I used to think that faux botanicals is a waste of time, because no matter how real you try to make it, it will still look fake. In addition, faux plants do not purify the air, or convert Carbon Dioxide to Oxygen for you. If you talk to an environmentalist, they will probably dissuade you to create more plastic waste in the future.
However, over the years after keeping just pure real plants, I realised mixing with faux botanicals can be beneficial. It does not only solve your problems, if mix well with real plants, they can look aesthetically well too.
Below are just some of the problems you might have encountered, and can consider using faux botanicals approach:
- Certain parts of your house could receive lower light intensity, its not suitable for keeping real plants
- Certain plant species you wanted to keep in your house, but somehow it just keep on dying on you or very high maintenance
- You have pets in the house, and they keep on munching on your favourite plants. Some of the plants can be poisonous to them
Where to buy Faux botanicals in Singapore
- Hooga – Currently, my top favourite place to shop. Their faux botanicals design and quality is quite good, they look almost identical to the real ones. They offer quite a wide range of collection, and offer new design from time to time. Most importantly, the prices are affordable
- Spotlight – Offer quite a good selection too, with reasonable prices. However, some of the design and colour can look too artificial
- IKEA – Best well-known for its low prices, however the design are often limited and lack of details
- Crate&Barrel – The best quality of all the brands I have name here. However, the selection is limited, and prices can be quite high for some
- Hipvan (online only) – Limited selection but reasonable pricing