What Are the Best Artificial Hanging Basket Plants

Spring is in session and we can’t take our eyes off the lush foliage following our every step. 

It’s that time of the year when all we see is green, so all we want to have at home is… you guessed it - green. But having greenery at home is not for the faint of heart, nor for the short of time. And while it may seem like it, that’s not the end of the road. 

If you also crave the beauty of nature but can’t justify the commitment of daily care, shift toward artificial plants. Or, even better, artificial hanging basket plants - an unconventional option for any space in your home. 

Curious to find out what the best artificial hanging basket plants are?

Great, because we’re itching to share!

What Are Faux Hanging Basket Plants?

Artificial hanging basket plants are green decor elements that sit in a basket suspended from the ceiling or a beam. They’re great for people who want to enjoy the beauty of hanging foliage without the headaches of maintenance. 

When bought from a reputable manufacturer, these artificial plants will be lifelike and mimic the appearance of real foliage. 

While fake hanging plants and artificial greenery have been around for a long while, they’ve only recently become more mainstream. Nowadays, you can find faux hanging plants in many nooks and crannies in residential and commercial spaces. And we can’t get enough of them. 

Why Get Artificial Hanging Basket Plants?

hanging baskets with faux flowers

If you still need some convincing, here’s how you’ll benefit from getting artificial hanging basket plants: 

They’re Low Maintenance 

Like all artificial greenery, faux hanging plants are a low-maintenance alternative to real ones. 

Artificial hanging basket plants don’t need pruning, trimming, watering, or sunlight to survive. Instead, you can prop them up in your desired location and leave them be. They won’t grow, they won’t shed, and they won’t die under the sun. All you need is to ensure your faux plants are UV-resistant and can withstand harsh weather conditions if outside. 

They Elongate the Room

Since your artificial hanging basket plants hang from the ceiling or a beam, they naturally draw the eye upwards. This added visual interest creates an illusion of a higher ceiling which, in turn, makes the space look bigger.

Plus, if your chosen faux hanging plant is a trailing or cascading vine, the empty space on your eye level will look like it houses lush floating balls of greenery - something you don’t expect. 

They’re Vibrant Year-Round

If you only remember to water your plants when you notice them looking dull and withered, we hate to break it to you but… you’re not the best plant parent. Now you have a wilted, yellow plant, and you’re beating yourself up over neglecting it to this extent.

But with an artificial hanging plant, no amount of forgetfulness will be a cause for concern because fauxliege needs little assistance to thrive. It will look vibrant and colorful all year round with a simple wipe-down from time to time. 

They’re Realistic

Even though your faux blooms didn’t come straight from the ground, you won’t be able to tell. 

Our designers work hard to ensure each faux plant that leaves our manufacturing facility mimics its real-life counterpart to a T. In the end, the only way you’d discern whether your artificial hanging plants are real or fake is with a touch test. 

What Are the Best Artificial Hanging Basket Plants?

Contrary to what you might expect, we can’t say one hanging artificial plant is better than another. That’s because there’s no one best option - it all depends on what you want to achieve looks-wise. 

Usually, the best faux plants for hanging baskets can take advantage of heightened locations, cascade over the edges of the basket, or have trailing stems. 

So, here’s what you can consider for your hanging basket:

Artificial Hanging Pearls

fake hanging pearl plant

The String of Pearls falls in the succulent category and adds quirkiness to any space it adorns. Just like the natural plant, the artificial hanging pearl is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. It’s also UV-resistant and capable to withstand changing weather conditions. 

What sets this faux plant apart is its distinctive appearance which resembles a string of pearls cascading down, hence the name. This is what makes it the perfect choice for hanging baskets - it’s long and provides a striking visual effect. And at Designer Plants, you can get a set of 5 pieces to fill up the entire basket right away. 

Artificial Hanging Bracken Fern

fake hanging fern plant

The Designer Plants artificial hanging Bracken Fern has graceful arching foliage that’s a staple in Southern homes. Since these ferns naturally thrive in heat and humidity, their artificial counterparts won’t seem out of place out in the sun in the South. 

“Plant” a few faux Bracken Fern stems in a wicker hanging basket and let the feathery fronds move delicately with the wind. If you’re feeling creative, you can even use this type of fauxliege in the bathroom, as real Bracken Ferns love such humid locations.

Hanging Artificial Bougainvillea

pink hanging bougainvillea plant

Last but not least, the hanging artificial Bougainvillea plant is a realistic replica of the vibrant tropical plant. At Designer Plants, you can get them in shades of purple, white, and pink to capture the beauty of the Bougainvillea. 

Each stem features an array of delicate flowers that closely resemble the appearance of real blooms. Since they’re clustered together in groups in the wild, our replicas come in sets of 5. This way, they’re reminiscent of a vine with vibrant green leaves contrasting the flowers.

So, if you’re more interested in having flowers cascading down your hanging basket, check out our Bougainvillea stems.

Finishing Thoughts

Artificial hanging basket plants are a convenient and low-maintenance way to add greenery to any space. Opt for a delicate look with a faux string of pearls or a vibrant appearance with colorful Bougainvillea and bring newfound charm into your home.

The beauty of nature isn’t out of reach if you have little time to care for live plants. You just need to be innovative and find ways to work around your limited free time. Artificial plants are just one way of doing so.