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Basil Plant, Textured Stone Pot

With its generous leaves and fresh green colour, use this life-like Basil if you want to give a kitchen windowsill or dining table a summery feel, without the upkeep... Read more

A closer look at Basil

With its generous leaves and fresh green colour, use this life-like Basil if you want to give a kitchen windowsill or dining table a summery feel, without the upkeep. Sit it together with the potted Mint for a mix of textures, forms and shades of green that’ll add more layers of interest to their setting.

Why life-like?

Plants inside are one of those finishing details that help a space feel more lived in. If you’d rather avoid the upkeep though, then a life-like one is even better. They’ll still bring touches of greenery to your home, but there’s no need to worry about watering, pruning and deadheading.

From real-life to life-like

Hydrangeas are shrubs that can grow up to seven metres wide, which makes them quite difficult to keep inside in a pot. Like a young plant, ours has just one, large flowerhead with busy leaves beneath, so it’s happy sitting on a tabletop or windowsill. So it’s as realistic as possible, we’ve even given it believably crumbly soil.

Materials

Sometimes natural materials are best, other times synthetic. For our life-like plants, it’s polyester that creates the most realistic look. Easy to dye, it’s vibrant and colourfast so your plant won’t fade. And it can be made matte or shiny to look exactly like the real thing.

The pot

Terracotta is a type of earthenware clay that has a red-orange colour thanks to the amount of iron in it. Because it’s fired at lower temperatures than some other types of pottery, it has a rougher texture which we’ve then aged further with a ‘mossy’ coating, so it looks like it’s naturally weather-worn. 

  • Height :37cm
  • Diameter :22cm
  • Weight :0.03kg
  • Width:22cm

Just so you know

The wire in the stem is tough so you can’t accidentally snap it. But you’ll need something powerful if you want to trim it down. We’ve found long-handled loppers (the ones for pruning shrubs and trees) or wire cutters do the trick.

The wire inside also means you can’t put your stem in water for long or it’ll rust. So if you’re arranging it with real flowers, bend the life-like stem up out of the water.

When it comes to smaller items, we don't hang around.

From our own, white-glove service for delivering larger pieces in the UK and Ireland, to our courier and international partners, rest assured that we’ve done everything we can to make sure your order gets to you on time and in one, perfect piece.

Delivery’s also entirely free if you’re in the UK and spend over £50 (or €100 in Ireland).

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No-quibble returns

We believe that returns should be easy, which is why we approach them with a ‘no quibble’ mindset.  And, you’ll also have 28 days to do so – just in case you need time to mull things over. 

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