If you've somehow missed the trend for faux flowers and artificial plants, then where have you been hiding. The most stylish homes across the globe are filled with fake foliage in all shapes and sizes.

Gone are the days of the plastic-looking plants that were hot in the Seventies. Tech advancementsmean that fake plants now boast amazingly realistic texture, shape and colour, making them almost indistinguishable from the real deal. An appealing prospect for those of us who struggle to keep real plants alive – and one thing is for sure,investing in a faux looks often works out cheaper than regularly replacing dying real ones.

Over the past couple of years we've seen cacti and succulents dominating the scene, but there's now also a big place for life-like larger plants – from fiddle leaf fig trees to ferns – these boast more foliage and still no one will notice the difference.

A big, bushy, leafy plant isa great addition to a bathroom, study or dining space, and can be used together in a large group to create a mini indoor garden.

 

Monstera plant,£165, Rose & Grey

Monstera plant,£165, Rose & Grey

This faux Cheese Plant is perfect for those of you who love their appearance but perhaps don't have the patience to grow a tall plant. Incredibly life-like, this malleable fake plant can easily be manipulated into whatever shape you prefer.

Fern, £32,Tree Locate

Add some lush tumbling foliage to a bathroom or brighten up a dark corner. At just £32 each, you could invest in a group for extra impact.

Medium ficus tree, £69,Marks & Spencer

Medium ficus tree, £69,Marks & Spencer

This artificial ficus tree will last for years, transforming your space without the fuss. The wicker planter lends a rustic feel to your decor.

Fiddle-leaf fig plant,from £96, Artificial Plants

Fiddle-leaf fig plant,from £96, Artificial Plants

This is one of the best artificial fiddle leaf figs out there, with dense realistic foliage and pretty excellent value. Fiddle leaf figs trees are notoriously fussy when it comes to sunlight and watering, so this cheaper, fuss-free and more durable option gets our vote.

Potted euphorbia cactus,£27, Graham and Green

Potted euphorbia cactus,£27, Graham and Green

Embrace a tropical vibe with this life-like cactus. Channelling the current trend for all things tropical, this faux house plant will add a cheerful look to your home throughout the year.

Potted spider plant, £32,Rockett St George

Potted spider plant, £32,Rockett St George

Display this maintenance-free faux Potted Spider Plant in your home for year-round colour and pizazz.With two different types of leaves, this Spider Plant looks like beautifully real.