Faux succulent + air plant + eucalyptus + tropicals

Santa Ana, California 21919 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Faux succulent + air plant + eucalyptus + tropicals

Santa Ana, California | 21919 Sales

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Sales 21,919
On Etsy since 2010

Lifelong gardener falls for faux succulents and artificial air plants

Succulents and air plants, although attractive in in indoor arrangements and centerpieces, don't live long indoors.

We've all tried them. I've tried them. But as much as we consider ourselves green thumbs, succulents and air plants are particular about drainage, need lots of sunshine and all the things outdoor plants want, too.

It's a good thing that today's artificial plants, faux succulents and fake air plants nearly look like the real thing. Not all succulents do, mind you. But as a lifelong gardener, I take pride in curating that plants that easily pass for the real thing. My stag horn ferns are so life like that even experienced gardeners can't tell their faux.

The echeverias, senecios and sedums I choose are picked for their realistic qualities. If they look like plastic, you won't find them in my shop.

In addition to succulent arrangements and faux centerpieces, I created scarf-hanging kits inspired by the Hermes scarf hanging, for a fraction of the price.

Sometimes I break out the paints and create just the thing for that corner. Other times it's the sewing machine. I decoupaged for a while and you can find some of that in my shop. I even used my own original artwork in many of the decoupaged pieces.

On some days I hit the thrift stores and grab the vintage gems that other shoppers overlook.

I love this quote from Seth Godin "Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don't need to escape from."

Yeah, 5 Stars in your own home and succulent garden.

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  • Cindy McNatt

    Owner, Creator

    After 20 years as a journalist, I've retired and opened Dirt Couture seeking to fill horticultural and home decor niches that strike my fancy. Hope you enjoy. The picture above? That's me featured in Country Living Magazine.

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Last updated on Oct 3, 2019
Frequently asked questions

Artificial succulents, air plants, stems, flowers and trees fall under a trade category name of "Silk Plants." Silk plants doesn't mean that faux plants are made of silk, although some are. Some styles are plastic, others fabric, and many have painted finishes and flocking.

We source our faux plants from the premier floral importers in the U.S. You won't find our quality (or low price) at your local craft store.

We don't carry real touch-like stems and other similar brand names of flowers and faux plants because, in particular, we don't care for their rubber-like texture. Real Touch plants feel "real" to some degree, but also they attract dirt quickly with their sticky finish.