SAVINGS OF THE WEEK: FAUX PLANTS
HOUSE plants are the easiest way to breathe new life into an interior, but horticultural skills vary.
Some people cannot keep even the most hardy plant alive. Others are more skilled ‘plant parents’, but still like to mix and match real and fake to produce luxurious displays of greenery.
The spring sales offer some bargain ‘faux’ plants which can barely be distinguished from the genuine article. At Argos, for example, the tall pampas grass in a woven basket has been reduced by a third to £15 ( argos.co.uk). The monstera deliciosa, otherwise known as the Swiss cheese plant, continues to be fashionable. You can find the fake version at Wayfair at £39.99, down from £ 42.99 ( pictured, wayfair.co.uk).
At Marks & Spencer, you can save £24.50 on a fake yucca in a blue pot which is now £21 ( marksandspencer. com). Have fun creating your own indoor jungle.