5 Facts About a Fake Plant Wall

Green walls made from real plants are enigmatic enough, so when it comes to a fake plant wall, many can’t wrap their head around it.

How can someone create a decoration by splicing individual fake foliage branches together and have it look good?

But that’s not life’s only grand question. In fact, there is a plethora of other things the average person doesn’t know about artificial green walls, and it’s time to solve the riddle –  what’s so special about them?

What is an Artificial Plant Wall?

An artificial plant wall (or artificial green wall) is a vertical garden made from interlocking panels of various fake plants. In essence, fake plant panels make it look like you have a luscious garden growing from your wall.

Usually, the gardens are put together in sections by attaching the panels to the wall and securing them to the surface with screws, cable ties, or nail plugs.

So why should you opt for a fake vertical garden?


Well, for one, they’re incredibly versatile and can be used for both residential and commercial projects. Many pine over them in apartments, entryways, balconies, and in offices and reception areas. It’s the perfect way to add some visual interest to a plain, empty wall.

And for allergy-ridden plant lovers, it’ll feel like there isn’t any greenery present at all. It takes the bad out of real plant walls and retains and maintains the good.

5 Things You Should Know About Fake Plant Walls

Before splurging on fake plant walls, you should know a thing or two about them. After all, why buy something you don’t really understand?

1.       Fake plant walls can beautify any space

Although many people associate green plant walls strictly with outdoor spaces, you can place them indoors and have them look just as ravishing.

Since these artificial gardens are versatile, UV-resistant, and stay lively consistently, you can prop them up in your entryway, on the patio, in the living room, or in the garden mixed with your real greenery.

Vertical gardens give you all the tools you need to get creative with your decorating, so all that’s left is for you to dive deep and break the barriers of innovation.

2.       Artificial plant walls can withstand the weather

One of the most concerning aspects of green walls is their durability. Nowadays, however, it seems like this is just needless worrying, as artificial plant walls are impervious to even the most treacherous weather conditions.

Of course, just because they can handle less-than-ideal weather doesn’t mean you should purposefully expose them to it. Instead, you can just rest assured knowing that a downpour won’t lead your fake plant wall to the dump.

3.       Fake plant walls don’t require maintenance

Unlike natural plant walls, artificial greenery doesn’t need to be watered or fertilized at all. In fact, the only thing you need to do to keep your faux green wall looking its best is occasionally dust it off.

And since this type of foliage is extremely low-maintenance, upkeep doesn’t cost as much, or anything at all. There is no need to budget for the cost of pots and soil or think about whether your wall will survive the coming seasons. Instead, you can just buy it, install it, and let it do its magic.

4.       Faux plant walls are distinguishable by quality

Sadly, fake green walls and plants can be badly made, bearing neon and overly glossy leaves bolstered by tacky and unrealistically-colored stems and trunks. So how do you decide which ones are worth your time and money?


Look for artificial green walls with leaves of different sizes. Ensure the wall looks vibrant, diverse, and imperfect. Yes, imperfect, just like real greenery.

Sometimes, what makes a plant beautiful is the discoloration it’s speckled with and the seemingly random twists it takes to get to the sun. So, for fake green walls to look natural, pick from a catalog of quality replicas.

5.       You can install a fake plant wall yourself

If you have drills, cable ties, and staple guns lying around in a garage or shed, you can singlehandedly install your fake green wall and tweak it to suit your desires.

Take preventative measures and mark up the area on which you’ll install the first panel. Attach the panel starting at the top corner and add a fixing every 10-15 inches. Using the holes and lugs along the first panel, attach the second one and continue the same process until you’ve exhausted all the panels.

Finally, lightly ruffle and fluff the foliage to breathe more life into it. And voilà!