This Fake Plant Company Wants to Add Faux-Cannabis to Your Houseplant Collection

Move over, monsteras. Cannabis plants may be the newest, trending house decor.

Many U.S. states don't allow citizens to grow their own marijuana plants at home, but Pot Plant is pushing the normalization of cannabis plants to the forefront with its online business.

Pot Plant sells fake, cannabis plants that look just like the real thing. Why? Because co-founder Karina Farris appreciates the beauty of the plants and the medicinal qualities they bring.

"We started Pot Plant to change the way that the world views weed, by normalizing its presence in daily life and by highlighting its aesthetically pleasing qualities," she told Newsweek via email.

Farris has worked in the cannabis industry "for a few years" but started Pot Plant in 2019 when she decided she wanted to show off the beauty of cannabis to all—even those who don't necessarily understand the draw of weed, in any form.

"I was growing my own plants then and everyone who would visit were impressed with the plants' natural beauty," she said. "I thought, if only more people could see the plant in its truest, most natural form, they would see cannabis in a different light."

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A fake marijuana plant, by Pot Plant, sits next to other home decor. Pot Plant

Now, Pot Plant sells four sizes of fake cannabis plants, prices ranging from $25 to $125, that any American can welcome into their home. Farris is aware that many states don't allow home-growing of the controversial plant, so Pot Plant was started to provide unique access to the plant.

Marijuana laws are rapidly changing around the country. Some states offer total recreational freedom, while others have decriminalized the plant. Cannabis consumption or possession remains fully illegal in six states—Alabama, Idaho, Indiana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming—as of January 9, according to weednews. While the American lifestyle is certainly adjusting to make pot more mainstream, there are still taboos around the consumption of the plant.

So, Pot Plant's design is also aimed to start conversations with those who aren't weed enthusiasts about the beauty of the plant, both when viewed and consumed.

"Have you ever seen a plant that looks remotely as cool as cannabis does?" she asked. "When the buds flower, they literally glisten because of the oil in them. These are called trichomes, and yes, Pot Plant has its very own artificial trichomes that sparkle."

Pot Plant comes at an interesting time in home design, as well. Even before COVID-19, homebodies were keen on filling their spaces with living houseplants. Millennials brought back the once-beloved, living decor with a whole internet community (on any platform you search, such as Instagram, Facebook or TikTok) that shares their plant collections, care tips and beautiful indoor gardens.

Pot Plant may provide a new kind of accessibility to plant parents who want to expand their collection but might not be able to legally, or easily, grow their own marijuana plants.

Farris is open to expanding Pot Plant past fake plants. Much of her upcoming plans for Pot Plant include educational materials.

For now, it's all about starting conversations, and assimilation, into households around the country, Farris said.

"Hopefully, Pot Plants will be in the homes of cannabis users and nonusers alike, and people won't bat an eye when it's on their friends' coffee table next to their succulent collection."

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Four sizes of Pot Plant's fake cannabis plants are available to order on its website. Pot Plant