Artificial Palm Trees: A Comprehensive Guide On All Things Palms

Picture the tropics.

You think of the sun-kissed beaches, the gentle sway of palm trees in the warm breeze, and the playful sound of waves lapping against the shore.

Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? But also far from reality?

Well, maybe it’s not as far as you think. You can bring a slice of that paradise into your own space, no plane ticket required.

We’re not pulling your leg - that’s exactly what artificial palm trees can do for you - give you the taste of tropical life.

And by reading this blog and learning a thing or two about fake palm trees, you’ll gain knowledge on all the good things about these faux trees. Then, you’ll find out how to choose the perfect one for your yard.


Let’s dig in.

What Are the Benefits of Artificial Palm Trees?

When it comes to artificial palm trees for outdoor use, the benefits are as abundant as the coconuts underneath the crown of a real palm.

They Look Real

Artificial palm trees and faux plants in general have come a long way from the fake versions of yesteryear. Modern technology has made it possible to create fake palms that are almost indistinguishable from the real thing. To do that, our designers study the natural textures, colors, and details of real palm trees and emulate them with astonishing precision.

They Don’t Shed

A natural palm’s growth process involves older, lower leaves turning brown and dropping to the ground at certain times of the year. This means you’ll routinely have to rake the leaves and fronds and clean the surrounding area. But with an artificial palm tree for the outdoors, you won’t have to worry about shedding and debris. As a result, your fake trees will stay pristine and mess-free.

They Save Water

Water conservation is more important than ever in times of economic and financial stress. Depending on the type of palm tree, you’ll need to water it several times a week, which will bloat your water bill. That said, an artificial palm tree can be a wise solution for those tightening their purse strings. With fake foliage, you’ll get the lush look of palm trees without regular watering. 

They’re Affordable  

Creating your tropical paradise doesn’t have to break the bank or require any ongoing expenses. Buying fake palm trees for outside use will prove to be a cost-effective way to introduce the tropics without spending a fortune. Artificial palms are a one-time investment that pays off in lasting beauty and removes the looming costs of fertilizers, pesticides, or professional pruning services. 

They Don’t Grow

While growing trees come with advantages, they also have a few drawbacks. Real palm trees outgrow their space faster than you expect. This means you’ll need to either prune or remove them from the space. On the other hand, fake palms stay the same size forever, so you can enjoy their beauty without worrying about them taking over. Plus, with no growth, you won’t deal with unsightly bare trunks or overcrowded foliage.

Types of Fake Palm Trees for Outside at Designer Plants 

Have fake palms piqued your interest?

Then we’re excited to show you our collection of the most realistic artificial palm trees. These faux trees are lifelike and durable enough to withstand the elements and brave even the longest, most scorching summer heat.

As a preface, all types of faux palm trees come in 5 different sizes: 13ft, 16ft, 20ft, 23ft, and 26ft. And because this is a big order, we don’t have them in stock. Instead, they’re made to order with deliveries that can take anywhere between 12 to 16 weeks.

For specific information on each type of artificial palm tree, refer to the specific product page and carefully read the information provided. 

Artificial Florida Palm Tree

florida palm tree

If you can’t go to the Sunshine State yourself, you can bring the Sunshine State to you. Our artificial Florida palm tree is handcrafted to impress your friends, neighbors, guests, and visitors.

This fake palm will help you make a bold statement thanks to the lush, dense foliage that turns heads. Our manufacturers use Polytech UV plastics to ensure the faux Florida palm tree lasts outdoors or indoors for years to come.

The faux Florida palm tree is extremely durable, but if you ever need to replace the leaves, you can do so easily and affordably without rooting out the entire tree.

Artificial Mexican Fan Palm Tree

mexican palm tree

The natural Mexican fan palm tree is an intriguing tree that can reach up to 100 feet tall. This palm’s dead leaves don’t drop but they fold against the trunk and give the tree a distinctive, spiky skirt. While the real leaves are often a fire hazard and require quick action, an artificial Mexican fan palm tree doesn’t come with any of these problems.

This faux palm comprises high-quality materials that bring exotic elegance to any setting, indoors or outdoors. Since the tree is UV-resistant, you can leave it in your yard without fear of fading.

Besides this, we’ve tested our artificial greenery in extreme conditions. This way, you’ll rest easy knowing the occasional storm won’t dent the trunk or knock the leaves.

Artificial Royal Palm Tree

artificial royal palm tree

The royal palm tree is a striking palm native to South Florida. Since we’re also native to South Florida, it was only a matter of time before we introduced a faux version to our collection.

Due to their luscious leaves, the artificial royal palm tree is a great addition to any yard in need of a little privacy. You can create a secluded oasis or just enjoy the views of such a majestic tree.

With no need for watering or pruning, an artificial royal palm tree is easy to maintain and can “live” for years with only a little bit of cleaning.

How to Choose the Size of Your Artificial Palm Tree?

If you’re buying an outdoor palm tree that’s fake, you need to consider the space it will fill and the look you want to achieve. Thicker-leaved faux palm trees will have a bigger, more prominent presence than those with thin leaves, so factor this into your decision-making process.

Artificial palm trees maintain their shape and size so you can ensure a perfect fit both now and in 5 years. As we already mentioned, Designer Plants faux palms come in 5 different heights, depending on how tall you want to go.

But apart from the height, measure the width of the area you intend to fill.  Think about where you want the bulk of the foliage to be. For example, the Mexican fan palm tree is very top-heavy, so if you want a more balanced distribution, you might be better off with a royal palm instead.

If you need help with deciding the perfect height, contact our team and we’ll talk you through the process.


We’re wrapping up our exploration of artificial palm trees. So far, we’ve uncovered an abundance of possibilities for building your own tiny Maldives resort.

Whether you’re dreaming of swaying fronds by the beach or just want to enjoy a bit of the tropics in your yard, an artificial palm tree is sure to impress.