joy of having maintenance-free greenery! You’ll never have to spend huge amounts of your time keeping on top of watering, feeding, pruning or training your plants, instead our faux options really only need a quick dust from time to time.
This isn’t the only reason to opt for an artificial ficus though. Real ficus trees are known for rapid growing roots which can invade your garden, grow under pathways and lift up patios and driveways. Even more concerning - the ficus tree ranks as the third most common cause of indoor allergies, after dust and pets. They can actually cause conjunctivitis and asthma as well as potentially causing anaphylactic shock in latex allergy sufferers 😱.
The price of artificial plants might be more expensive at first, but they actually work out to be much cheaper over a long period of time. You don’t need to spend money on feeding them and you don’t need to pay for a larger pot as they grow. There’s also no wait for them to become fully grown and no struggle trying to keep them in shape (a real ficus tree can grow up to 98ft tall!)
Our range of ficus plants are made using only top quality materials including real wood, which means our plants are some of the most realistic looking on the market! Each material has a specific purpose to make our ficus plants look incredibly realistic.
We check the foliage, colour, shape and sizes of all our artificial ficus trees against their natural counterparts to make sure they look natural. The foliage is dense and features intricate detailing on each leaf that matches the real ficus plants and the stems are beautifully twisted, and in some cases wrapped in twisted vines.
For more information on the materials used please contact our knowledgeable customer service team.
The foliage on our range of ficus trees is made from polyethylene for the most authentic look. This unfortunately means that they aren’t UV stable, so we don’t recommend putting them outside. If you do want to use them outside we recommend keeping them in a sheltered area and out of direct sunlight, as this might cause the foliage to discolour.
Ficus are a popular choice in home offices, conference centres, waiting rooms and schools. Their classic shape and style gives them a steady as you go look which can help to create a relaxed atmosphere.
In most cases, it’s best to re-pot your artificial ficus tree into a larger planter with a little more style than the default small black starter pot. Doing so will give your plant a bit more stability and help it to look a little more at home in your space.
To re-pot your faux ficus, just sit your tree and its existing black starter pot into the bottom of your new planter and fill in any gaps with stones or soil.
For a full run down, read our guide to re-potting artificial plants.